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  1. Mike_Jackson

    SOLD! - 2006 Feathercraft Wisper kayak for sale

    This item has sold. thanks
  2. Mike_Jackson

    SOLD! - 2006 Feathercraft Wisper kayak for sale

    2006 Feathercraft Wisper kayak. Serial # QVF23012F606 - Red deck The original 4 rib Wisper was upgraded to the 2011 style, 6 rib version. This one also has the small forward hatch option. Includes: repair kit, carrying bag/backpack (a few holes in this from travelling), sea sock, nylon spray...
  3. Mike_Jackson

    Paddler retreat in Port Renfrew?

    Just back from the Utah desert - got some nice paddling in on Lake Powell. The direct rout from the cottages to the marina launch ram is about 200m but goes down a set of steps - would be fine carrying a SOF, but a bit tricky for a heavier kayak. Going via the road is about 500m. I have linked a...
  4. Mike_Jackson

    Paddler retreat in Port Renfrew?

    I can work on organizing a gathering. A couple of days of rock gardens would be fun. A refuge can be a good catalyst for a gathering
  5. Mike_Jackson

    Paddler retreat in Port Renfrew?

    BTW, I would definitely offer a WCP discount!
  6. Mike_Jackson

    Discovery Island closed

    I can confirm that the wolf is seen regularly. I think I have seen him more than a dozen times now. It is not afraid of people, but also does not approach. He does follow you along the shore sometimes at a sensible distance. It is eating seals and other marine life. Several kills have been seen...
  7. Mike_Jackson

    SOLD! - Tahe Greenland LC and T

    Re: Tahe Greenland LC and T - Sold Both are sold.
  8. Mike_Jackson

    SOLD! - Tahe Greenland LC and T

    Re: Tahe Greenland LC and T Sorry, both are now sold. I should have updated the post.
  9. Mike_Jackson

    Inflatable PFD

    I realize now that when I am on an extended trip I wear a "normal" PFD, also when I am at Surge Narrows, Baynes Channel etc. But on most of my regular day paddles where I do not expect rough conditions (based on wind and current forecasts) I wear my inflatable.
  10. Mike_Jackson

    Inflatable PFD

    This link works better for me... http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2013/09/04/uncontrollable-urge-islands-race-accident/ sobering: 5) It is our experience that the auto-inflating PFD’s worn by our crew were not adequate in these rough conditions. Sailors should be aware that the force of wave...
  11. Mike_Jackson

    Inflatable PFD

    Sounds like a good reason to 1) wear your PFD and 2) not use an autoinflate one! :)
  12. Mike_Jackson

    Inflatable PFD

    I guess I have learned to do without the stuff. I keep the VHF in a case and hang it around my neck. I sometimes use a small deck bag.
  13. Mike_Jackson

    Inflatable PFD

    I have been wearing inflatable PFDs for years now (several hundred paddles) and love them. Very comfortable and encourages torso flexibility. My paddling ones are manual inflate - pull the cord (or inflate by mouth), while my power boat ones are autoinflate (when immersed). I do wear a "normal"...
  14. Mike_Jackson

    2015 WCP Spring Campout - NEW DATE!

    Dang it. Can't make it as I will be in SFO for 5 days.
  15. Mike_Jackson

    2015 WCP Spring Campout - NEW DATE!

    Re: 2015 WCP Spring Campout Scott and I just got back from paddling out to visit Mark and Christine. I guess the presence of 4 of us makes it an official campout... ;)
  16. Mike_Jackson

    2015 WCP Spring Campout - NEW DATE!

    Re: 2015 WCP Spring Campout Scott and I are heading over this afternoon for a short visit. We plan to leave Swartz Bay around 2 and should be at Arbutus around 3.
  17. Mike_Jackson

    2015 WCP Spring Campout - NEW DATE!

    Re: 2015 WCP Spring Campout Glad I checked. I was all set to paddle out for the afternoon tomorrow. Maybe I will stick to the usual Cadboro Bay based paddles.
  18. Mike_Jackson

    can you do the 'roll'?

    I don't think I would go into a tiderace like Surge Narrows or Baynes, play in surf or big wind/waves without a good roll. I have never rolled on an expedition trip, but then I have never capsized on one either... I try to avoid capsize fostering conditions when on an expedition. That said...
  19. Mike_Jackson

    Pros & Cons of paddling Vancouver Island in sections

    Well done! Now I have to do Campbell River to Port Hardy!
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