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Craftsmen's Corner / Re: Hole in hull. Worth Repairing?
« on: July 25, 2022, 04:58:04 PM »
I'm with Weimarian.

CA Regulations / Re: Domesticated Game Birds
« on: June 22, 2022, 01:34:29 PM »
I had the foolish idea that I could raise California quail in my yard and tame them down.
I bought a couple pairs from a local guy. We approached his backyard aviary  from about 100 yards away and they went ballistic as soon as they saw us, flying up and crashing into the wire.
I successfully kept a couple pairs but they NEVER tamed down. I put a chick under a chicken thinking that might tame them down. No dice. That chicklet was gone like a bullet as soon and as fast as he could go.
I raised chicks to 2nd generation out of an incubator.. and they were still wild as can be.
I switched to Coturnix, for much better results. those birds are positively cuddly.
But I gave up on Valley Quail as they never tamed down a bit for me.

Kayak Sailing / Re: windsurfer mast for Hobie AI?
« on: June 20, 2022, 06:03:58 PM »
Where is pepperland? I have one in Sacramento you're welcome to investigate

General Talk / Re: ISO information about Cambria/ Leffingwell?
« on: May 24, 2022, 11:17:00 PM »
Thank you SPiffy and Mickfish

General Talk / ISO information about Cambria/ Leffingwell?
« on: May 23, 2022, 03:20:21 PM »
Searched the forums, most postings at least 10 years old.
Going to poke around the beach see some sites. Probably no kayak this time, but is there a better place to find info online about potential marine life spots?

General Fishing Tips / Re: places to bank fish near Sacramento?
« on: April 21, 2022, 02:48:28 PM »
I hear Saturday is Picnic Day, so the campus will be chock full of bands, booths, food, exhibits, even the fly fishing club....

General Talk / Re: Crab Opener Ideas
« on: September 30, 2021, 03:57:49 PM »
Hey, I got an idea. How about SKIP the opener?  In the last few years, the crab weren't quite ready yet, and the harvest just didn't justify the anxiety. Wait 2-3 days at least and the crowds will die down. Crab will be there.

General Talk / Re: Swimming in an Uncertain Sea
« on: September 30, 2021, 03:49:48 PM »
My library (and probably yours) has free digital access to NYT...

General Talk / Re: How is fishing at Salmon Creek to Duncan Cove?
« on: April 06, 2021, 02:36:04 PM »
All great info guys, thanks.  Let me repeat, conditions were glassy calm on this particular morning. I wouldn't try it on a regular day for sho' but hearing that hte fishing isn't that good anyway is helpful.  What about crab snares off the beach if its all sand?

Hookups and Fishing Reports (Viewable by Public) / Re: ARW luck??
« on: April 06, 2021, 02:25:04 PM »
Yay for old technology. As the oldest hobie in the fleet, also pedaling a V1, keep it greased and keep representin' oldschool! Thanks for sharing those nice fish!

General Talk / How is fishing at Salmon Creek to Duncan Cove?
« on: April 05, 2021, 01:59:23 PM »
It was unusually flat calm last week as I drove by all those beautiful beaches around Salmon Creek and up to Duncan Cove. The rocks offshore looked inviting. I don't remember anyone reporting fishing there and I saw no boats in the area. Why not? The beach was a little dicey, but launchable and the day was fine.  Its not an MPA.  I searched the forum and one mention of Thresher's off Duncan's Cove once. I saw some guys surf casting for perch, but no rockfish or crab fishing.  Whats the story on those beaches and rocks?  Some good reason people aren't fishing and crabbing there?

General Fishing Tips / Re: What time is gate open at Ft. Ross?
« on: April 02, 2021, 06:08:44 PM »
Scotty loaned me his secret rig to try out, since he's on the beach for a couple more weeks. Nailed an undersize ling first drop with it, then silence for the rest of the afternoon until the wind came up.  THanks Scotty for the support and the tunes! I probably should have had a tastykake....

General Talk / Re: Need Input! MBNMS Advisory Council
« on: February 11, 2021, 12:57:25 PM »
Clueless. No opinion.

Introductions / Re: Inflatable Kayak advice
« on: January 23, 2021, 01:20:26 PM »
Eric! Why are you down on zodiacs? I've had mine out in all kinds of stuff and have a high level of trust in it.  I have a hardshell kayak too, but its not what I would choose for carrying crab traps or a fishing buddy....

Introductions / Re: Inflatable Kayak advice
« on: January 19, 2021, 04:51:29 PM »
My first boat was an inflatable Tahiti (Sevylor) 2 person kayak. I paddled htat think across Tomales several times and took it on lakes and local rivers.  Because it was vinyl, it was not very resistant to tiny punctures. A blackbery vine could puncture it... and the big problem was that the structure of hte boat was compromised a lot if the tubes weren't super hard. aka. "Taco" The boat folds front to back and takes water over the sides.  Same occurs with a heavy payload.  So fish hooks and cheap inflatables... uh-uh. 
There are heavy duty rubber or thick vinyl kayaks (Sotar) made primarily for running the river. Great for that purpose and resistant to punctures, but generally have a large tube under your seat and no "cockpit" space.. more like an SOT.
And there are vinyl bags covered with a heavy canvas cover (Adventure Elements).  THey might be more resistant to external punctures and easy to store, but they suffer from teh structure problem above and are not pleasant to paddle.
All of these are really hard on your back as there is no back support to lean on...
You might rethink how bad it is to lift on top of your car, or look into an 8' zodiac style raft.  They are easy to roll and store, seaworthy and resistant to hooks. Maybe go paddle a couple before you buy.
Good luck!

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