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DRT Yakbah

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I need to practice my self rescue to be ready for the rock fish opener this year. Obviously I'll have my fish finder unit off of my kayak to practice. I'm wondering about the electrical connectors. Do I need to take the wires out too or could I Jerry rig something? Saran wrap the fuck out of it? Thanks guys.


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Wrap and tape the end connections.
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Dielectric grease and lots of electrical tape.
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I just wanted to mention that I took a kayak rolling class last night at the Richmond Plunge(failed), but for $20 you can practice self rescue in a controlled environment. There were about  15 kayakers practicing last night. All sea kayaks except for one fisherman with a sit on top. He practiced rolling over and getting back in, standing on the edge until it tipped over, and accessing storage areas. He wanted to be familiar with his kayak before going in the ocean. The practice sessions are through CCK in Oakland.
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I just wanted to mention that I took a kayak rolling class last night at the Richmond Plunge(failed), but for $20 you can practice self rescue in a controlled environment. There were about  15 kayakers practicing last night. All sea kayaks except for one fisherman with a sit on top. He practiced rolling over and getting back in, standing on the edge until it tipped over, and accessing storage areas. He wanted to be familiar with his kayak before going in the ocean. The practice sessions are through CCK in Oakland.

This is a really good class, plus, hey, heated pool!

For a first timer like me to the short river boats they use, it was an eye opener at how hard it was to get it down. I was able to make it happen, but only once. I will not be shooting any rapids any time soon. Much easier to get back in a SOT than roll one of those to me.
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If you fish finder has an SD card slot with a cover, I would tape that cover shut.  If the cover comes off during the flip, your IP rating will go down to the bar for a lot of free drink.  Also, I would put on a fuse somewhere between the battery and fish finder if I were you.

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I just wanted to mention that I took a kayak rolling class last night at the Richmond Plunge(failed), but for $20 you can practice self rescue in a controlled environment. There were about  15 kayakers practicing last night. All sea kayaks except for one fisherman with a sit on top. He practiced rolling over and getting back in, standing on the edge until it tipped over, and accessing storage areas. He wanted to be familiar with his kayak before going in the ocean. The practice sessions are through CCK in Oakland.

I just wanted to mention that I took a kayak rolling class last night at the Richmond Plunge(failed), but for $20 you can practice self rescue in a controlled environment. There were about  15 kayakers practicing last night. All sea kayaks except for one fisherman with a sit on top. He practiced rolling over and getting back in, standing on the edge until it tipped over, and accessing storage areas. He wanted to be familiar with his kayak before going in the ocean. The practice sessions are through CCK in Oakland.

This is a really good class, plus, hey, heated pool!

For a first timer like me to the short river boats they use, it was an eye opener at how hard it was to get it down. I was able to make it happen, but only once. I will not be shooting any rapids any time soon. Much easier to get back in a SOT than roll one of those to me.


 The roll is a riddle. Once you figure it out you will progress quickly and before you know it, you will be able to roll some SOTs.
This becomes helpful when fishing in a SOT when its time to brace. My brace really wasn't that effective until after I learned to roll.


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I need to practice my self rescue to be ready for the rock fish opener this year. Obviously I'll have my fish finder unit off of my kayak to practice. I'm wondering about the electrical connectors. Do I need to take the wires out too or could I Jerry rig something? Saran wrap the fuck out of it? Thanks guys.

What brand of FF do you have? My Garmin has rubber caps that fit over the ends of the connectors and work well.
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Long as the battery is not connected, and you blow out the plug with air and a water repellent like WD-40 after, your socket should be fine. 


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Thanks everyone. I'll tape the shit out of it and go for it.


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After thinking about this, why not just leave the fish finder on shore?  If you're worry about it on the way, stick a rod holder or something.  No need to gamble the electronic.  Cover the rest tight if you can't get them off.

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After thinking about this, why not just leave the fish finder on shore?

???  - "Obviously I'll have my fish finder unit off of my kayak to practice."