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Outer Island Launch
By:Ross Leidy
Date: 6/18/2001, 9:42 am

I got a chance to paddle my Outer Island for the first time Saturday evening. It was a beautiful day for paddling - temps in the mid 70's and no wind. My aprehensions about the small cockpit were allayed immediately - I sat on the rear deck and slid right in with no problem whatsoever (Thanks, Jay, for encouraging me to leave it as-is). The OI was wonderful to paddle - strong tracking, responsive to edged turns, fast. I expected it to feel a little cramped with its low foredeck, but was pleasantly surprised at how roomy it felt. I still need to add thigh bracing and knee padding (I've got a red patch on one knee from 3hrs of paddling with no padding.)

Here's a couple links to some photos. They've not been incorporated into my website yet, so you won't find them there. They're a little on the large side.

Hopefully, I'll get a chance to take some better finished pics.

Great design, Jay.


Messages In This Thread

Outer Island Launch
Ross Leidy -- 6/18/2001, 9:42 am
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Brad Crowell -- 6/21/2001, 7:09 pm
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Ross Leidy -- 6/21/2001, 8:18 pm
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Bobby Curtis -- 6/21/2001, 8:08 am
Re: Thanks *Pic*
Ross Leidy -- 6/19/2001, 9:57 am
Beautiful Ross--and your compass is great. *NM*
John Monfoe -- 6/20/2001, 5:54 am
mike allen ---> -- 6/19/2001, 1:10 pm
Speechless! *NM*
Ray Port Angeles -- 6/19/2001, 11:45 am
Very nice work indeed. *NM*
Dale Frolander -- 6/18/2001, 9:41 pm
An Exquisite Beauty Ross!!!!! *NM*
Bob Deutsch -- 6/18/2001, 6:34 pm
Jim Distler -- 6/18/2001, 4:55 pm
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Jim McCool -- 6/18/2001, 2:45 pm
Another Beauty
Ken Sutherland -- 6/18/2001, 5:36 pm
Sweet! I want one! *NM*
Shawn Baker -- 6/18/2001, 1:59 pm
Mighty Pretty, nice job!! *NM*
David Hanson -- 6/18/2001, 12:05 pm
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peter czerpak -- 6/18/2001, 11:47 am
Tony -- 6/18/2001, 12:44 pm
Re: Outer Island Launch *Pic*
Ross Leidy -- 6/18/2001, 12:15 pm
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Larry C. -- 6/18/2001, 5:47 pm
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Ross Leidy -- 6/19/2001, 9:04 am
Sure is a Beauty! *NM*
Steve -- 6/18/2001, 11:35 am
Looks Great!!
Kent LeBoutillier -- 6/18/2001, 11:30 am
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Doug K -- 6/18/2001, 11:11 am
Very Sweet!
Bill Price -- 6/18/2001, 10:52 am
Re: Very Sweet!
Ross Leidy -- 6/18/2001, 12:17 pm
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daren neufeld -- 6/18/2001, 9:51 am