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For Sale / Re: 2005 Subaru Outback
« on: July 21, 2021, 07:22:22 AM »
Is the price $6500?  I didn't know if you meant you spent $6500 on the engine or if that's the asking price. 

May know someone interested. 

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have you looked into storage units? i have my revo's in in storage unit in san jose which is very inexpensive (50/mth).  not sure about the rates out there.

Honestly, a storage unit is probably the only rational solution at the moment, beyond someone wanting to make like $100/month to rent me some space in their garage!  :smt003

However, I'm EXTREMELY averse to storage units for a variety of reasons, many of which are purely focused on the resentment I still harbor after $35,000 worth of welding equipment was stolen from my storage unit. After literally years of litigation, I never got a dime back (my younger days).  Folks prey on storage units, hanging out and watching, seeing what people have.  Kayaks are definitely pretty hard to steal, but not that much harder than a few fullsize Millermatic MIG and TIG machines.

It's mostly irrational harbored resentment, I know, but even subsequent rentals I've always found frustrating, especially the limited access hours.  It's not conducive to an early start if you can't even load up until 7am!


sorry to hear about your welding equipment. 

i do have renter's insurance as everyone should.  it's a small price to pay for a peace of mind.

the hours can be inconvenient, but i pick up the kayak the day before fishing day even if they were open 24/7.  kayak get's locked onto the truck rack and into the apt parking garage they go for an easy morning.

Oh trust me, the lesson was learned haha, but why tempt fate?!!  :smt003  Mind you this was about 16 years ago, I was building a lot of Jeeps and long arm kits at the time. 

Unfortunately, our parking garage in Emeryville is so low that the only way I can fit with the kayaks on top is to air down my tires to like 18psi and go 1mph, and that's with like every accessory and the rudders removed.  Which is what we've currently been doing, lol. 

As sad as it sounds, it's tough to find time to get on the water, and having to spend that extra effort or dealing with that extra inconvenience is often enough to thwart my adventures or shift me towards doing some shore fishing and avoiding the headache.  I'd like minimize that as best I can, but I'm late to the party it seems. 

As you can see, the kayaks are as low as they possibly can get. 

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have you looked into storage units? i have my revo's in in storage unit in san jose which is very inexpensive (50/mth).  not sure about the rates out there.

Honestly, a storage unit is probably the only rational solution at the moment, beyond someone wanting to make like $100/month to rent me some space in their garage!  :smt003

However, I'm EXTREMELY averse to storage units for a variety of reasons, many of which are purely focused on the resentment I still harbor after $35,000 worth of welding equipment was stolen from my storage unit. After literally years of litigation, I never got a dime back (my younger days).  Folks prey on storage units, hanging out and watching, seeing what people have.  Kayaks are definitely pretty hard to steal, but not that much harder than a few fullsize Millermatic MIG and TIG machines.

It's mostly irrational harbored resentment, I know, but even subsequent rentals I've always found frustrating, especially the limited access hours.  It's not conducive to an early start if you can't even load up until 7am! 

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Just in case you haven't seen this... this is the spreadsheet maintained by BASK members for kayak storage in the bay area.  It might give you a few new leads: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FnwI4gvYIy_K6eIGdpZE0khw2m4yT-JDboCauq3hGvo/edit#gid=0

Thanks, Tedski!  I did see the BASK sheet and searched this forum a lot too, but unfortunately the BASK thing is fairly out of date, to the point that I've been compiling new data and was going to send it over to them (or just update it myself as I think the google sheet is editable). 

I called just about every single place on there that was within my area, and none of them had any available space.  The general sentiment is that COVID exhausted all available storage, and even as things are easing up, people aren't getting rid of their new kayaks.   :smt012

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I'm looking for kayak storage in the East Bay, preferably Berkeley / Oakland / Emeryville / Richmond. 

I'm familiar with City Kayak in SF and Marina Bay in Richmond, but Marina Bay is full and SF isn't convenient for where I fish.  Everywhere else I have found no longer offers private storage or is full, such as the various clubs at the Berkeley Marina, or the few spots at the Emeryville Marina. 

We normally keep our gear at our other home in Sebastopol but we spend most of our time in Emeryville, where we have no storage space.  Although we normally fish on the Sonoma Coast, lately time constraints have limited our chances so we've been down on the Bay more often, hence not wanting to drive 2 hours, to kayak 5 minutes away from our apartment. 

Because of the limited access hours and the cost, and bad experiences with theft, not very interested in a traditional storage unit at an Extra Space kind of place. 

Does anyone have any suggestions?  Is anyone interested in renting some space in their garage or yard?  Even a spot to drop one or both kayaks for a few days between trips would be great. 

