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Kayak Sailing / Re: Mr. X rides again!
« on: July 02, 2024, 08:52:54 AM »
I remember when Mr. X first started posting his ideas, which everyone was (rightly) concerned about and offered lots of safety tips and "are you sure?"

But Mr. X just keeps on rolling. Inspiring stuff! Congrats on the successful trip.

General Talk / Re: Another Great Way to go Camping
« on: July 02, 2024, 08:48:47 AM »
Very cool trip. I've done some longer bike packing trips (250-375 miles) but they always start with a long car trip (e.g. Oregon, Death Valley) and primarily on gravel roads with few cars. But haven't done any since COVID happened - need to dust off the bikes and the gear and get out again. www.bikepacking.com is a great place to dig as far into bikepacking as you would ever want.

Thanks for sharing this trip and all the other trips you take.

Thanks for getting this thread going. I have a Jackery 300 which is great for small electronics and easy connection to solar panel. Haven't tested it on charging a FF battery yet, but I need to. Also thinking about getting an electric outboard, so that would be another big electrical draw.

I love the Jackery just for form factor and ease of use, but also intrigued by the more home-brew kind of options (with more power for less money).

General Fishing Tips / Re: Lip gripper recommendation
« on: May 23, 2024, 05:19:25 PM »
When i started salt fishing 7-8 years ago, bought a Boga Grip. Expensive but works great. Added a small crab float to lanyard so it won't sink overboard. Sometimes a good tool is just worth spending a little cash on since it pays back every time it works well to catch and keep (or catch and release) fish. Feels like a big ling on a plastic gripper could death-roll it outta your hand.

General Talk / Re: Sunglasses that I highly recommend
« on: April 01, 2024, 01:31:23 PM »
Been wearing Pyramex Ztek glasses for everything for years. $2-3 a pair. UV protection, really light, they fit great, and with the rubber ends they stay on great.


"Pyramex Ztek Safety Glasses. The extremely popular Pyramex Ztek offers a lightweight, frameless design, soft non-slip rubber temple tips, integrated nose-piece and hard coated lenses for superior scratch-resistance. The Pryamex Ztek's polycarbonate lenses provide 99.9% UV protection and are ANSI Z87.1-2015, and CSA Z94.3 certified."

Wanted To Buy / Re: WTB: Thule 65" load bars
« on: March 05, 2024, 06:52:43 AM »
Hi Mark, thanks for the offer - sorry I just saw your post. I needed to turn NOTIFY on apparently. Needing some longer bars (e.g. 65") to fit a mix of kayak, cargo box, and/or roof rack for "overlanding" (i.e. what we all used to just call truck camping).

BUMP to the top - anyone have ca. 65" Thule (old style. rectangular) laying around?


General Talk / Re: Niners are Super Bowl Bound!!!
« on: January 28, 2024, 07:15:16 PM »
What a bonkers game!

Go Niners!

CA Regulations / Re: 2024 Nearshore Rockfish Season Survey
« on: January 25, 2024, 01:00:35 PM »
I submitted mine... thanks!

Would be good on the months section to replace "errors" with "arrows" and to say you can DRAG the months with a mouse click if you want (instead of lots of arrow clicks).

Takes about 30 seconds to respond - hope as many folks from here possible can do so!


Wanted To Buy / WTB: Thule 65" load bars
« on: January 21, 2024, 08:00:56 AM »
Hi all.

Wondering if anyone has the 65" load bars from Thule laying around - they are discontinued. Looking to buy some to have a wider roof rack for more options for kayaks and other gear up top.

Let me know!


General Talk / Re: Radio-controlled Whatever
« on: December 06, 2023, 07:35:10 AM »
I am a big fan of my DJI Mini 2. A big upgrade on the Mini 1 I think, and a great way to get in the air for not much money. I bought both of my Minis on DJI's official Ebay channel with the Fly More combo. Put them in Nanuk cases that come with custom foam inserts. They are good since they are under 250 grams and thus don't need to be registered (as long as you don't add anything that bumps it up to 250 or more, e.g. strobe lights).

I was happy that I learned to fly on a tiny, cheap toy drone, to get the muscle memory and "reversed" controls when it's flying towards you, etc. Then when you use a proper drone, it seems like cheating it's so stable and easy, with auto takeoff and landing, GPS controlled positioning, etc. Mini 2 doesn't have outward collision detection (just sensing the ground below when landing), but I don't feel like I need it.

If you want my toy drone for real, real cheap, or my Mini 1 for cheap, let's talk. Happy to have one or both go to a good home.

Also, on flight times, there is a maximum flight time, and then real world will be a little shorter depending on wind, altitude, how you are flying it. And you usually set a return to home warning for 20% left of battery so you make sure to get back with a good buffer.

And you can have a fixed home point (where it took off) or a moving home point (where you are now). That said, flying one from a kayak seems like too much messing around to me, since I'm usually trying to paddle, fish, crab, etc. (and the sinking it in water part).

I'm not a regs expert, but I'd say if you are fishing and catching rockfish, you need to change gear and/or location.

"Take" is not just keeping fish, it's "hunt, pursue, catch, capture or kill fish... or attempting to do so"

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Wheeleez on sale at REI
« on: November 19, 2023, 10:26:31 AM »
Yep, the wheels kinda don't want to turn, which is pretty disappointing. Surprised that there are still bearings in there for how poorly the wheels rotate.

When you took them apart, did you just back off the four nuts and it all comes apart? Wondering what I can do to try to get things turning more easy. Any tips welcome.

(It's bad enough dragging a kayak up the hill at the end of the day. Not looking to lose much energy to friction in the wheels too.)

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Wheeleez on sale at REI
« on: October 29, 2023, 06:01:45 AM »
Thanks - that's a great deal. I've been wanting a pair for a while, so I pulled the trigger. Had a little REI dividend waiting so they were about $100 with ship to store. Nice!

General Fishing Tips / Re: Kayak Crabbing with a 3 y/o
« on: October 25, 2023, 08:02:31 AM »
Sounds like you aren't too interested in hearing what folks have to say, but I would just ask where the little one is going to sit. I have a 15' paddle kayak and it's pretty full on a crab trip, both heading out with gear and then pulling rings/traps and sorting out lots of angry pinching animals.

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