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SKELLIG and BLASKET trips

Submitted by Etienne Muller on Sun, 12/02/2018 - 05:35

Skelligs and Blasket island trips

Sorry Guys, I realise I hijacked a thread earlier, so I am postin a new thread.

Here are a couple of galleries of trips a couple of years ago to the Skellig islands an the Blasket Iskands, off the Irish West coast, for those who have not seen them and may be interested.

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KayaLeg & KayaArm Stabilizing devices for launching a kayak

Submitted by KayaArm - KayaLeg on Thu, 11/29/2018 - 21:35

My dad an Engineer invented two devices for stabilizing a kayak to make getting in and out of a kayak easier.  The first device KayaArm was invented and patented by my dad after my parents bought kayaks and my mom went for a bad swim and became extremely reluctant to join him for early morning and evening kayak trips (as they say necessity is the mother of invention).   After many prototypes he worked with a specialty aluminum fabrication shop in Canada and started selling them on the internet.  A guy who built a kayak using the information on this forum bought a KayaArm for his dock.  He s

John Messinger RIP

Submitted by admin on Mon, 10/15/2018 - 17:36

Some of you may remember John Messinger he was a prolific poster on the KayakForum.

Sadly he passed away during a kayak race yesterday. Another friend of mine was in the race reported that "He capsized with a mile to go and was face down in the water when we got to him less than a minute later.  Despite efforts of competitors, safety boat, EMT personnel, Life Star, etc. he was pronounced dead at Hartford Hospital. "

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Petrel Play Lawn Launch

Submitted by Paul Harker on Fri, 04/13/2018 - 20:40

With the help of this forum, Nick's books and videos, and despite my numerous mistakes, I've completed my first kayak, the Guillemot Petrel Play. The personalized coaming was to cover up the fact I cut and glued the cherry strips incorrectly. The wide maple accent around the recess was another oops fixer. I cut the hole in the deck too large.

Now to make a paddle or paddles, and wait for warm weather.