Ideally two spots, but even one would be great.  Both are your normal 12.5ft sit-on-top, and they can be stacked on top of each other. 

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For Sale / Re: Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 SOLD / Werner Shuna
« on: April 15, 2021, 03:46:59 PM »
Price Drop!


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I believe I will take this off your hands. 

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General Talk / Re: covid vaccine experience?
« on: April 15, 2021, 03:45:55 PM »
Just got the 1st Pfizer shot. Arm is sore, wrist feels a little numb and sore neck. Hope that's going to be the worst part of it and I'm ready to book guiding trips <- kidding about that part but the DFG officer who once asked wasn't

I had a super sore neck for 4-5 days on my 2nd Pfizer, forgot to mention that.  I initially assumed it was due to sleeping weirdly but confirmed my lymphs were pretty swollen, even without a fever. 

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General Talk / Re: covid vaccine experience?
« on: April 13, 2021, 03:49:12 PM »
Figured I would add my recent experience with the first shot from Pfizer.  First and foremost, I went to the new Kaiser vaccine center down on 10th St in Oakland.  Class act.  I was in and out in under 18 minutes with the 15 min observation period. 

Painless shot, moved my arm all day and had no arm pain.  Next day my arm was actually quite sore.  The more I used it, the better, but if I didnt use it for an hour it was quite tender.  After 3rd day no arm pain. 

I had no other symptoms of anything.  Slept great, lots of energy, no headaches or anything odd. 

My fiance had Moderna and was actually quite sick for 2 days with her second shot.  She had to take it off from work it was so bad.  Pfizer is supposedly not as severe. 

I guess I should mention I'm 37.  I've been noticing a distinct pattern amongst friends and family that the younger you are, the stronger your immune response is on the 2nd shot.  My folks and friends above 60 yrs old have all had almost zero symptoms on the first and second shot of Moderna and Pfizer, except a sore arm. 

My friends in their early 30's and late 20's seem to be hit the hardest, having to take 2-3 days off work.  I'm due again April 1st, quite curious what happens.

Got my 2nd shot a couple weeks ago for Pfizer.  It was painless again but the next day my arm was crazy sore. 

I got no fever but I definitely was not myself for a few days.  I kept working but decided to bail on fishing and diving because I was periodically feeling pretty dizzy. 

Fine since. 

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Did you go out?  Would have loved to head out.  Just got my second covid shot and figure I should lay low and see what happens first.  Had the day off too.  =(

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For Sale / Re: Thule hull-a-port kayak carrier $55
« on: April 01, 2021, 02:44:10 PM »
PM'ed

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General Talk / Re: Tidepool Abalone
« on: March 25, 2021, 01:55:27 PM »
Remember. The abalone have been moving back into the shallows for 5 years now. Looking for other seaweed and grasses after heavy comp from the urchins. That's why the rock pickers were so successful the last year the season was open.

^^^  This.  Seeing tons of abalone in the shallows isn't necessarily a good sign.  There's no kelp in deeper waters.  Everything in Sonoma Co at least is an urchin wasteland, except Sea Ranch.

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General Talk / Re: I want to learn new language
« on: March 24, 2021, 06:26:08 PM »
I wonder why I don't.

got to turn off that adblocker and collect those cookies!

Also yeah, those rates seem quite low, especially considering I'm sure their clientele is gender weighted...

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Snooze and I lose.  Dang. 

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General Talk / Re: covid vaccine experience?
« on: March 17, 2021, 05:18:02 PM »
Figured I would add my recent experience with the first shot from Pfizer.  First and foremost, I went to the new Kaiser vaccine center down on 10th St in Oakland.  Class act.  I was in and out in under 18 minutes with the 15 min observation period. 

Painless shot, moved my arm all day and had no arm pain.  Next day my arm was actually quite sore.  The more I used it, the better, but if I didnt use it for an hour it was quite tender.  After 3rd day no arm pain. 

I had no other symptoms of anything.  Slept great, lots of energy, no headaches or anything odd. 

My fiance had Moderna and was actually quite sick for 2 days with her second shot.  She had to take it off from work it was so bad.  Pfizer is supposedly not as severe. 

I guess I should mention I'm 37.  I've been noticing a distinct pattern amongst friends and family that the younger you are, the stronger your immune response is on the 2nd shot.  My folks and friends above 60 yrs old have all had almost zero symptoms on the first and second shot of Moderna and Pfizer, except a sore arm. 

My friends in their early 30's and late 20's seem to be hit the hardest, having to take 2-3 days off work.  I'm due again April 1st, quite curious what happens. 

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Would have loved to go today.  Work. 

I will be camping at Stillwater this weekend, Sunday looks like it might end up decent enough if the wind stays down. 

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