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JATurtle
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Re: Welcome to the Forum

Postby JATurtle » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:43 pm

Hello everyone. My wife and I are new to kayaking. I am looking forward to playing with my new Impex Montauk. We live in Weston Connecticut, USA. :mrgreen:

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Re: Welcome to the Forum

Postby bernie » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:05 am

Hi all.

Very happy to find this forum. After a quick glance through I can see lots of useful & interesting posts!

A friend taught me the basics and introduced me to sea-kayaking almost 10 years ago, but we lost touch and I hadn't been in a boat untill three months ago when I broke down and bought a cheap Seabird PE HV from Anaconda.
So glad I finally did it... out on Corio Bay or the Barwon river every chance I get and loving it!
Looking fwd to getting my skills up to the point that I can do some weekend or long-distance trips :-)
I'm also planning to build a stitch & glue boat as soon as I can decide on a design (any suggestions welcome).
cheers, Bernie

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Re: Welcome to the Forum

Postby Pai Mei » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:15 am

Hi everybody.

Very glad to discover your dedicated community, full of useful observations and information regarding paddling and the wonderful world of sea kayak.

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Re: Welcome to the Forum

Postby Random » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:12 am

Pai Mei wrote:Hi everybody.

Very glad to discover your dedicated community, full of useful observations and information regarding paddling and the wonderful world of sea kayak.



Welcome to the forum Pai Mei :mrgreen: :mrgreen: You ll sure spend some nice time here with all good and experienced fellow paddlers and retrieve knowledge and exchange ideas.. ;)
Leave it to Random to needlessly complicated things

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Re: Welcome to the Forum

Postby auskadi » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:52 pm

bernie wrote:Hi all.

Very happy to find this forum. After a quick glance through I can see lots of useful & interesting posts!

A friend taught me the basics and introduced me to sea-kayaking almost 10 years ago, but we lost touch and I hadn't been in a boat untill three months ago when I broke down and bought a cheap Seabird PE HV from Anaconda.
So glad I finally did it... out on Corio Bay or the Barwon river every chance I get and loving it!
Looking fwd to getting my skills up to the point that I can do some weekend or long-distance trips :-)
I'm also planning to build a stitch & glue boat as soon as I can decide on a design (any suggestions welcome).
cheers, Bernie



Bernie, I guess that was you I met on Sunday at eastern beach,
Let me know when you want to go out again
martin

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Re: Welcome to the Forum

Postby bernie » Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:07 pm

Bernie, I guess that was you I met on Sunday at eastern beach,
Let me know when you want to go out again

Yes Martin, that was me alright. Small world, especially considering that we ran into each other again this morning on Stingaree. 8-)
PM me if you are interested in a long(ish) paddle one weekend (you can use your sail :) )
cheers, Bernie

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Re: Welcome to the Forum

Postby eth93 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:50 pm

Howdy all.

Long time lurker, second time poster :P

Currently paddling a Gibbons ski and a South African fishing ski. I just find I’m not using the ski for its intended purpose of fishing. So she will be sold to fund the purchase of a sexy sea kayak.

I love everything about paddling, whether that be exploring the local creeks or out in the bay.

Wanting to join the local canoe club (Sandgate or Newport). Making new friends and learning new skills.

Take Care
Ethan

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Re: Welcome to the Forum

Postby Random » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:04 am

Welcome Ethan... :mrgreen:

I am Angelo aka Random :mrgreen: You ll sure gain a lot from the folks in this forum..You ll see that most of the forum members are top at sea kayaking with lots of knowledge and distinctions.. ;) Grab your paddle and start paddling..Welcome again.!
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Re: Welcome to the Forum

Postby fletch » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:14 pm

Hi there paddlers. Wife and I have been paddling for a couple of years now. We have a pair of Riot Edge 10.5s. We belong to Toukley Kayakers on the central coast of NSW, a very social crew. We enjoy finding new rivers and creeks to paddle. Hope to get the drum on some new spots from other paddlers.

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Re: Welcome to the Forum

Postby JohnA » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:27 pm

Hi Fletch,
I'm over at Budgewoi, so have probably seen you on the water at some stage. There's certainly no shortage of waterways around our part of the world. Paddlers paradise :)

For more local paddling contacts you might like to check out the Hunter Kayak Klan.
http://www.hunterpaddler.ning.com

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Re: Welcome to the Forum

Postby Jmuzz » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:09 pm

Hi everyone, making an introduction.

Been lurking and researching over the last couple of weeks, read lots of posts and blogs here and elsewhere to work out how everything works in this sport.
Just got a Tempest 170 (well I get it next week)
Done a commercial tour and hire on my own to make sure I enjoyed it before committing to purchasing my own boat, loved it :D Though I did go a bit far for my first trip, 36km according to the phone app and the wind wasnt helpful, which made my shoulders a bit sore but will get fit quick Im sure.

