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    looking to get back in the water

    Thanks for the link. I know whee OEX is, and IIRC it is off Santa Clara Pt. I will meander over there in the near future.
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    looking to get back in the water

    shud be okay at under 70 lbs except for the FS Shadow Caster, which is closer to 95, stable, but I would imagine a tug boat also, I should have changed the title to ON the water vs IN the water (BTDT)
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    looking to get back in the water

    Thanks for getting back to me. Yes, the Hobie would be great. I am now leaning towards old reliable OK Prowler 13. It will be awhile though. Biggest concern is transport on a small roof (Prius). Good luck to you.
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    Launch sites Carlsbad

    Hi, Although I have not even bought a kayak yet, I am curious as to places to try other than open ocean. I have read a little about Carlsbad Lagoon. One place mentioned is Snug Harbor. What kind of fishing could I expect? what kind of lures or bait and where would I get Ghost Shrimp for...
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    J rack or slide/saddle

    Bare roof 2013 Prius. Which of these designs would be better for one person loading? I will probably get Rhino Square Bar rack. Rhino has a center saddle type that pivots to the side that looks as though it would be suitable for a number of hull shapes.
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    looking to get back in the water

    After a very long hiatus, I am thinking about once again to get a kayak. A couple I have in mind are: Field and Stream Talon, Field and Stream Shadow Caster, Wilderness Tarpon 12 ft ,BKC-UH-TK181. I previously owned a Cobra Navigator. Of the above, the Shadow Caster would be the most stable, but...
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    San Diego Bay

    I am interested in trying my hand at Salt Water Fly Fishing and would like to know some suggested spots in San Diego Bay and any tips you might give me. I will probably visit Pat's Bait and Tackle in Vista to get a beginners set up. I once saw a sign there indicating they even offer some quick...
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    Paddle for sale $60

    Harmony Sea Passage. 2 piece with 3 position adjustable feathering. White blades, black shaft. 88 inches used only a few times. $60 [email protected] 760-735-8023
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    Inflatable SIB for Sale $195

    only other photo I have handy, might be able to find some on CD, if you contact me via normal email [email protected] SOLD
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    Inflatable SIB $195

    for some reason was not able to upload another photo on original post, here is the only other one I have. Contact me direct at [email protected] or call 760-735-8023 thanks
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    Inflatable SIB for Sale $195

    Intex 5 inflatable with 40# thrust Minnkota, battery, pump (electric and hand), hard deck modification, motor mount with struts. Used only a few times. $195 James 760-735-8023 SOLD
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    INTEX INFLATABLE FOR SALE

    INTEX INFLATABLE BOAT - $200 (ESCONDIDO) <HR><HR> Intex 5 inflatable boat. 12 foot PVC, includes the following: 40# thrust Minn-kota trolling motor Deep Cell Battery 12V Inflatation pump w cigarette lighter adapter manual inflatioon pump 1/2 plywood hard deck, 2 piece construction, trimmed...
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    Harmony Sea Passage Paddle FOR SALE

    <still for sale>
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    Harmony Sea Passage Paddle FOR SALE

    Its probably vinyl coated fiber glass. I paid something like $120 at West Marine
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    Harmony Sea Passage Paddle FOR SALE

    2 PIECE with FeatherLok,Fiber glass ?. HARMONY SEA PASSAGE $78 Black with white blades. Light Weight, drip collars, not sure if fiber glass or Carbon Fibre, cost around $120 new, used only a few times. James 760-735-8023 [email protected]
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    breathable chest waders

    ALLEN PLATTE RIVER SIZE XL NEW (never used) $85.00 Outfit yourself for a day in the water with the ALLEN Platte River breathable stockingfoot waders. Articulated knees deliver comfort and flexibility, and front D-rings offer a handy place to attach a net or other accessories. Adjustable web...
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    Breathable Chest Waders for sale

    ALLEN PLATTE RIVER SIZE XL NEW (Never used) $85.00 Outfit yourself for a day in the water with the ALLEN Platte River breathable stockingfoot waders. Articulated knees deliver comfort and flexibility, and front D-rings offer a handy place to attach a net or other accessories. Adjustable...
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    Navigator XF For Sale $590-$660

