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    Cockpit coaming trim piece?

    Hello to all. I own a Perceptions Sea Lion Shadow and my 2 friends own Perception Sea Lion Eclipse and a Chinook. On all 3 kayaks the old combing trim is worn and falls off very easily. Tom at Top Kayaker sells replacement trim. My question is simply "does the trim do anything other then...
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    To change e-mail record?

    Hello to all. I used an e-mail address to set up my account on this site. The carrier I used was sub-standard and got worse over time so I changed to g-mail, but I still have the old e-mail as the recorded address here. (not used anymore and closed that account with that company ) I want to...
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    Leaking Air bag?

    In buying used kayaks I often get spray skirts and sometimes float bags and paddles too. But one float bag I got has a fixture (that is glued into the bag for the air hose to attach) that has a glue joint which is now loose and leaking air. I have in mind to get a small syringe and fill it...
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    what's this stroke called?

    OK, I know and use the hanging draw, the sculling draw and one sculling stroke that is like the sculling draw but moving the edging of the blade the opposite way to PUSH my kayak sideways instead of drawing it sideways. I do it well, and was showing the kids from Church how to do it today, but...
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    bungee beads?

    Other than making them from bone of antler, is that a source for bungee cord deck beads that can simply be purchased?
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    Merry Christmas to all.

    Merry Christmas to all!
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    Cockpit and spray skirt sizing

    Hello to all you good folks out there. I have a question maybe someone can answer for me: I would like to know the circumference of the outside of the combing on kayaks that takes a Seals 1.2 and 1.4 size skirt. My idea is that if I know the circumference and I make a string loop of that...
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    Perception's hatches?

    Hello to all. I just picked up a 17 foot Perception Eclipse Sea Lion. As with other Perception kayaks I have picked up and seen, the rear hatch is held down by straps with Fast-Tex buckles. And as with others, the straps are made in a "Y" with one being long and the other the correct length...
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    Winter just got here

    Well----- Winter's here I guess! I went out this morning and thought I'd go up the river from the lake, and see if I could find some deer. I got to the place I usually put in and found ice. I knew there would be some, but not near as thick as it turned out to be. I have been seeing a thin...
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    cold water and your hands?

    I just got back from what may be the last camping trip of the year. I went out for 3 days on the lake near my home and I paddled about 40 miles or so. Didn't push very hard, but did go slow enough to explore a lot of shore line and found about 20 places that will be good camp-sites in the...
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    What is the thing that holds the rudder with it's folded called?

    Hello all. I just picked up 2 kayaks, both with rudders. One has a rubber “cradle” which I would like to replace just because it’s so small, and the other one has a “cradle” that’s torn and non-functional. I can fabricate what I need for replacements, but it would be easier to buy them...
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    Silva 70P compass question

    Well I got a Silva 70P compass. It came new in the box, but going on line for instructions it seems there is info on setting it for declination, which they call compensation, but when I look a the compass itself there are NO screws to adjust for east/west and north/south despite what the sheet...
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    Pronghorn antelope from a kayak seat

    My friend Steve M. and I went out for a 5 hour paddle on Sunday. He had a camera along. We slid up close to shore where a small herd of Pronghorns were and got a few pictures. That's me in the Red Chatham and Steve M is behind the camera. Pronghorn 1 by Steve Zihn, on Flickr pronghorn 2 by...
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    Barracuda kayaks?

    Hello to all. I have come to hear about a kayak maker in New Zealand called Barracuda. I looked that the web site and the kayaks are all made with pretty high foredecks with swells directly in front of the cockpit combing. Some early Aleutain kayas were made in that fashon, but most of those...
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    A kayak in my not-too-distant future

    I am very interested in an Eddyline Fathom in the next few months or sometime next spring. I am looking for any feedback from anyone that has experience with this kayak, and all "pros and cons" I can get. I am 5' 6" tall (short) and I am heavy for my height at 190 pounds. I am not at all fat...
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    What brand of bilge pump is the best quality

    Title of the post says it all. I see several on the market and most seem pretty low quality, cheaply made, with a lot of small plastic parts that seems likely to break at the time you'd need it. So. are there any hand pumps out there that are what you'd call "high quality"?
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    Greenland and Aleutian paddles?

    Has anyone here ever used an Aleutian paddle? How do they compare to a GL paddle? I can see a trade off, in the fact that the Aleutian blade has a flat side which would probably make it a bit better for sculling, but the trad-off is that it’s not used the same on both sides so the loom would...
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    To glue a leaking bulkhead?

    Hello to all. I went on the water most of today and I just got home. I found today the bulkhead on my Necky Chatham 17 (plastic) is leaking at the 6:00 position. If I push on it the bottom will move back and forth about 3/16 of an inch. I am thinking I could use a syringe and a needle with a...
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    My longest Sunday afternoon trip to date

    Well, I just finished my longest afternoon kayak trip to date. I try to go every Sunday after church. I left at the Jarvis beach (small waterfront piece of land Beau Jarvis let's me use to kayak from) at 1:00 and paddled to the marina up by the dam on the north end of Boysen Reservoir I got...
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    any difference in Budgie cord?

    I am going to replace the bungies on my kayak. I ripped through the case on one,a nd they are faided so I assume the life of the exiosting cords is about done. In the experience of the readers here, is all bungie cord the same, or do some brands outlast others. I was just going to get some off...
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