Doing a training course on the weekend in a hired boat to make sure I start off with the correct habits and safety.

Not sure if its worth joining NSWSKC this late in the rego year with only a month and a half to really be in it for the year, they say it can take a month for membership to process which leaves nothing until next year starts.
But do want to join and especially attend the R&R weekend 8-)

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Re: Welcome to the Forum

Postby Sireadh » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:18 am

Hi, Just found this forum so looking forward to contributing in the future. User name Sireadh is the name of my P&H Quest, It is gaelic and means to quest or to journey and is pronounced seera. Took up sea kayaking about five years ago when the old legs gave out after many years hauling myself up the mountains of Scotland and really wish I had done it sooner. I paddle mainly off Scotlands west coast, enjoy visiting the islands and overnighting in my tent.
Have visited Sydney many times as my sister lives out in Menangle. Next time I'm over I may get in touch with the local club.
Gerry

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Re: Welcome to the Forum

Postby beej » Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:23 pm

Hi all
another newbie here. (from Perth WA) just looking into purchasing my first kayak
any help on this subject would be most appreciated. so far i am considering a malibu mini x or a finn -griffin.
im not big into fishing but wouldnt mind having the option of holding a rod etc in case i decide to take it up later.
mainly want a good all round - stable sea kayak, require good storage for day trips up the river etc
i intend to use the kayak early mornings on the calm ocean but would also be interested in getting it amongst the waves once i become more experienced.
hope you can provide some useful info on my up and coming purchase
thanks
 
Ben

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Re: Welcome to the Forum

Postby JohnA » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:49 pm

Hi Ben,
these are more play boats/wave skis than sea kayaks. There's plenty of things to like about them, they're cheap, they'll be fun at the beach and very manoeuverable and easy to get along with. Fine for a few km up the river and back, but hard work and slow to cover any real distance in. If you're actually interested in touring (bushwalking on water as it were) then these boats will be very limiting. They also lack most of the basic safety features for sea touring. They're pretty cheap compared to a sea kayak (sea kayaks are usually longer, narrower and built to withstand getting hammered in surf and rough water while carrying a camping load). I don't know what your budget is but if you can stretch it a little further there are some nice little touring boats either sit on top or sit in that will keep you engaged as you improve your skills. I would suggest that you have a chat with your local kayak shop about the type of paddling you want to do before you commit to one particular boat. Ideally make that a shop that actually specialises in kayaks rather than a camping shop that sells boats as a side line. You may also have a local canoe club or sea kayak club that can point you in the right direction.

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Re: Welcome to the Forum

Postby Clifford » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:53 pm

Hello all another Newby here. Been paddling for roughly six months now. Currently in a dagger discovery 15. Looking to upgrade. Any suggestions for my next boat? Would like to tackle something larger a bit more edgy

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Re: Welcome to the Forum

Postby deesta » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:55 pm

Jmuzz said
Not sure if its worth joining NSWSKC ... they say it can take a month for membership to process


Joining happens almost immediately with the online system. And as far as I know, once you have joined up, you get access to register for the trips/training calendars. What may take a month or so is receiving the club's Welcome Pack, as that is only done once a month.

Hope you have joined now that the new membership year is coming up and see you at Rock 'n' Roll!
Dee
club magazine editor and committee member

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Re: Welcome to the Forum

Postby Jmuzz » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:59 pm

deesta wrote:Hope you have joined now that the new membership year is coming up and see you at Rock 'n' Roll!
Dee
club magazine editor and committee member


Yep joined the day the website accepted new years memberships :D
Registered for R&R too, will be good to start meeting everyone.
Hopefully on the paddle on the 11th, got to get in quick, it went full an hour later :shock:

Would have organized to go up to the sat morning group at Watsons bay tomorrow, but have something to do down Jervis Bay so down there instead. Might go to syd next weekend.

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Re: Welcome to the Forum

Postby slim white » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:42 pm

:D This will be my first post. I give my salutations to everybody in the forum and I only ask for your best consideration for my english that I did not practique for a while. Saludos a todos desde España Greetings from Spain to you all.

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Re: Welcome to the Forum

Postby Random » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:33 am

Hi slimwhite and welcome to SK forum, you ll sure gain a lot in here, cause all of the fellows are great guys with lots of knowledge and always a good sense of kayaking humour :mrgreen:
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Re: Welcome to the Forum

Postby slim white » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:51 am

Random wrote:Hi slimwhite and welcome to SK forum, you ll sure gain a lot in here, cause all of the fellows are great guys with lots of knowledge and always a good sense of kayaking humour :mrgreen:


Thank you Random, Ii shall try to give my opinión without molest to anybody and only thinking to help to the friends on the forum.


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