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    "Bizarre . . . " - Log intentionally dropped onto 2 Paddlers - Nanaimo

    'This was a bizarre incident': Man arrested after kayakers struck by log pushed off cliff near Nanaimo: https://globalnews.ca/news/9052236/nanaimo-log/ https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/this-was-a-bizarre-incident-man-arrested-after-kayakers-struck-by-log-pushed-off-cliff-near-nanaimo-1.6022138...
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    New Bowen Is Park includes camping - Metro Vancouver

    Unfortunately minimal usable water access, so for general info only: Metro Vancouver is proposing to spend $40 million to preserve part of a spectacular site that was being developed on Bowen Island...
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    Cockpit coaming trim piece?

    No, I'm wrong: the rough edge is turned back on top toward the inside of the kayak so the trim is also to the inside of the kayak covering that edge, so the trim just might help reducing scrapes, catches, or drysuit damage when vigorously exiting.
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    Cockpit coaming trim piece?

    That's an interesting point CPS: my first take, without seeing the issue, is that a trim pc is a total waste of time and energy that just a few swipes with some sandpaper or a heatiron would solve in a minute or two - I mean all other kayaks don't have a trim piece, how ridiculous. What else...
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    Help me find a surfing kayak

    Sorry Tongo-Rad, I don't know where I saw the incorrect length . . . here's an adjusted image, but using composite:
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    Someone jump on this free Delta 14-5!

    get this while you can - I got too many kayaks. https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/zip/d/vancouver-free-delta-kayak/7517724576.html
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    Artlish River Launch

    No, I haven't launched there. But looking at google and esri, the launch still appears to exist, a vehicle or so, altho the ramp/parking photo is 20yr old. The log handling area seems to be at only +1.5-2m elevation and the launch is low 15% slope with under 100mm material at the photo...
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    Artlish River Launch

    I presume you're using the log dump just S of Artlish Rvr: there's a semblance of a boat ramp and a large [1/4 hectare] flat area that potentially could be used for parking. The area is unassigned crown land, but there is a log handling tenure on that area. so YMMV if seems not in use.
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    Help me find a surfing kayak

    [Lila did say “. . . plastic layup, second hand . . . only for surfing not . . . day trips / touring.” So to my mind that single requirement leans more toward a surf play type kayak.] However your added rock hopping and narrow beam requirements will lean more towards a traditional sea kayak...
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    Parking at Little Espinosa

    you can see tire tracks in tangler's photo that in the recent past 2 vehicles parked perpendicular to the road.
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    Near Drowning near Kamloops

    my conjecture Sandy: Launched, got into difficulty as entering main channel, 3-4 knots confused current, dumped, drifted beside dumped kayak - and didn't want to let go of tools, battery, motor, kayak whatever - and had a million opportunities to swim 10 strokes to shore . . . . . . but...
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    Parking at Little Espinosa

    Looks like that road parallel approach is fairly typical at that location. I think it might be b/c some drive down to the beach [sim to the lhs photo] and then just drive up to park with the same orientation? Some double stacking tho'.
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    Delta 12.10 vs. Boreal Baltic 120

    This might be a visual error of mine, but one aspect I think I see that is different in the Boreal is the much higher box coefficient - ie literally a more boxy shape. That has advantages and disadvantages: advantage: - for its length [it's actually a tad wider than the others] it will...
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    Delta 12.10 vs. Boreal Baltic 120

    The basic question of comparisons came up a little while ago, here's a visual if useful. I guess one could note that the delta 12-10 is recognizably larger than the others, however it therefore could carry more gear for a longer outing.
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