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    Mariner foredeck bungees

    Soap and water to luburcate the cord might help, or Bees wax?
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    Rudder pedals

    I miss read it opening line and though " fish tail" wow that would be interesting.
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    Marina pay ramps hate this one stupid trick...

    I though he was going to land feet first in the seating area , and bust straight thru. If it was shallow he could land on his feet!!! A belly flop anyone?
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    Looking for a kayak builder

    Ok I get the idea! Maybe if you had a canoe router set modified so the outside was slightly open and used a consistent mix of thickened epoxy you could save a lot of time. If you made a special plane to shave the thickened epoxy just after it set up, that would save a lot of time. If you build...
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    Looking for a kayak builder

    Strip built with staples in 50 hours might be possible if you already had the strong back and forms set up, router templates for all the parts needed and other hard tooling alerady made. It would be real interesting to see Bjorn's manufacturing process.
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    Looking for a kayak builder

    One simple question ? How can you make money building a boat like the Black Pearl? Even if you charged $5000 plus material and completed it in 300 hours , that is just a little over fast food money. I guess I asking how manny hours does it take a professional builder to build a stripper?
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    New (to me) Winter Project

    A good source of water proof washers ( mentioned above) is plastic coffee can lids. You can hand cut the washers with almost any knife or sissors. The plasic is thin , so you might need to stack several in different applications.
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    torso rotation

    Try to see how fast you can padle your kayak using any stroke you want. ( how long canyon maintain say 5mph) Depending on your physical conditioning you reach max speed. How long you can sustain the speed depends on 2 factors. The first factor is the stored energy in your muscles (condition)...
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    What is a "small paddler"

    SZihn, No problem, you are describing me, except I am now more fat then muscle. Do not buy a boat for a small person. I paddle a 17 ft. Redfish stripper. Roy
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    How To Poop in Canadian Waters

    Does a bear or deer poop in the woods? A lot of animals cover there poop so there predators can't track and eat them. Just dont let a predator with a bage or cell phone tack you down. On a practical side you can mark the boundarys of your camp with urin. If it can't be found you have left no...
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    A New Canoe

    That is a very interesting form. What kind of paddling are you planning to do in it. Lake River or Ocean? I like the Red Green colors , In the water it might look just red - from a distance. Roy
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    Replacing footpeg rail stud

    Mick. I get what you are saying. I like internal bungee cords to hold hatches closed. But. Ugly external straps might be needed in rough water.
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    'Guide-approved' tips for launching kayak in rough conditions

    If you want a god laugh watch me try to make a graceful lnding in calm water in my fancy sea kayak. The girl watching really laughed her you know what off when I confidently approached the dock and did an expert wet exit.
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    Licenses for paddling Canoes, Kayaks, & SUPs proposed - WA state bill?

    I think clamping down of rentals would be a good place to strat. The cheap rental Kayaks should be sink proof and inspected on a minuim once a year. Why not requrire the rental company give a sort 10 minute saftey talk. Include in the talk the condition on the lake that day. A tailored saftey...
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    Portage system suggestions?

    I would not use PVC for trails described above, as it can be brittle. I dropped mine and it broke at the molded joints. PVC has the advantage of screw having together fittings. Using PVC you can design a rack that can be taken all apart. I would be more worried about damange to my Kayak if...
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    Archimedes idea needs some help.

    Actually water density increases as the water gets colder, but close to he freezing point the water density decreases. If water density increased al the way to the freezing point most od the earths water would remain frozen. The warmer lower density bottom water convects to the surface and...
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    Archimedes idea needs some help.

    That is exactly what sunk the US atomic Sub USS Thresher in 1963. Due to a storm in the south Atlantic, colder water was flowed south and engulfed the Thresher before the crew realized they were desending it was to late. If you look it up you will not find this to be the offfical reason...
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    Passat G3 Hull Gel Coat

    I would just fill the bad spots with filled epxoy or bondo. Then prime and paint. Now is the time to do an hull modifications. or Gelcoat does not add structure. It hides the glass fibers. Sand the gel coat almost to he glass then prrime and paint. Block sandthe bottom and you should have a...
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    Kayak in 3 pieces - repair by Joe Greenley

    I am also concerned about Joe's foot. I migh need his talents to build me a new Kayak seat for my Redfish. It could be: Blue toe syndrome is characterised by tissue ischaemia secondary to cholesterol crystal or atherothrombotic embolisation. It leads to the occlusion of small vessels. Cyanosis...
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    unplanned swim at Garry Point

    Very interesting climbing photos, But who ever took the photos must of used Air Hooks to climb - no small "feet". One more question are Portaledges and Portajohns used in this type of small feet climbing? ( on a bad day a litttle humor helps)
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