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Re: New Float...

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:00 am
by zelph
realityguy wrote:"Looks sharp, glad you got such a good deal on it. RG will be envious :lol:"
I've gotten rid of a couple of my smaller boats(8' and 10' livingstons. I still have the 13' one and the 10 foot okoume Don Hill driftboat I built..too buried to dig out of the garage.A kayak?.I guess I could use one at the other house but I just haven't really done anything "waterwise" except haul out a surfboard once this year.I just haven't had the time.I could use a surf kayak :roll: (easier on the knees than surfboards)..but doubt you'd find one in the midwest.
We only went for our second hike this year on Saturday..about 4 miles of pouring rain(8 Mile Creek)..and we didn't bother reaching our destination due to the conditions;slogging up a vertical "Sasquatch"(big steps and roots) made trail,views would have been fogged in,eating lunch in pouring rain..no thanks).The only other hike was to "Green Mountain Lookout"(google that in WA state)..about a 8.6 mile hike.My knees have just not been up to par for serious hiking lately.


Recently my wife has been using horse liniment on her knee :roll: Osborne brand gel

http://absorbine.com/products/muscle-ca ... iment-gel/

Re: New Float...

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:47 pm
by Ridgerunner
Sorry to hear your knees are bothering you, cuz. It might be time to bite the bullet and get the rod and reels out. I made the three hour round trip after work today to have my kayak inspected and given a Hull ID and a registration so I can test her out as soon as I have some free time. :DP:

Re: New Float...

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:49 am
by zelph
You gonna store your new float in your new addition? :mrgreen:

Re: New Float...

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:29 pm
by Ridgerunner
Well the yak is officially registered. The basic registration is $20 for a sticker that is good for three years BUT if you ever plan on adding a sail or trolling motor, the cost is $33 for three years and you have a sticker plus the letters and numbers have to be put on the yak or canoe. I plan on using a trolling motor at times while fishing so letters and numbers it is ;)

Re: New Float...

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:39 pm
by zelph
go for broke, you'll go out more often once you see how easy it is with trolling motor :D

off topic a bit. I recently picked up a stainless steel "raise-lower" motor bracket for a full size boat. It was at the thrift store, I think I paid $6.00 I'll have to go out in the garage and check and get a photo of it.

Re: New Float...

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:53 am
by zelph
Did you get it in the water yet?

My canoe stayed landlocked :roll:

Re: New Float...

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:09 pm
by Ridgerunner
Yes, I had it in the water at Acton Lake in Hueston Woods Park. I'm working on some modifications for electronics but bow season is upon us so the gears are changing. :lol:

Re: New Float...

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:45 pm
by zelph
Bow hunting has more adrenalin charging moments :D You gonna be shooting from your DIY stand/shelter aka cabin away from wife :lol:

Saw 7 turkey yesterday evening on the road inside the campground. Word from some boaters say crappies are not really biting well at all. I will try next week fishing off the dock where I created some underwater structure to attract them.