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  1. Tangler

    Notso Grassy Knoll

    I have always enjoyed visiting Grassy Knoll when in the Nuchatlitz. The abundant white "daisies" the smell of wild onions, not to mention the view. Sadly it seems to have changed for the worst. The trail up was a nasty thrash through often head high shrubbery a lot of it very prickly roses that...
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    Parking at Little Espinosa

    Might be preaching to the choir here... Just got back from a very nice, if short, trip to the Nuchatlitz. We were a little disconcerted upon arrival at the put in to find that the large parking area had been mostly taken up by four vehicles that had chosen to park in a parallel(to the road)...
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    Mariner foredeck bungees

    Hello Mariner fans. I have noticed that the foredeck bungees on one of my Coasters are beginning to wear and need replacing. Does anyone have any tricks for getting new bungees through those holes? I'm also thinking of using thicker bungees as I find the originals a bit light. Might need to...
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    Thickening gel coat

    I need to make a repair to the gel coat on one of my boats. The wound has a bit of depth to it and I was wondering about thickening the gel coat to help fill the hole. Any thoughts on the subject?
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    Kayak Carrier Cradle Question

    Hi Folks. Happy Holidays. :) I have a kayak carrier system from Rhino Racks. Recently the rubber cradles have started to degenerate and leave nasty black streaks on my beautiful kayak! Rhino has not responded to my query about replacement rubbers and I don't want to buy a whole new system. So...
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    Boat varnishes

    I am partway through my first boat build (a plywood canoe) and wondering about finishes. I am going to varnish it but my family is sensitive to off-gassing. I did notice a Varathane water-based spar varnish and was wondering if that would be appropriate for a watercraft? Any thoughts on this (or...
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    Little Espinosa parking incidents

    Just got back from a fun trip to the Nuchatlitz. Lots of interesting weather and the new (to me) sport of "Blow hole baiting". Got back to the put-in at Little Espinosa to find that someone had stolen my license plates. Could have been worse... I was wondering if others felt it might be useful...
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    Building a Koaster

    I have been having a lot of trouble finding a Mariner Coaster to buy so I have decided to take the radical step of starting my own kayak building company, "Marinades" to produce them, based here in Canada. I will be building a few models to start: Koasters, much to the joy of surf kayakers...