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konta
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I live on a small island off the coast of Hiroshima City in Japan. I have been sailing most of my life, but until recently I didn't know much about folding kayaks. Luckily I happened to find the foldingkayaks.org web page, and I also picked up a copy of the book by Ralph Diaz.
After a couple of months of researching and watching the classifieds and Ebay (and convincing my fiance its a good investment! :lol: ) I finally picked up a used Nautiraid Raid I Mark II on Ebay this week. I'm looking forward to getting out and exploring the surrounding islands and the Seto Inland Sea this summer.
I don't know if many people make it out this way, but if you do let me know 8)

Constantine

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Post by MarkandJulia »

Happy to see such a broad network of folks. Sounds like a good place to use your new boat. welcome to this forum. I'm also new to folding boats, and look forward to spring/summer to get my boat out. 8)

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tsunamichuck
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May go to Amami this summer

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for the Sea Kayak Marathon. Planning to paddle up from Okinawa and then continue on to Kagoshima.
Feathercraft Kahuna ( Angela )
Mariner Express ( Miruku Maru ) ( In Storage)
Northwest Sportee (SuperBoat)
Innova Safari
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Feathercraft Java
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Innova Sunny
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I'm in Tokyo, but I'm sad to say I'll be leaving Japan this summer. Japan has beautiful seacoast, but watch out for the homicidal fishingboats-- they seem to think that kayaks are a threat to their livelihood. (But you probably already knew that.)

Chuck-- you're finally gong to do that trip? Sorry I'll miss it.

I'm headed down to Wakayama for three days of paddling, on Saturday. Not using my own boats, though.
Chris T.
~'91 Klepper A2 w/ BSD schooner rig.
'64 Klepper Passat/Tradewind and T12 restoration projects.
Non-folding: Early '90s Old Town Canoe.
Previously owned '04 Pakboat Puffin II and '05 Swift (prototype), as well as an '84 Hobie 16.

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tsunamichuck
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Hope So

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Jun gave me the ok.
Feathercraft Kahuna ( Angela )
Mariner Express ( Miruku Maru ) ( In Storage)
Northwest Sportee (SuperBoat)
Innova Safari
Mariner I
Feathercraft Java
Nautiraid 14
Innova Sunny
Aire Tributary Sawtooth

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Mmm... my Jun-chan has a fear of the sea. Hopefully Lake Geneva will be less initmidating for her. It might help my skill development, as well. Baby steps...

I was going to spend two weeks of my time in the US, this summer, on a NOLS sea-kayaking course in Alaska. It was the "40 and over" one and, unfortunately, they canceled it for lack of interest. :(
Chris T.
~'91 Klepper A2 w/ BSD schooner rig.
'64 Klepper Passat/Tradewind and T12 restoration projects.
Non-folding: Early '90s Old Town Canoe.
Previously owned '04 Pakboat Puffin II and '05 Swift (prototype), as well as an '84 Hobie 16.

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Post by konta »

when is the sea kayak marathon? sounds like fun! if its fits the work schedule, i'd like to do it.

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