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Messages - SteveS doesn't kayak anymore

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Fishing Pics / Re: a week fly fishing in Grand Teton
« on: June 10, 2021, 05:50:41 AM »
My old stomping grounds!
I used to live at the end of Fall Creek rd in wilson...and by end I mean slightly beyond the end of the North Fork rd, just above where the N and S fork confluence.
Amazing fishing on the small streams there

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General Talk / Re: Marin Rod and Gun Launch
« on: June 05, 2021, 04:53:19 AM »
Many, many times from that launch.
If you have rods vertical you'll either need a low tide, or move out till the bridge rises enough.
There's a good hole under it, and a nice shelf on either side.

In a big outgoing it can be hard to get back

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I'm only 150#, and yes it was 100% white capping and basically living in a super soaker. I was hiked out with the sail reefed about a third. Ran from the marin Islands to the brickyard, and back a bunch of times trying for a max speed
Crazy fun.

Easy to go 6-8... here's a file from a striper trolling day. You can see max at nearly 8, and that's with good conditions


https://www.strava.com/activities/104430003


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I fished in paddle, pedal and finally AIs. I had two, the old style and the new hull design.
Agree they are heavy, but for range and access they can't be beat. They're no wetter than a regular yak at the same speed, and way more stable.
I fished mine mostly in the sf bay, hmb, and up here on the marin coast, but did do a few trips down to moss for salmon.
Launching and landing in the surf is a totally different set of skills than a regular yak, but it is all doable. In SF bay it opened up way more spots, as sailing at 9 or 10 knots eats up a lot of ground quick.
Best part, if the conditions are too nasty to fish, you can sail. Flying with your ass at waterline going 15 or more is f'ing fun as hell.

The one thing is if you like fishing the pocket beaches, and long walk ins, it isn't the right craft

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Man..I am sure I responded somewhere in this, but figure I can update.

Director of Business Architecture.

Sounds fancy. Basically means I help define strategy then turn it  into something that people can execute/implement.
I also proactively disappoint people about what they think is easy, innovative or gonna make millions....reality is a bitch

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+5000 on the tiger ugly stick.

Penn Squall reels are sweet as well...i got one for my daughter's/loaner rod, and it has been beat to shit and is still working well.

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General Talk / Re: Glacier Lake Avalanche in Nepal
« on: April 20, 2021, 04:14:42 PM »
that was a biggun.
I got to watch a nice one in Ladakh back in 90...big ass piece broke off way up high and just roared down into the cirque and off into the valley below...was amazing

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General Talk / Re: covid vaccine experience?
« on: April 16, 2021, 05:39:14 AM »
12 hours post 2nd Pfizer, fever and chills and my arm sore as hell. That lasted for 6 hours...now feeling better, but still achy all over and slight fever.

At least now I know that's all just my body winding up its immune system.

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General Talk / Re: covid vaccine experience?
« on: April 14, 2021, 08:13:13 AM »
that explains the 1 in 20,  for vaccine efficacy, and confirmed infections are north of 31M, so more like 10% for getting infected

1 in 20 chance of catching it, but zero chance of being hospitalized

what is the 1:3?

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General Talk / Re: Novel Coronavirus impacts
« on: April 14, 2021, 04:57:28 AM »
Teachers unions, and unions in general are always terrible for innovation and reform in any industry.

This is one area where my left leaning politics skews libertarian.

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General Talk / Re: covid vaccine experience?
« on: April 14, 2021, 04:46:50 AM »
I guess I'll be a social outcast.  By not taking the vaccine I'll have the same risk factor of 1 in 20 that have taken the Pfizer of Moderna vaccine or roughly 1 in 3 of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

I'm confused. ...

Me too. Those "1 in 20" and "1 in 3" numbers make no sense, no matter how you slice and dice the data.
Take the vaccine and you still have, statistically speaking, a one in twenty chance of the vaccine not protecting you from covid.  So you would be in the same boat as me except I won't have to deal with possible reactions.

Where do you get that data?

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General Talk / Re: Novel Coronavirus impacts
« on: April 13, 2021, 03:08:59 PM »
I'll pipe in...

My daughter (8th grade) has had the best academic year of her life. Purely online.  We put together a home school curriculum using outschool and a couple of local 1:1 providers.  She's doing 10th grade math, and despite her dyslexia has been doing fantastic in English- again with an amazing online teacher.  When i went through my Secondary Ed and student teaching we never ever touched on remote teaching methods. (I'll admit that was early on in the internet world)  Our experience with expert online teachers has changed our minds. of course our in person teachers haven't been trained for online, other than short courses. They should be trained.

From a personal work side, i'm MORE busy than normal.  i spent probably 80% of my time with remote folks anyway, so the lack of in person had less of an impact- except for those missed white boarding sessions, which we supplemented by watching my daugther's math class work on a virtual whiteboard...

can't wait till this dang thing is normalized, if not over

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General Talk / Re: Towing capacity question
« on: April 12, 2021, 10:29:10 AM »
boat 1100
trailer 400 (assuming aluminum)


just don't put 7 people in the van. and it should be ok-enough. 
I tow my 19/20 foot CC with a highlander.  (5K towing capacity), with fuel and all its about 4K.  I did put EOH brakes on it, so it is now supersweet

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stripers, strugeon are about it right now

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Anyone ever fish Nicasio Reservoir?
« on: February 27, 2021, 03:34:35 AM »
How old are your nephews?

Loch Lomond jetty with pile worms or squid can have enough big bat Ray action to keep kids interested, and they can find all kinds of crabs and such on the rocks

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