    COBRA NAVIGATOR XF <FONT size=3><FONT face=Calibri>2008 Model Light Gray with Sail Fish markings, UP Sports Logo<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:[email protected]<o:p></o:p> (photos to follow in a few days)<o:p></o:p>
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    Cobra Navigator Kayak for Sale $590-$660

    COBRA NAVIGATOR XF <FONT size=3><FONT face=Calibri>2008 Model Light Gray with Sail Fish markings, UP Sports Logo<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:[email protected]<o:p></o:p> (photos to follow in a few days) Photos from when I purchased, no anchor, no gaff,
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    LJ Saturday need company

    I am planning on launching at La Jolla Saturday and since this will be my first time I do not wish to go alone. I would probably arrive at the La Playa Launch site around 6 a.m. unless somebody has a better suggestion. I have noticed lately that some have caught some 34 inch Halibut and some...
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    home made game clip

    Prolly won't last, but as I said...only fooling around, but will let you know if it works...It is fairly sturdy though, I put my foot in it and it held when I pushed hard, and the tighter it is pulled, the more it holds.
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    home made game clip

    almost stupid simple...
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    home made game clip

    Not the prettiest thing in the world, but it seems sturdy enough. Took a sturdy wire coat hangar, bent it into loop, fastens together with hooks on either side, top loop wrapped with electrical tape (did not have any foam handy). When weight is applied, it hold fast yet can be unsnapped very...
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    Cobra FnD XF?

    thats where I was several weeks ago. I was about to pull the trigger on a Tarpon 160 closeout but ran into a private party deal on a Cobra Navigator XF. I posted a full review which will probably show up if you google the Navigator. I still like the looks and handling of the T-160 but I saved...
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    roof rack opinions

    that's really good to know. If indeed they are made by Thule, that is a great price. I could have sworn I saw a Thule email address at the bottom of one of the pages for any questions...
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    roof rack opinions

    ya, me too. They look pretty good though on the Sports Rack site, and a little cheaper on this site: http://www.racksforall.com/SportRack-Frontier-Roof-Rack-A21001S.aspx
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    roof rack opinions

    anybody have any experience with Sports Rack Frontier roof racks? It would appear that they are made by Thule but at 1/3 the price. I saw them online as low as $159.
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    Impromptu Ocean Swim

    thats why I have clips at both ends. They are cheap to replace using caribiners at boat end, and the cuff at the other. I should buy an anchor float however although I seldom use an anchor.
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    Impromptu Ocean Swim

    although I did not get a chance to try it, I made several multi purpose cuffs that serve as rod tether, paddle leash, and kelp clip using those small orange "cable cuffs" at Home depot. Just thread one end of cell phone charger cord through a hole, knot it. Clip off about 2 segments off the end...
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    Impromptu Ocean Swim

    Waders came today, but had to send them back (too small) and bulkier than I imagined. So, I went to Sports Authority and tried on a pair of "breathable" "Platte River" (by Allen Co) waders. A world of difference! Much lighter, very comfortable. The cost was about $40 more than the neoprene, but...
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    No glue-no drill bait tube

    will take photos later. There are plenty of photos on line. I clip them right onto the anchor trolley using cheap caribiners. No noticeable drag. Since I used 3 inch (inside fit) plastic shower drains, there are no raised edges, everthing is flush, the two end caps are held to each other by...
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    No glue-no drill bait tube

    just pull the cap from either end, tilt. Or if using front cap, sometimes they will swim into your hand. You should use baits large enough that they will not be able to turn around.
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    Impromptu Ocean Swim

    Thanks Randy, some good points to consider. I am sure with a little practice I will learn a great deal. I had it up on the rail a couple of times whilst getting it turned back over. Had I managed to lunge up at those times, I probably would have followed it over to level. Being jack-knifed under...
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    balancing act?

