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06-27-2014 03:04 AM
MedSailor
Re: Ocean kayak rescue

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Originally Posted by poopdeckpappy View Post
There's several guys attempting this right now, I think its called the Great Pac Race.( this guy is not in the event ) They expect it will take 1 - 3 months to complete.

Back in the mid 80's a guy from San Diego did Monterey - Maui in 62 days.
Hardcore.

I wonder if the kayaking forums argue about what constitutes a "blue water kayak." Makes us all seem like pansies....

MedSailor
06-27-2014 02:46 AM
poopdeckpappy
Re: Ocean kayak rescue

There's several guys attempting this right now, I think its called the Great Pac Race.( this guy is not in the event ) They expect it will take 1 - 3 months to complete.

Back in the mid 80's a guy from San Diego did Monterey - Maui in 62 days.
06-24-2014 11:26 AM
UnionPacific
Re: Ocean kayak rescue

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Originally Posted by krisscross View Post
Yes, it is deeply sad, but not one bit funny.

Actually its the other way around.
Save the sadness for death. He is alive and stupid.
06-20-2014 03:23 PM
hellosailor
Re: Ocean kayak rescue

A kayaker does the same thing any cavalryman does. Dismount from time to time. Getting in and out of a kayak while it is on the water shouldn't be any problem.

Discharging from the kayak being illegal of course until you're three miles offshore? (G)
06-19-2014 06:14 PM
titustiger27
Re: Ocean kayak rescue

I am wondering .... when it comes to problems at sea.. what ever happened to

Mayday mayday mayday

That is, couldn't another boat in the area be summoned for help
06-19-2014 08:55 AM
krisscross
Re: Ocean kayak rescue

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Ok, I need to know. How did this guy relieve himself? Then again, maybe he didn't think that through either.
#1 is easy - wide mouth bottle.
for #2 you need a proper kayak pan:
06-18-2014 11:36 PM
hellosailor
Re: Ocean kayak rescue

Minne, a true zen master can restrain himself for a whole month.
Twelve days? An acolyte could do that.

Like those celibate RC priests: You just put it out of your mind.
06-18-2014 08:47 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Ocean kayak rescue

Ok, I need to know. How did this guy relieve himself? Then again, maybe he didn't think that through either.
06-18-2014 03:33 PM
hellosailor
Re: Ocean kayak rescue

The amount of skill and smarts would depend on the weather and many other things. And it is a limited skill set. Guys running whitewater rapids without punching a distress button aren't hard to find. Less common than McBurger counter help, but still not hard to find.

Courage? Not so much. It isn't like you are camping out in bear country, while slathered in bacon grease. Courage says you are putting aside your fears, and there's nothing to fear about the ocean, unless you've given Poseidon a personal grudge against you.

Rapid pit bull off the leash? I fear.
The ocean? I respect it, I don't fear it. No courage required, until someone says "SHARK!"

I guess we can agree to disagree. Lewis and Clark went further and did more. They planned better. This guy? Hey, even Columbus had triple redundancy in his fleet.
06-18-2014 02:51 PM
krisscross
Re: Ocean kayak rescue

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"Surviving 12 days on an open ocean in a kayak does require quite a bit of skill and smarts," Not really. If you know how to keep your balance and either not roll the boat, or roll it properly, how much skill and smarts is involved?
Having done a bit of sea kayaking off the coast of North and South Carolina I consider being out to sea for 12 days and nights something that requires considerable skill, smarts, and courage. But of course we all have different standards when it comes to these things.
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