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  1. I would guess a majority of kayaks live in garages, mine do. Is yours not properly vented with roof vent caps? 100 deg should not harm it anyway as long as is it stored properly.
  2. By late June we're mostly jigging fluke in the harbor. Might find some blues around.
  3. Nah, cinderblocks and a deep channel for that. I don't know how the mob keeps screwing that one up, how hard can it be to tie a body to a cement block? With a chipper you're just spraying DNA evidence everywhere!
  4. The big blue Ikea bags are awesome for this kind of organizing, dirt cheap and waterproof. And make great drift anchors!
  5. Dont listen to the troll. Many of us could, some even have both, but choose to kayak for a number of physical and aesthetic reasons. Why do some fishermen choose to only use artificials, or flies when they could afford to buy bait? Personally, I enjoy the experience of kayak fishing so much more than sitting on a rocking, stinking, noisy power boat. I've never gotten seasick on a kayak no matter what the conditions but those boats make me ill. When you add in the costs of boat, dockage, maintenance & fuel it's a no-brainer even paying two and a half grand for a Hobie.
  6. I have ended up at the water at various times missing paddle, net, battery and seat. The worst was when I checked that the car key clipped into my PFD was still there and locked the doors, only to remember too late that this was my wife's car because she had needed the van for a group of kids! That ruined my day since I had to borrow a phone from a surf fisherman and call a Lock Service. My first tackle project of the season is to put everything on small buoys except the paddle. This has worked great in the past when it was just my boga, now it's going to be everything from rods to Plano boxes.
  7. One reason I've had my pliers on a leash attached to the same biner as the paddle leash. It's also an argument for the much maligned "crate", that all the stuff goes in the crate and stays there till the next trip.
  8. There's actually several already.
  9. I have peach tree prunings and a wood chip smoker, I just need to visit someone with a chipper to make my world complete! Anyone have a chipper they'd let me use for a little while? Stuff is typically 1-3" diameter. I'd gladly share the wood, peach makes great smoked blue.
  10. I like WindAlert, but more important than the app is the model. You need to learn what's most accurate for your area. I find WF-WRF2km far more accurate than others, but it's only like 36hrs out. Oddly, that model is pay via website but free on the phone app. You don't want to be out there expecting 8 when it hits 20 like below.
  11. With a glass boat you're only limited by your abilities with a sawzall, glass and resin. And your willingness to possibly trash a $2500 boat...
  12. Have you considered your only problem is the clothing you're wearing? I won't be radical and suggest controversial waders, but how about neoprene shorts if the weather is too warm for drysuit? Even splash pants would work fine, get breathable if you're flush. Personally I don't understand this obsession with wet ass in a KAYAK! whitewater kayaking in non drysuit weather I'd spend my whole day with a wet ass and having a ball. Half the time out in the local Bays the chop is high enough that I'll take a wave over the gunwale and be soaked anyway regardless of how high my seat is.
  13. Sure! No. Single skiffs aren't kayaks. Neither are pedal boats even if they're narrow and resemble kayaks. Nor are canoes like a Native Ultimate even if you paddle them with kayak paddles. In fact, I'm reluctant to call SOT's kayaks, they have no deck, but they are unsinkable (hopefully), so they get a bye. So there. Gotta draw the line, not every watercraft one person wide is a kayak!
  14. Only if you let it be. Once you have bracing and balance skills there's nothing to fear. I'd recommend a newby park at the edge of a channel, (in warm weather with a buddy) and practice taking wakes broadside. In whitewater we'd often drift down steep wave trains sideways, you're better set up to move to either side of the river without having to turn the boat. Just lean into the wave with a paddle brace. Most of the capsize videos I've seen show kayakers who either have no idea how to brace with their paddles or don't have a paddle in their hands.
  15. Welcome FlukUlele! I did this up last year as a checklist before leaving home, perhaps it will help you get started. Getting together with other paddlers is a really good idea, especially if you've not kayaked or boated much before.