    not exactly. I was just experimenting with different methods of lashing things down in the yard and noticed that if I picked up the yak from the bow or stern, it would tip to the heavier side i.e. bait tube, anchor trolley and it occured to me that a heavy convential rig hanging out at a 45 deg...
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    balancing act?

    has anybody experienced any problems when hanging a conventional rod and reel off aft flush mount when a much lighter rig was hanging off the other side?
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    Kayak cart rigging

    no issues at all. They are inflatable tires, even pulled it over a tree stump!
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    Impromptu Ocean Swim

    yah, thanks. I had previously read several articles disproving the myth of the waders filling. Seeing it in a video clip made it even more conclusive. I welcome any and all advice, but like anything else, one needs to be able to discern and separate the wheat from the chaff e.t.c. Sometimes I...
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    Impromptu Ocean Swim

    the shoes are water shoes I guess. Name is "wet" and probably will need a larger size as these are tight already but they look pretty much like yours. For under garmets, I will probably go to uh forot the name, but it is a specialy store that caters to law enforcement and has a lot of...
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    Impromptu Ocean Swim

    Thank you so much for your vote of confidence. Coincidentally, I had been looking at those very items you suggested, and in fact have ordered a set of waders from Sports Authority. The paddle jacket is also the one that I noticed online as an intended purchase, the booties I have already...
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    Impromptu Ocean Swim

    It would have been difficult to shed the clothing, It was hard enough to get out of them after onboard the PB. I "may" have been able to lunge myself onboard the kayak had I tried from the other side and allowed my legs to extend away from it, but then again, maybe not. Everytime I tried , the...
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    Impromptu Ocean Swim

    Thanks and definitely will do. I will not be deterred, but will wait for decent water temps to practice. One thing I was surprized to learn was the ability to stay calm. I sat there and surveyed possible alternatives but then I heard the boats engines and luckily they saw me wave. Next purchase...
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    Impromptu Ocean Swim

    OK, scrap the drift chute idea. ( only read about it recently). Looking back this morning, I may have had a premonition, I left my wallet locked in the car, I put car keys and fish license, ID, in a hatch (which did stay water tight). My cell phone is toast though as it was in the jacket pocket...
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    Kayak cart rigging

    Here is a link to the site where I copied the design http://palmettokayakfishing.blogspot.com/2011_04_01_archive.html Mine is identical except for a longer pull handle which helps when I invert the cart on my cars trunk. the longer handle acts as a brace. It is not even used to actually pull...
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    Impromptu Ocean Swim

    I am reading each reply for content. Thank You. Had I attempted swimming or even drifting ashore, I more than likely would have had to deal with slamming on rocks unless the drift took me past them to a beach. I think a drift chute/drogue may have kept me more inline with the swells, or had I...
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    Impromptu Ocean Swim

    You KNOW it......somehow or another, I would have managed to get back onboard if hypothermia didnt get me first! I was almost able to at one point, but damned weight drug me back and I had to start all over. Not sure how long my stamina might have lasted. Somebody was definitely looking after me...
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    Impromptu Ocean Swim

    Impromptu Ocean Swim <HR style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff; COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=1><!-- / icon and title --><!-- message -->I guess enough can not be said about becoming very familiar with your kayak before venturing out to open ocean! I was about 1/4 mile out Oceanside Harbor just drifting in...
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    Heading out tomorrow (Oceanside)

    Thanks, for the info. I will look for them NEXT TIME, and thank GOD there even is a NEXT TIME. (see my board post "Impromptu Ocean Swim")
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    Heading out tomorrow (Oceanside)

    Don't have any raps, but I bought a 5 inch swim bait the other day that looks promissing. Its got a little more detail than a Hammer i.e. little dorsal, fins e.t.c. What is "AR" ?? TIA
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    Heading out tomorrow (Oceanside)

