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General Talk / Re: Pedal Drive kayak question
« on: June 19, 2021, 09:02:48 AM »
I use a Torqeedo and have caught it three times, and have jammed it up with eel grass once. I donít go out any further that I would be able to comfortably paddle back in. When I was jammed with eel grass it was at Tomales Bay so I just beached and cleared it out. With the motor out of reach there isnít much you can do if you get tangled.

Safety First / Re: Treble Hook in My Ear
« on: June 16, 2021, 12:13:35 PM »
I carry 8" bolt cutters like Eddie after wathing my son having a tough time removing hooks from a pelican.
Dang, you guys are brave!  Pelicans are huge and warriors of the skies.  Love emí yet sure wouldnít know how to handle one...

The pelican wasn't moving so we went in to have a closer look, and noticed it's predicament. There wasn't much it could do but hang out and be operated on.   

Safety First / Re: Treble Hook in My Ear
« on: June 16, 2021, 09:31:39 AM »
I carry 8" bolt cutters like Eddie after wathing my son having a tough time removing hooks from a pelican.

General Talk / Re: Man swallowed by humback whale!?!
« on: June 15, 2021, 04:49:59 PM »
Watched a clip of that from their local news.  Hoping his nickname is now Pinocchio. Thankfully he's safe and we can poke fun.

Pinocchio because he was in the stomach, or because he was lying?


Introductions / Re: Intro
« on: June 13, 2021, 08:32:50 PM »
I raced open twins as well. First with a modified Ducati 900SS, and then with a stock 748. I raced a few of the 600 open races on the 748. Was done around 2001.

General Fishing Tips / Re: Invasive Species kayak care
« on: June 13, 2021, 06:33:41 PM »
I think the main consideration is to be extremely vigilant if you fish in a lake, or river that has an infestation. So far California does not have many areas in the north where they are located. Here is  a list of the areas of concern:


And here are the most recent new areas:


Also, the larva are microscopic so when your kayak, or other vessel is being inspected they are only looking for water. If they find even a tiny amount you are sent on your way back home.

Introductions / Re: NCKA!
« on: June 13, 2021, 08:20:51 AM »
Hey Pernell, welcome back to NCKA!

Introductions / Re: New-- Joining to learn
« on: June 11, 2021, 03:11:46 PM »
Hey TW, welcome to NCKA!

Introductions / Re: Introduction
« on: June 10, 2021, 05:26:03 PM »
Hey Ben, welcome to NCKA!

Isn't it a requirement that all shark sighting posts have to include whether or not a shark shield was in use?

I only recall one encounter with a Sharkshield deployed. It was the Inn Keeper, he turned it of to dislodge a hook, and got slammed for the third time. You can read about it in this thread:


I lost my wedding ring throwing a cast net at the Richmond Pier. I hired a diver with a metal detector to find it. I sent you a PM with his contact information.

Good Luck

Introductions / Re: Introduction
« on: June 06, 2021, 08:17:53 PM »
Hey Steve, welcome to NCKA!

Introductions / Re: Hi from Sacramento Area
« on: June 06, 2021, 08:17:03 PM »
Hey Tony, welcome to NCKA! Best bet is to get ten posts and then keep an eye on the Hookups topic. Then go for a protected launch like Half Moon Bay, or Timber Cove. Avoid surf launches until you have a lot of experience, or some surf zone classes.

Introductions / Re: introductory post
« on: June 03, 2021, 04:43:24 PM »
Hey Ryan, welcome to NCKA!

Introductions / Re: Once Capsized Newbie
« on: June 02, 2021, 04:46:21 PM »
I use the NRS Chinook OS. It has plenty of room to hold 2 flares, radio, phone, transponder, knife, and whistle. The phone, transponder, and radio are leashed.

I had the similar regular Chinook  on during a couple of surf zone classes, and had no trouble getting in the kayak. The constant smashing into the sand ruined the face of the radio though. CCK has a nice selection of PFD's. I have the well used regular Chinook if you want to give it a try. I think it is a M-L but I will check tonight.

Here are pictures of the one Iím using now with all the stuff packed on, and in it. And another of the sizing of my old one (3 1/2 years).

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