Recent content by tiagosantos

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    New (to me) Winter Project

    Makes you wonder the difference in stability you'd get from eating (or skipping!) a couple of donuts!
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    Barracuda kayaks?

    If I were paddling from Australia to NZ, I'd also want the view blocked so I wouldn't realize how far from land I really was!
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    Do we need compulsory certification for SUP paddlers?

    Went out for a mid-week paddle a week ago, on a calm, warm river. Paddled past a guy on a SUP who seemed to not be having a ton of fun. Unprompted, he loudly offered "these things suck - they're for girls, not men!". Maybe some kind of certificate that your masculinity won't be threatened by...
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    sea kayaking course choice?

    That would be the place to start! There are several schools and instructors around here.. The Paddle Canada website has a search function that might help - Search for a Sea Kayak Course - Paddle Canada It's been a whole bunch of years since I've done my Level 1/Level 2 courses so I'm not...
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    Expired Flares???

    I'm curious to know what happens to them after these collection events. It can't be thaaaaat hard to come up with a device where these could be safely set off and/or burnt. Could always wrap a few in duct tape and leave it under a park bench. I'm sure the bomb squad would know how to get rid...
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    What do you wear on your feet?

    I still have a pair of *gulp* 15 year old Merrell Continuum "water" hiking shoes that, given one has enough space under the deck, make for fantastic paddling shoes. These seem to have been made before people put everything on the Internet, cause I could only find this pre-owned pair on eBay! If...
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    What do you wear on your feet?

    I think that's why I took a few years off. I feel like I've got a sufficient amount of grey hair (at least on my beard) to be allowed back in.
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    COVID and canoeing, sea kayaking continues decline...

    Interesting data.. A couple days ago, I bumped into a very large BC Kayaking group on Facebook, with thousands of members. I was excited to see such a large group! I had a quick glance through and I didn't see a single sea kayak amidst the dozens of posts related to inflatable boats. I...
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    some Stitch and Glue Designs

    Hey folks :) I was the friend that got those Black Pearl panels cut on a local CNC shop. Sadly the shop has moved away to Ontario, as the guy was relatively affordable and was awesome to work with. We had a written agreement that he was not to reuse the cut files or produce any other copies, as...
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    SOLD! - Swagman Tajo Kayak storage holders

    I've got three pairs of these - used them at the old house to store the kayaks on a home made rack. Moved to a townhome and the kayaks live a life of luxury hanging from the ceiling instead! Pretty good shape, some of the foam cracked around the bends but is still intact where it matters on the...
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    Need input --my rental boat for PPS

    The tempest is much closer to your pilgrim than it was to your older WS boat :) It's a great little boat, pretty maneuverable and it won't hurt your rolling aspirations in the slightest, I don't think.
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    looking to purchase a spray skirt for a Solstice GT!

    Hey cjones, I have 3 spray skirts in various sizes and states of repair that I need to get rid of. You're welcome to grab all 3 (free!) and see if any of them work for you. There's a brand new neo/nylon type skirt and two old all neoprene skirts of random tunnel and cockpit sizes.
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    Stellar S18S Excel Surfski

    April bump! Weather is starting to feel pretty nice, you just missed out on some crazy wind days! ;) Feel free to throw in an offer - this will be a pretty good deal for a super lightweight ski, paddle and PFD.
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    Stellar S18S Excel Surfski

    Pretty reluctant to sell this cause I know I'll eventually miss it, but we're moving and trying to downsize a little bit. I believe the ski is about 6 or 7 years old but hasn't been paddled all that much. It's the Excel (kevlar) construction, incredibly lightweight. It's in great condition and...