    I plan to head out of Oceanside Harbor from the launch on Camp Pendleton(south of Marina end of "B" street) tomorrow probably around 7 a.m. I dont know where I will be heading, this is exploratory in nature. I will take frozen squid for starters but will have bait tube and sabiki. Also will be...
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    Motor Mount for YAK

    i am interested in the same thing for my Navigator. Checked and found Cobra Mount (new) goes for $104. I think angle iron and 2x4 lag bolted on would work just fine. Either bolt the angle iron directly to the rail, or to heavy duty milk crate. The cobra mount comes with two rod holders and...
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    Kayak cart rigging

    ever had a cart strap slip off the back end while pulling to the launch? After numerous re-ties e.t.c. I simply took two lengths of straps with S-hook on one end, secured the hooks to each end of the cart axel, ran the straps up to the bow carry handle and grasped all three with one hand...
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    No glue-no drill bait tube

    Voila! it even works...... Not exactly an original idea, but I went to Lowes and picked up 2 ft section of 3 inch ABS, 2 plastic snap fit flush strainers for end caps, hooked a mini bungie on an outside edge hole of each from the inside. Simply pull either cap (rests nicely on the side of the...
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    "Green" Fish

    Thanks Randy, guess best advice is K.I.S.S. As far as secondary stability, I was only going by what several of the reviews said, but so far I have not even come close to going over.
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    "Green" Fish

    thanks, I did look up lots of info online. Best way is to just get out there and do it! Prolly should not have even asked the question. OTOH getting a consensus is always nice. Tks again.
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    "Green" Fish

    Ok, here is a "newbie" question.....I've seen some photos of guys bringing fairly good sized fish on their kayaks (WSB e.t.c.). What are some pointers regarding how do that safely without tipping over? I am getting fairly confident in my Navigator, but I also am a bit leery as to it's...
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    Lip gripper for $1.00

    Exacttacally.........I like the squeeze ones even better! I use them as a paddle leash when I have a rod in my hands, and on the rod when in a flush mount holder. The cell phone charger (or telephone handset cord), keep everthing nice and tangle free. I found some really cheap caribiners at...
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    Going surf fishing, need some help.

    surf fishing is what got me back into the game after a long hiatus (now my passion is Kayaking). Anyhow, try some "Gulp" sand worms on a light Carolina rig. Use only a piece of one (about 3-4 inches), Look for irregular patterns in the surf i.e. calm water amidst surge indicating sand bars...
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    stinger rig

    Guess it works okay, just messing around caught a couple of ugly assed lizard fish not much larger than the swim bait, looked like they inhaled it tail first up to first hook, was able to use it a 2nd time as it was nearly undamaged. (Either that, or the lizard was trying to mate with the darned...
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    Lip gripper for $1.00

    Not to beat this to death but I found an even better "clamp" at .99 cent store that is quite a bit stronger and spring loaded vs ratchet mechanism, tie in a coiled cord from cell phone charger (also at .99 store), a caribiner or s hook on other end and you got a multi-purpose tool. Its about...
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    fishing off la jolla

    thanks Mark, closest market I am familar with is Lucky Seafood Mart in Mira Mesa I believe. Sometimes Major Market carries them too.
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    fishing off la jolla

    Exactly! and if those guys were to hit me and on purpose, I probably would have returned fire with a flare gun! (not really, the hassle is not worth it and there are plenty of places to fish from), its just the attitude that I have a problem with.
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    fishing off la jolla

    Really?....that works both ways. Years ago, I went out to the Cornados (ahead of the cattle boats), dropped anchor then when they showed up, tried to muscle me out of the spot by throwing jigs e.t.c. at me. I guess they though they had first rights even though I was there first! To add insult...
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    fishing off la jolla

    Oh follow up...just noticed you are a security supervisor? I worked 5 years as security officer at Harrahs and am looking for employment. If you would contact me off board, I would appreciate it. [email protected] sorry to high jack thead...
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    fishing off la jolla

