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 Post subject: seattle newcomer
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:54 am 
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Hello from Seattle.

Lots of experience sailing and diving, just now getting into kayaks. I got interested in folding kayaks through some friends who have a Nautiraid.

I just put an order in for a new Long Haul stretch Mark 2. Should have it in time for spring.

There ae so many great places to kayak out here.


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 Post subject: Re: seattle newcomer
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:43 am 
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Welcome George! Great boat you chose, and do you plan to sail it as well? Lots of great paddling and sailing out your way too. Diving?....not so much, hah!

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g

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 Post subject: Re: seattle newcomer
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:50 am 
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I will probably get a sail rig at some point but that is not my primary interest.


I raced sailboats for years, I am now burned out on boat ownership and maintenance. A kayak is not an ideal sailboat, particularly in the cold salt water we have out here. Capsizing would not be fun.

I am looking to simplify things yet continue to enjoy the great waterways we have out here. Something reliable and stable.

Don't underestimate the diving out here. There are some world class dive spots, particularly to the north where visibility rivals tropical waters. A good dry suit with dry gloves filled with argon gas makes things nice.


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