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  1. dvfrggr

    yet another Orca attack on the other side of the world

    Note to self: raise skeg in vincity of Orcas
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    Alex Morton Launches Petition

    I'm sure the years of hard work and research Alexandra Morton spearheaded has help us finaly end net-pen farms on our West coast, I hope yours ends soon. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/wa-lands-commissioner-bans-net-pen-fish-farming-in-state-waters/
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    BC Northern Route - Kayak Carts

    I've never solo'd on or off the ferry at Bella Bella or Klemtu but at Prince Rupert we carried our boats on and off, you are loaded before the cars so we've been able to get prime seating/sleeping spots. I'd find a young strong car passenger and make him an offer he can't refuse :) I'm with...
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    Level Six Cronos Drysuit 6-Month Review

    It's a hassle but keep in mind if Kokatat will not replace your failed suit, GORTEX will if their product has failed.
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    Nearly New Aleutian Paddle

    I asked a native friend of mine who builds SOF, paddles and a lot of art objects. This is the response he sent, I don't use Facebook but maybe his Aleut friend could answer your questions on historic paddle use. https://www.facebook.com/andrew.abyo Andrew is an Aleut qayak/ paddle maker he...
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    What do you wear on your feet?

    John, would your adjustable bulkhead foot rest design slide in and out of cockpit easily for adding space for secure packing for a boat with a forward bulkhead? Seems like a good alternative to removing and moving a bulkhead to gain storage space and the plus side that it's adjustable for...
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    What do you wear on your feet?

    SZihn, Finding the right shoe has always been high on my list and when I've found a pair and its time to replace they are no longer manufactured:( Like you I want/need a sturdy sole and a slim profile, I wear size 12 to accommodate my drysuit socks. So I wish you well on your search, I recently...
  8. dvfrggr

    Looking for South Puget Sound Birding trip

    This might be what your looking for, check with Alex and Chodups
  9. dvfrggr

    MSR Dromedary or Dromolite Bags

    One positive effect of losing my keen sense of smell years ago and goes beyond water bag stink! My gain:) , Paddling partners loss :(
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    What's going on w/ my dry suit??

    I used CKS which has good prices and service here in the states. I didn't see the great price they have for NRS wrist and neck seal kits, any members have experience with using NSR replacements for Kokatat suits?
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    What's going on w/ my dry suit??

    Jurfie, Watch the Kokatat wrist ankle video, he mentions to remove the old gasket leaving just a little bit along the edge of the fabric and leaving the gasket that's attached to the fabric. I replaced 3 wrist gaskets this summer and slowed the video down so I could determine how close to cut...
  12. dvfrggr

    Harvey Golden presentation TODAY Oct 20

    thanks for the heads up :)
  13. dvfrggr

    Need advice for being prepared for kayaking in the fog

    So these are screenshots i just took from the Marine Traffic app i use for my job on a daily basis tracking Container Ship arrivals and departures from port operations in Seattle and Tacoma. Your post got me looking closely at the settings and they have added a "my position" feature which could...
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    What's going on w/ my dry suit??

    pawsplus, Over the years i've sent in 2 of my Kokatat drysuits in for gasket replacement and to my surprise was told the gortex had failed... delamination... gortex itself warrants its material and Kokatat asked what color suit i wanted in replacement. In retropect i experienced what your...
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    Advice on Crossing Ferry Lanes?

    One foggy crossing from James Island to Washington Park we were chased down by the "old man in sea" 1+ miles from Washington park and he sternly warned us we were in the ferry lanes. I replied my GPS showed we were 1mile south of the lanes ? He replied that ferries had been known to travel that...
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    Smaller paddler needs advice for making big kayak decisions

    Hockey Girl, once you get the boat you love, consider making and customizing yourself a mini cell seat and backrest to your "bum" There are a lot of seat carvers on this site and others that can take the mystery out of the relatively easy process. Ask anyone who has, it's unlikely they would go...
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    Can you understand this weather forecast?

    That's one tough accent for a west coast native to understand o_O The forecast ritual is always a workout and requires a team effort to start with, i can see why you recorded it. The playback would have been much easier to decifer than waiting for the report to cycle around and in my case...
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    How to kayak into the US (San Juan isles) from BC? (customs border question)

    Hi pointbob, If your location is Point Roberts and your a US citizen i would assume you paddling to the San Juans and camping is no problem, Alex wrote a great piece on this post detailing research of his day trip to Race Rocks. Read some of his other posts on San Juan park openings and who to...
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    Remembering an old friend

    My curiosity was aroused so i googled Nordkapp, interesting...... I had to goggle the phrase "caricature of itself" https://www.valleyseakayaks.com/our-kayaks/classic-models/nordkapp