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Messages - yakyakyak

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knew that ..going for the comedic value..but yeah
Ba da bing  :smt005


I can pick up from Milpitas anytime convenient for Kevin and you can come any hour of the day any day of your choice to pick it up  :cheers:

Inn Keeper nice guy  , probably forgotten more about fishing and gear than most people will learn ..but yeah he's a magnet , so don't fish near him ...wink   ;-)
SharkShield was off when he got hit, so I guess we never know  if SS is working (although if the stats are correct, it is working) :)

For Sale / Re: Malone K-Rack load assist (MPG353)
« on: June 10, 2021, 03:56:58 PM »
Hey there, very interested! When can I pick up, and where are you located? Would this work well for an ocean kayak, as in pretty wide.

Check your PM.

Safety First / Re: Trying to understand Moss Landing gnarly entrace
« on: June 09, 2021, 08:51:55 PM »
One of the BIG bait boat guys asked me to tell all my kayak friends to hang a radar reflector.  From where he sits in his wheelhouse he can't see us whatsoever.

Oh how I so know about this one.  The swell could be a roller coaster ride .... no you see it, now you dont ..... and yeah, damn salmon .....

Safety First / Re: Trying to understand Moss Landing gnarly entrace
« on: June 09, 2021, 01:18:46 PM »

Going from jaws to the usual fishing spots 4-6 miles away is eerie AF.
Yes!  I have that same feeling about Moss!

General Talk / Re: Kayak SF to Hawaii
« on: June 08, 2021, 10:11:55 PM »

What can we do to support the local coast guard crew?  I know they are very very fit and packed with amenities (food, rest area, etc).  But I also know that they come from different places and do long shifts.   Any idea?

Safety First / Re: Trying to understand Moss Landing gnarly entrace
« on: June 08, 2021, 09:12:54 AM »

Thats exactly why I ask for advice.  Moss is do-able and it has its good days (just like other places), but we always prep for the worst and I'll be damned if I dont do my homework :)

Safety First / Re: Trying to understand Moss Landing gnarly entrace
« on: June 07, 2021, 07:40:07 PM »
Having gone there too many times to count in an AI, then motorized version of same AI, it's not a kayak-friendly place. The fishing grounds are usually miles away and you're traveling in isolation for the most part. As for the entrance, you have to also watch out for the wind conditions and vessels going full throttle until they're deep inside (or heading outside).

Even in my boat now, I'm always ready to start the kicker in case the main sputters -- gives you an idea of the potential dangers of that entrance.

Thanks!  Yes, I am often wondering if I am going to be outrun by a speeding boat who is also trying to make it in safely. 

Safety First / Re: Trying to understand Moss Landing gnarly entrace
« on: June 07, 2021, 07:36:14 PM »
Other than tide swings and the wind, I'm not sure what else would be an issue. There's a lot of water in the slough, and it can be moving like a river thru the jaws (as in faster than you can paddle/pedal). You definitely want to check the tides before venturing out there on a kayak...
I have sail & motor, so power wise, I think i should be able to do it (or I can wait out the tide, not preferable by far).  But the waves, now that's something else. 

For Sale / Malone K-Rack load assist (MPG353)
« on: June 07, 2021, 05:42:17 PM »

Malone K-Rack load assist (MPG353) - New, only taken out of the box to examine, never used -  $40 - No question 7 days money back guarantee, NCKA members only.


For Sale / Hobie AI Adventure Island Craddle - have 2 sets
« on: June 07, 2021, 04:37:48 PM »

I have two pre-2015 Adventure Island craddle - $175 each.  Will go to craigslist at $195 next week.  No question 7 days money back guaranteee, NCKA members only.

They are both in pretty good condition other than what you see in the picture.  No screws, but I can tell you what you need.

Safety First / Trying to understand Moss Landing gnarly entrace
« on: June 07, 2021, 04:22:27 PM »

For those of you who are a lot more familiar with Moss Landing than me, what's the secret to avoid the gnarly entrance to the harbor?   I understand that the sea floor rise up in a hurry.  Anything else other than wild tide swings that I can watch to see if I can avoid the gnarly situation to go into the harbor?

Ocean Kayaks / Re: Old Town Sportsman Autopilot experiences?
« on: June 05, 2021, 10:06:24 AM »
Thanks for everyoneís input! Iíve been watching a bunch of review videos and written reviews and for the most part everyone loves them. Thereís a handful of bad reviews that seem to be isolated problems that were handled by old town in warranty. Overall Iím liking what Iím seeing but Iím going to keep looking into my other options before I spend the money. Thanks again peeps!
There will always be a religious argument on motor vs non-motor.  But do what's best for you.  I strongly suggest for you to demo one in person and see if the yak is calling you.  Sometimes you want it to be the yak, but you may have nagging doubt about something is not right.  If that's what you encounter, look some more.  No kayak are perfect, but imho, best to spend your money upfront on a yak that you fit you the best.  You will safe lots of money in the future.

Introductions / Re: Once Capsized Newbie
« on: June 02, 2021, 08:24:52 PM »

It sounds like you were pretty well prepared, but I'd add a compass to your list (in case GPS fails) and a knife (preferably, attached to pfd and can be accessed instantly).

As for weather/conditions, in my experience NOAA usually has a worst-case scenario, so if you want to be cautious, that's a good choice. On the other hand, windy.com is generally closer to reality (be sure to check the different forecasts available on windy).
Very good point!  I have a whistle/compass combo, if I remember right, I think I picked it up for like $8.  I was in a very thick foggy situation once and I know there are plenty of power boats around.  When they start sounding their horn, I used my whistle.

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