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  1. 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...
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    Harvey Golden presentation TODAY Oct 20

    thanks for the heads up :)
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    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
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    Sterling Grand Illusion vs. Tiderace Xceed-X

    Alex, I'm 6'2' was 210 lbs, size 11+. I owned an Explorer for 8 years and loved that boat. In 2013 i dropped the Explorer at Sterling's shop for skeg repair in preparation for our upcoming trip and he talked me into taking the G I for a test drive and come back in a week. First day was a calm...
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    COVID safe(ish) assisted re-entry techniques?

    The T- rescue bow to stern pretty much has been the only assisted rescue i have practiced over the years and you are in very close contact with the rescuee. Years ago i spent the day with a group of paddlers and got involved with them using the Hook and Heal assisted rescue and it was a just a...
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    SOLD! - New Kokatat Gore-Tex Expedition Men's Drysuit XL $750

    Seawitch, Is the dry-suit available ?
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    SOLD! - New Kokatat Gore-Tex Expedition Men's Drysuit XL $750

    Seawitch, I'm interested, you can reach me tapping my avatar and using the site conversation feature or email dvfrggr@msn.com
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    Dry Suits - Kokatat / Stohlquist / NRS

    "no delamination, so no warranty problem". John 15 years ago or so a friend sent back his suit for delamination reasons and recieved the same reply, he was not satisfied so contacted Gortex directly, they found delamination and his suit was replaced, one time he did the same with a jacket he...
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    Almost a trip . . . Indian Arm, BC

    Pawsplus. I tamed my lizard in the surf zone..... You will get dump, hard and crazy and you will get sick of missing your roll and your buddies asking you " why didn't roll up" You always get washed to shore, exhausted and tired. Sounds like you've got a lot of great rolls and there's a lot...
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    Not all weather channels are the same on different radios

    Just throwing this out there, you made no mention of the frequency programming between units, whether US, CAN or international. Dave
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    New solo tent for west coast weather

    Jasper, Keep up the hard work on your project! I played around with it a little so here's some quick observations. I miss not having the Canadian chart info, i understand it may not be available . The tide and current data is nice, i noticed the buoy icons are not working. I like the double...
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