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  1. mac

    greenland paddles

    green land paddle As you can see from my photo, it is a GL paddle. The tips have white epoxy on them.
  2. mac

    A rant given and opinions sought

    col regs Darren, Yes you are right everything possible must be done to avoid collision.So in a marine court of law both parties are found to be at fault.Then one more than the other.If you follow marine court cases both vessels are found at fault for rule 5 proper lookout.In this case rule34(L)...
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    VHF Radiotelephone calls

    vhf phone calls Mark, Before there was cellular phones this was the system we used. The marine telephone service had a list of channels to use depending on where you were . So you would look at the list and see which telephone tower was the closest to you, then switch the vhf to that channel...
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    A rant given and opinions sought

    Traffic english bay Robert M, were you with kayakwriter at the time to know for sure if rules 9 and 28 do not apply?If you use sound signals then you will also need to recognize the commonly used signals in case you get a reply. I have chart #3481 what was an approx lat and long?
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    A rant given and opinions sought

    Englishbay col regs Kayakwriter, Collision regulations Rule 9 Narrow channels and rule 28 vessels constrained by their draft . Even though you felt you were the stand on vessel the booze cruise boat may have felt they were because of rule 9 and 28. If you were not entering a narrow channel...
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    Sleeping pads

    On the thermarest web site. To compare Dans Trail comfort and Rootmans Ridgerest. I did not see the deluxe so just compared two regulars. The Trail comfort rolled to 4.8in and the Ridgerest rolled to 8in.As Mark mentioned (well under half the size). Rootman your mat would be light weight, but...
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    Sleeping pads

    Rootman, In your photo is that your Ridgerest , that is on the top of your pack?
  8. mac

    Sleeping pads

    Rootman, Your Ridgerest on the Thermarest web site is listed on the same page as Dan's inflating Trail comfort. The Ridgerest sounds more like the Evazote that Rider has.
  9. mac

    Sleeping pads

    Rider, your mat is probably 20in wide. Like Astoriadave, I would like the 25in. Dan, is your Trail comfort 25in? It was hard to find here. MEC does not have it. Kayakwriter, my yak is low volume so I started looking at the BA and exped blow up mats.
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    Sleeping pads

    On the www.thermarest.com web site, the sizes I was thinking about are the regular 20in x 72in and the large 25in x 77in. I tried the regular, when on my back, my arms are off the mat. What is an average size that paddlers stuff into their hatches. The large looks a bit too big to stuff in a...
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    Sleeping pads

  12. mac

    Swallow 2p Tent

    tents I will be keeping the wanderer2 netting mesh tent. Thank you all for your help in selecting a tent.
  13. mac

    Swallow 2p Tent

    tents I picked up a mesh netting wanderer2, to set it up at home and check it out! There were two choices of colors for the fly cover, mustard and driftwood. I got the driftwood.
  14. mac

    Swallow 2p Tent

    tents Rider/Dan, You're recommending the Wanderer 2 tent. So, which one, the netting one?
  15. mac

    Swallow 2p Tent

    tents Correction 7ft6in is 90in. Batstar, thanks for the review site info. Its funny how you know whats on the show room floors in Victoria! Thats where I saw the tent, B.A.parkv2. I like the tent and the hooped pole vestibule. Any comments about this hooped vest? After reading the review I...
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    Swallow 2p Tent

    Tents What about this one? Big Angnes Parkview 2, www.campmor.com item# 24960. Large hooped vestibule, 78in ( 7ft 6in) long. The poles? double hub? Is this a quality tent, the name sounds like something i put on the BBQ.
  17. mac

    Swallow 2p Tent

    tents Andreas, Thanks for the zoid info, the tent should be free standing so thats out. RiderThe clipflash light does not look free standing, But the mesh door looks nice so you can see out with out letting bugs in.The Tarn 3, good mesh door, nice 3 poles to make it strong, But was thinking...
  18. mac

    Swallow 2p Tent

    tents Rider, maybe i should be looking at the Zoid2 for half the price, and only 4lbs10oz. Dan how many tents do you have and what are they?
  19. mac

    Search for Handheld Marine Two-Way VHF Radio / Transceiver

    radios Dave thanks for the site info. I will have to decide , more money into an older radio, or a smaller new radio? For LongHaulMatt what do to think about a radio with AA batteries. Then you could get replacement batteries anywhere!
  20. mac

    Search for Handheld Marine Two-Way VHF Radio / Transceiver

    radio Dave it is an ic-m15. it was a small radio in its day about 10 years ago!It was a mail order from west marine.
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