    I've been thinking I am about ready to venture out to LJ with my newly purchased kayak (Cobra Navigator XF). I guess this time of year mostly bottom fish? Launching out of Dana and trying to paddle to LJ might be a daunting task however, but I dont feel comfortable doing a surf launch at La...
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    suggestions for first kayak

    uh, I forgot what it was I forgot... I thought I had posted about some I saw at West Marine, then I remembered also some talking about "The Perception" and it being made by same as Tarpon but I could be mistaken. Iceman is correct about buying used. They are pretty well indestructible. I also...
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    stinger rig

    not really pre swim baits, plastics were not much in use. mostly iron, rapalas, wooden plugs, e.t.c.
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    suggestions for first kayak

    oh, almost forgot...take a look at the Eagle Talon 12 by Field and Stream, sold by Dick's. It has a lot of nice features for $499 and comes with everything you need to get started. I did a little research and while not a lot of input, it got pretty good reviews.
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    Lip gripper for $1.00

    here is photo of the $1 gripper
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    stinger rig

    just getting back into the game after a loooong hiatus (pre-swim bait era). I wanted to rig a quickie stinger for a 5 inch Hammer. I simply took a fairly heavy barrel swivel and snap to connect a 2/0 circle to the hook of a 1/2 oz lead head and hooking near the tail. I have not tried it yet, but...
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    Lip gripper for $1.00

    FWIW....spotted this small plastic clamp that looks perfect for lip gripper. opens to about 4 inches, ratchets closed to about 1/8 inch, trigger release. Easily fits in palm, one handed operation, even has holes in the handle for attaching a lanyard or bungee. Probably would make an excellent...
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    fishing kayak

    I've seen a few at West Marine that look pretty decent for under $500. Lots of opinions here, but I see a lot recommending "Perception". Plenty available on Craigs list or ebay too.
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    Harmony Sea Passage Paddle

    $450 damn, Andy...I know quality paddles can cost as much as a kayak, but unless used in competition or something, I personally could not justify it. OTOH, you are in the business so I would defer to your preferences.
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    2008 Cobra Navigator-XF $700.00 obo fully rigged

    Hi Tim.....just letting you know. Getting used to the Navigator and it is just fine. I opted for new paddles as the stockers were just too much of a chore. The Carbon Fibre Sea Passage makes all the difference in the world. Launched at Camp Pendleton near the Marina which puts me out in the...
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    Harmony Sea Passage Paddle

    answering my own post as I often do..... The Sea Passage Paddle is a real improvement over what came with my Cobra Navigator XF. The old ones were just too bulky, heavy, and too much resistance. The Harmony paddle is assymetrical, lighter and a pleasure to paddle. The three position feather...
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    Harmony Sea Passage Paddle

    Sea Passage by Harmony 2 pc carbon fibre......any good?
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    Roof top transport

    I finally was able to use Hobie's Quick Straps. Both straps are sewn together and the foam is not that obtrusive looking. It is a simple system using a roll of foam in a nylon cover. It gets the job done and I dont really care what it looks like. Other than the two straps running through the car...
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    Kayak Crate

    I ran across this the other day. Don't know if anybody here has seen it, but in any event, take a look: http://palmettokayakfishing.blogspot.com/2011/09/ultimate-diy-kayak-crate.html It also gave me the idea to make my own slide trax system from track lighting hardware, or I will try anyway.
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    Oceanside Fishing buddies

    Help me out? do you mean accompany me? or solve transport consideration? in any event, I have not got the boat yet, but hope to in the near future if I can work out finances. I can get a Tarpon 140 or Tarpon 160 for about same price (each offer has its own advantages), and believe it or not...
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    buying decisions

    I know....subjective.....BUT keeping price out of the equation, which would you buy and why? Tarpon 140 Tarpon 160 usage, Bay, Kelp.... Considerations: Car Top Transport on Hyundai Sonata ???
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    2008 Cobra Navigator-XF $700.00 obo fully rigged

    Now you've done it Tim!.... Just as I am about to pull the trigger on a Tarpon 140 purchase, you post this and peaked my interest!....the idea of a fully equipped yak is appealing. I would be very interested if I can find a way to buy with my credit card (have to find a way to turn it into...
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    South Bay

    Spent the night at the Amphibious Base in Coronado. Went to check out the marina at "Fiddlers Cove" Just South of the base where there is a marina with launch area and also beach launch, rentals, snack bar, restrooms e.t.c. This is a great place to launch for south bay fishing near the Coronado...
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    Oceanside Fishing buddies

