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  1. nootka

    Humpbacks do not have sonar

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    How likely are whales to overturn you in a kayak?

    How likely are whales to ....turn you in a kayak? Fairly likely if the whale is lonely.
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    Alex Morton Launches Petition

    https://www.tricitynews.com/highlights/feds-move-to-phase-out-open-net-salmon-farms-in-bc-5508619
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    Seized 2-piece Paddle

    Vinegar will sometimes dissolve salt deposits.
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    Alex Morton Launches Petition

    Three hundred seventy-six juvenile pink and chum salmon were caught at 8 sites in the Discovery Islands on May 20 and 21, 2022. 88% of these fish had zero sea lice, average infection was .16 lice/fish. This is a profound decline in sea lice infection on young wild salmon since 2020 when 94% of...
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    Greenland paddle shaft repair

    I believe Uli is not an excessive roller (yet) so probably does not shift hand position much. Is paddle cedar or other softwood? In which case wouldn't a hardwood dowel of 3/4" or 1" packed in epoxy, combined with a fiberglass/epoxy sheath on the outside give a strong enough repair?
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    Alex Morton Launches Petition

    “What we see relating to science and DFO and the aquaculture industry is not incompetence, not scientific illiteracy, but deliberately dishonest efforts to block science, keep a minister in the dark and advantage the industry,” she said...
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    Alex Morton Launches Petition

    https://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/comment-phase-out-fish-farms-for-wild-salmon-survival-5320263 https://davidsuzuki.org/action/support-open-net-pen-fish-farm-phase-out/
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    Sealant question

    Doug Taylor suggested Sikaflex 291 when I installed a compass on my Romany. https://www.marineoutfitters.ca/index.cfm?category=10060%7C10063&product=43431561&code=033886005272
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    Has anyone been in contact with Joe O'Blenis recently?

    He posted to FB April 19th https://www.facebook.com/groups/142242633243052/posts/863481501119158/ I agree that failing to communicate with a customer is unacceptable, for any small business.
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    Alex Morton Launches Petition

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-federal-salmon-study-that-found-viruses-at-fish-farms-released-10/ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/14/infected-farmed-wild-salmon-canada-virus-report Searches of CBC & CTV found no reference to this news.
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    Putting on a drysuit - what do you stand on?

    a small mat from Cdn Tire or dollar store or I sit on a tailgate
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    Fleet Renewal and the Perfect Kayak

    The Ocean Cockpit on the Tahe Greenland kayak makes it harder to lay on the back deck. IMHO the regular cockpit is better for the difficult layback rolls. This may not matter so much if someone is young & very flexible.
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    Fleet Renewal and the Perfect Kayak

    That kind of depends on which rolls you are referring to. If you are talking about any norsaq roll, or a front to rear hand roll I would say they are equal. The BP was made for a slightly heavier person, so the Tahe sits lower - which is better for the harder rolls. The BP is much lighter so...
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    Fleet Renewal and the Perfect Kayak

    Nimbus Telkwa - red Outer Island stripper -clear Romany -orange North Shore Atlantic LV plastic - red Necky Chatham 16 plastic -yellow Tahe Greenland -black NDK Pilgrim Ex - green Black Pearl stripper - black NDK Pilgrim -red
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    Pacific Rim Problem-No stopping in Pacific Rim Park Reserve

    A number of years ago I read an article in the Calgary Herald about a young woman who saw a dog hit by a car in the wee hours of the morning. She put the dog in her car and drove to the nearest 24 hour vet clinic. She stopped at several red lights, saw that there was no traffic, and ran the...
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    Pacific Rim Problem-No stopping in Pacific Rim Park Reserve

    I've already kayaked that stretch of Van Isle, so no apology is forthcoming from me. As far as I am concerned, Park's (unwritten) management plan for kayakers is to ignore them if they are not obvious.
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    Pacific Rim Problem-No stopping in Pacific Rim Park Reserve

    The non answer IS an answer - it tells you that the reason must remain hidden from the public. And if we assume that the reason is financial (what else?) then it is obvious - the cost to check kayakers for permits would exceed the income from those permits. IMHO the best path is to quit...
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