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About dbjpb


  • About Me:
    If not snowboarding I like to bicycle or kayak .
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    Kayak fishing, snowboarding, bicycling
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    I am a data base administrator for shop rite

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  1. The weakest part of the kayak is the scupper holes. If you have a scupper cart it would be a bad idea to store your kayak on it. It would put extra stress in that area of the kayak. It is best to store upside down or on it's side. Also the extreme heat of a a garage may soften the plastic. Direct sun light could damage or discolor and or weaken the hull. UV rays and plastic don't mix well together. Good luck with your new ride.
  2. One of the great things about owning a kayak is you can customize it the way you want. I would suggest you place them on opposite sides of bow of your kayak. Good luck with your decision.
  3. Looks like a good day to be Irish
  4. If the lake or pond you are fishing in does not have power boats or jet ski's yo may not need the flag. I think it's primary purpose is to avoid collisions with power boats ? Just one mans humble opinion,.
  5. No problem using scupper plugs in fresh water. If you flip you may need to pull them to drain kayak. Also rain may accumulate inside the kayak. Biggest problem with scupper plugs is failing to remove them in winter . Ice may form inside the scupper holes and expand crack your kayak.
  6. Wow that looks great. Nice fix. Good luck. and tight lines.
  7. So I guess it is worst for 75 year old man to pay for it at a brothel and get caught then a 30 year old taking it for free by force in a bathroom in a bar ? I wonder what Roger's punishment will be for this one ? I guess 4 games seems about right ?
  8. You are right he has Been has not been convicted of rape. Then again OJ has not been convicted of murder. I was suprised the Brady suspension for deflate gate was the same as Ben's for his second rape accusation? Roger's punishment for star players is a bit unusual ? Ben Roethlisberger, Quarterback, Twice Accused of Sexual Assault Dec 8 2015, 4:00pm Position: Quarterback Height / Weight: 6'5" / 240 lbs College: Miami University NFL draft: 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11 Career history: Pittsburgh Steelers (2004–present) B. en Roethlisberger has been publicly accused of sexual assault twice—once in 2009 and once in 2010. In July 2009, Andrea McNulty filed a civil suit against Roethlisberger and eight employees of the Harrah's hotel in Lake Tahoe, NV. The suit alleged that Roethlisberger had raped McNulty in his room at the hotel in July 2008; the suit also alleged that the eight employees had aided in covering up the assault. At the time of the alleged assault, McNulty was an employee of Harrah's, where Roethlisberger was staying, and according to her complaint, Roethlisberger asked her to come to his room to fix his television. After she entered his room, she alleged, he grabbed her, held her against her will, pushed her on the bed, and raped her. According to her complaint, McNulty "communicated her objection and lack of consent" and "begged 'Please don't.'" After the attack, according to the complaint, McNulty struggled with depression and entered a mental health institution. Both Roethlisberger and Harrah's denied the allegations. In August 2009, a former coworker of McNulty's claimed in an affidavit that McNulty had bragged about sleeping with Roethlisberger after their encounter. In September 2009, McNulty's lawyer offered to drop the suit if Roethlisberger would admit that he had assaulted McNulty, donate $100,000 to a Reno charity for abused women, and write a letter of apology; Roethlisberger's lawyer called the offer "bizarre" and rejected it. The case was settled out of court in January 2012. After the civil complaint was filed, the NFL took no action. In March 2010, an anonymous college student alleged that Roethlisberger raped her in a bathroom stall in the back of a nightclub in Milledgeville, GA. According to her police statement, she met Roethlisberger at a bar; after Roethlisberger bought shots for the alleged victim and her friends, his bodyguard led her into a back room, which Roethlisberger entered "with his penis out of his pants." She writes in the police report that she told him to stop and attempted to leave through the first door she saw, which was a bathroom. She says that Roethlisberger followed her in, shut the door behind him, raped her, and left. Three of her friends gave statements to the Milledgeville Police Department that supported the accuser's story. In a letter asking the district attorney not to prosecute, the alleged victim's lawyer emphasized that the she was not recanting her accusation but rather was afraid that the trial would be "a very intrusive personal experience" due to the "extraordinary media attention" it would receive. On April 12, 2010, the Baldwin County district attorney held a press conference to announce that he would not pursue criminal charges against Roethlisberger, saying, "[H]ad [the accuser] not written and taken that position, the victim, her family, and her lawyers, that they did not want us to prosecute the matter at all—and they made it crystal clear in the letter—an honest answer is I would still be announcing the same result. We, based on the evidence here, don't have enough evidence to prosecute." A week later, Roethlisberger was suspended for six games for violating the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy. The suspension was later reduced to four games. The Pittsburgh Steelers went to the Super Bowl that season, in 2011. (They lost to the Green Bay Packers.) Following the second rape accusation, Roethlisberger lost his endorsement deal with PLB Sports, the company that makes Big Ben's Beef Jerky, for violating the morals clause in his contract. He retained his deal with Nike. In May 2015, Roethlisberger signed a record-breaking four-year contract worth $87.4 million with the Steelers. In June 2015, Forbes named him the 11th-highest-paid athlete in the world. Roethlisberger did not return Broadly's request for comment.
  9. I noticed that you are paddling a tarpon 120. This is a great beginner kayak. It will serve you well as you paddle between rivers, lakes, bays and oceans. According to their web site it weighs 63 pounds. It is a roto molded kayak. Unfortunately kayaks are similar to cars in many ways. There is not one model that is great in all situations. The tarpon 120 comes close but because it is only 12 feet long and 30 inches wide. It is not the most efficient kayak out there. Maybe John or Gelffex can chime in. He has several different paddle kayaks. I believe he has a pescador 12 which is a tapron 120 clone. He also paddles a scupper pro as well as an eddyline. Purchasing performance tires on a family car may help a little with the handling but it is not going to turn the car into a great handling machine. I suspect you are experiencing the same thing with your new paddle. It may be a little bit better but you are not paddling a kayak designed for speed and efficiency . If you paddled a longer or or narrower kayak with your new paddle you may notice more of a difference. You may also want to look into a thermo formed kayak. They are lighter and more efficient. Many people on this site seem to enjoy the hurricane skimmer models. ? Or if you like rotmolded kayaks maybe an ocean kayak prowler 13. Not the trident model. Or a nice south african Kaskazi kayak ?
  10. Maybe a greenland style paddle help. They have narrow blades and are light weight. They also make them out of carbon fiber. Good luck with your shoulder pain .
  11. I have had a few angry blue fish swim towards the kayak and attempt to jump into the kayak after they were hooked. The biggest blue fish I ever caught in a kayak was only 36 inches. Not sure what I would do if a shark over five feet landed on top of my kayak?
  12. Some people paddle out through the surf zone and drop lines into the water with people on shore holding on to the rods. I think this would be a safer option. You could even deploy your chum that way. Good luck with your decision. Others have tried catching sharks from their kayak. I know one guy who had his rod holder ripped right out of his kayak. You may need to beef up your mounts for your rods?
  13. Don't forget the go pro. Could be some amazing footage. Maybe even a learning tutorial if things going really wrong.
  14. Good luck and be safe.