    Most already know, but I did a little recon work for launching in Oceanside Harbor. Stopped at Harbor Police Office and learned there are 3 legal places to launch. 1. In front of their facility at East end of courtesy docks. you will have to carry/wheel down a ramp. 2. Behind the Jolly Roger...
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    Roof top transport

    alas, not to be...says not to be used with car with side curtain airbags
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    Oceanside Fishing buddies

    Yep, I learned of those two spots on this forum I think. I will have to drive over there to check it out though, i.e. parking, transport, e.t.c. I will probably get a set of launch wheels to make it a whole lot easier.
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    Oceanside Fishing buddies

    Actually, I am retired military with base access. Two Newbies venturing out in the ocean for first time? That made me chuckle a little. I am thinking of taking one of those group lessons that OEX offers or perhaps one with guide Jim Sammons. The few times I have been out in San Diego and...
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    Oceanside Fishing buddies

    I have decided on what boat I will be getting soon. It is a Tarpon 140 and hopefully I will be able to make the purchase in the next few weeks. I am new to the sport and it would be nice to have somebody to accompany me BTB when I feel I am ready. (That should not take long). I live in...
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    Eagle Talon 12

    Getting close to pulling the trigger. Spotted a Tarpon 140 with rudder, and anchor for $795 which is about $200 lower than new without rudder. I will probably get it after inspection. I can save even more if I decide to try a soft car top carrier such as Malone or one from West Marine.
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    Roof top transport

    Found this today and looks to be inexpensive option and a little better than foam blocks: http://www.orsracksdirect.com/malone-handirack-inflatable-roof-rack-mpg452.html With the roof line of my 2011 Sonata, this thing might actually work saving me over $300!
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    Eagle Talon 12

    Thanks Iceman!.......I still promised CJ at OEX on Mission Bay that I would demo both the Trident 13 and Tarpon 140, but if I can save $300-$400 it's definitely something to think about. I just don't want something I won't be satisfied with and do not wish to have to "move up", but there is the...
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    Eagle Talon 12

    opinions? This kayak comes with 2 rod holders, Bungees for reels, 1 locking rod holder on deck of middle hatch, 50ft line, 1.5 lb anchor, anchor trolley, seat, mesh insert, bungees fore and aft. $499.99 (At Dick's). 30 inch width, 12 feet long, carry handles bow, stern, and on the sides...
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    new to sport

    Thanks for the speedy replies. I know that I really wont know much till I try, but I am beginning to get a fairly good idea of what to expect. I mentioned that I already been out on an OK Classic Series (11 footer). I visited OEX and looked around, picked the brains of the sales guy who seemed...
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    new to sport

    I know I need to do a lot of research regarding which Kayak to buy and that I will need to try out as many as I can via demos, but I have a very basic question. I have never fished from a Kayak before and only recently tried one out. I am quite comfortable in one however and that will not pose a...
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    solid decking for inflatable

    I don't suppose anybody has plans/drawing for making solid decking for INTEX Excursion 5 ? I really do not have access to much in the way of tools (jig saw e.t.c.), but want to fabricate a solid decking and preferably out of some lightweight substance that is waterproof. I ordered the boat and...
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    Inflatables

    Thanks. Yes, I have considered that. Several years ago I owned a Sea-Ray cuddy on a trailer, but now I do not have the means (or desire) for the upkeep and trailering of a boat and thought an inflatable might be an alternative. And I agree that with a small rubber inflatable, it would be risky...
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    Inflatables

    That's what I thought. Tks
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    Inflatables

    Not sure where to post this, but am interested in getting an inflatable and have my eyes on a 6 person by INTEX. Probably try the Tamarack Lagoon(s) for starters. It is my understanding that the only place "passive" vessels are permitted is in the East Side of the inner lagoon. Launch permitted...
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    Carlsbad surf & Lagoon

    New to this forum. I was interested in the post about fishing the Agua Lagoon near the Power Plant in Carlsbad and went to check out the areas you suggested. Kayak rental from the boating place seems doable at $25 for two hours or $50 all day and might be something to consider. For now am...