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  1. LOL, if you saw me or knew me, you would know how funny this comment is. I am at the gym 5 - 6 days a week, run 3-4 miles 3 of those days and swim laps 2-3 days a week with the wife (college swimmer), not to mention other cardio workout and weight training. I am capable of doing a few more than 10 push ups. I know this is going to sound like I am a hard-o, which I am not, but I say this because my physical shape is not and hopefully wont be an issue for a long time. To the rest, my point in all of this isn't whether I should have had it on or not, my point was the greenie could have gotten the point across without writing a citation. I will pay the citation and move forward. Wearing a life jacket is personal choice, I don't begrudge anyone who wears it or doesn't wear it. (of course now that I know the law we will wear one always until May1) We have several of the self inflating pfd's that will be used for our kayak adventures in fresh water. In the salt we have specific kayak life jackets that are comfortable and better for ocean excursions. I have put the kids in the pool with the kayak, flipped them and ensured they could get back into the 'yak on their own. I as well have done it without issue.
  2. Sorry I am in MA. I have no issue with the law, my fault for not reading the law and knowing the dates. But seriously, could have communicated it to me and said put it on and moved on.
  3. This past Sunday morning, my oldest son (19) and youngest (15) are jonesing to go fishing. We load the truck with 3 kayaks and head to local pond. We get out on the water, it is brisk but hey we are on the water. Each of us has the proper gear to fish and safety gear for the kayak. We are no on the water for no more than 10 minutes and a Greenie comes running out of the woods flagging us over. Not worried as we have the proper gear and license. He writes up my oldest and me for not wearing our life jacket. Yes we had them and they were easily accessible, no we didn't have it on our body. I was like dude you are serious right now, you can't give me a warning and move along. He tells me because of a prior. The prior was a warning I got in 2001 for going faster then headway at the airport in the harbor. Which by the way is not considered to be the no wake zone, the unofficial line is legal's to the airport hotel. Is it worth disputing the tickets? Don't really have a leg to stand on as I wasn't wearing the life jacket. Anyway if you are going out make sure you are wearing the live jacket as it is the law to wear it before May 1.
  4. Kross, thanks for the feedback. He is now scouring the craigslist listings to see what comes available for a quality used kayak.
  5. Saltyb92, wishing I read your post in a bit more detail yesterday. I was out yesterday and with the wind and chop not many people were on the water. We fished Winthrop around snake island and the mooring field. Landed a bunch of schoolies, but went looking for bigger fish so we head to Quincy bay and Neponset river where I found ... yup a lot of schoolies. Just before dark we headed back to the dock where we ran into a lot of schoolies yet again. Well over 30 fish in 3 plus hours but nothing bigger than 24 inches.
  6. Fished yesterday the last 1.5 hours of the inflow. Shot past the crowd at the fog horn, ran over to the back side of long island. Found school of schoolies crashing bait against the shore. about a dozen tight lines later it all went quiet. I went to the fog horn where there was a charter boat with no less then 6 guys tossing live macks, and maybe 3 other boats. I tossed a 1.5 ounce tin and landed an 18 inch fish first cast. A guy passed by me saying he caught a few smalls but nothing more. I moved on because I don't like to fish in a crowd and with several boats trying to drift the same spot, it was just not my idea of a relaxing night on the water. I shot in to put some gas in the boat, but the gas dock closed 3 minutes before I landed. Oh well have to get some next time. I marked a number of bait balls with a lot of birds flying high above. I am sure on the outflow the area lit up nicely with micro's but I wanted to get back in to get some diner. All in all, lots of small fish and not a lot of signs that any big ones are cruising the harbor. I will head out Sunday but will hit the south shore looking for at least 1 more day of bigger fish before I pull the boat for the season. Lots of off season work to be done on it.
  7. Kross57, no offense taken. Everyone is a beginner at some point and time. I am not a fan of the Atak, it is heavy and very expensive. In addition I agree with the seat configuration being very tall. He is looking at used kayaks now to see what is out there and what will fit his needs. The criteria is a minimum of 300 lb capacity, peddles, storage, and setup for electronics also must be 14+ feet.
  8. Fished Saturday early in pea soup, loaded up on Mac's then hit the fog horn. I was with a couple of buddies from work who were not very experienced. They hooked up 6-7 times, but in experience cost them as they ripped the circle hook out of the fishes mouth. The 8th fish we hooked I took the rod to show them the right tech. Landed a small fish, 28 inch, but they got the jist of what to do. Landed a few more small fish, a lot of people and kayaks on the spot and I wanted bigger fish. We left to get away from the crowd and chase size. Found some bigger fish, but again lack of knowledge hurt the catch rate. The highlight, I was hooked into what felt like a good size fish, a couple of good runs, just as I was able to get it to turn and started bringing it to the boat it made a hard run. The line went dead. I reeled in the head of what looked like a decent fish. Bitten off just behind the gill plate. Either a seal or a shark took what I think was a 35+ inch fish. What is the storm going to do for the weekend? fish going to run away from the pressure and slow things down? will the run into the protected waters in the harbors? or head deep?
  9. I am not sure of the name on the one he has today. I know that it is 14 feet but that the weight limit is 300#'s which he gets close to with gear. I don't want him spending this kind of money on something that isn't right for what he will be doing. Do you have a fish finder on yours? was it setup for it? or did you engineer a solution?
  10. So my son is looking to get deeper into kayak fishing. He has a decent 'yak now but wants a better performing one. One that is more stable and able to handle the ocean a bit better. He recently flipped losing my $800 Orvis setup. So he is looking at the Wilderness Sys Atak 140, since I know nothing about kayaks I figured I would ask. It seems like a lot of money for a Kayak. So thoughts? are there alternatives?
  11. Wow pretty powerful. Was on our trading floor, sitting across from a co-worker who was pleading with his brother who worked at FTC when the south tower was hit. The floor went quiet, all anyone could hear was my co-worker screaming in the phone for his brother because the line went dead just as the plane made contact with the building. It was the last time he spoke to his brother. I can still hear him screaming... hollow feeling to be sure.
  12. For the price of a frigid rigid I would hope it puts yeti to shame. I bought a yeti, 75 and paid 300 brand new. Frigid 65 is 659 ad 85 is 789. That is more than 2x what I paid and close to 3x's on the 85. I have had the yeti on the boat (locked down) since new. Over the last month I have put Ice in the Yeti 3 times. The contents within the cooler remain cold. The drinks I leave on the boat are all cold. I have been nothing short of amazed by how long the cooler keeps ice and keeps the contents cold. Use the boat 3-4 times a week and are in and out of cooler all the time. Short of having a power supply I can't see any cooler being far superior, though I have been proven wrong before. I did own a few knock offs (rtic, igloo sportsman, and Ozark) before I decided to just buy the yeti. The knock offs were ok but didn't perform any where as well as the yeti. Sorry for the side bar. I agree with others, ask capt and let him tell you what he wants on his boat.
  13. So school is back and the harbor is full of schoolies. Sat after noon we had fun on ultra light gear catching 30 plus micro's. My usual spots are not producing at the moment as all the bigs that were holding up around the harbor appear to have migrated. Hoping for a few more big fish before the season is over. Nothing like a big slamming your offering and ripping off line. Next year I may need to try Tuna and Shark fishing.
  14. ahhh thank you, a bit slow on the draw.