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by tadpole
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: how many kayaks?
Replies: 15
Views: 4909

Re: how many kayaks?

Let's see, now.... since late 2007: Cobra Navigator XF Old Town Dirigo 140 WS Pungo 140 Necky Manitou (13, I think) Hobie Quest Tarpon 140 Tarpon 160 Venture Easky 130 And there are a couple of other smaller ones that I used a little and didn't like. It seems like I'm leaving something out, too. Any...
by tadpole
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2017 Classic
Replies: 7
Views: 2641

Re: 2017 Classic

I'm generally grumpy by nature, except when it has to do with fishing. So it couldn't have been me! It takes us a good bit of time to plan an informal campout, so I can't imagine how much work goes into the tournament. And I can't imagine there is enough time to have it this spring unless there is a...
by tadpole
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: February JKF Happy Hour on Monday the 6th
Replies: 2
Views: 1205

Re: February JKF Happy Hour on Monday the 6th

I don't think I'll be able to make this one. Sorry.
by tadpole
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Running my fish finder cables through the top of kayak
Replies: 8
Views: 2982

Re: Running my fish finder cables through the top of kayak

flteng wrote:I bought tapered rubber plugs at Home Depot drilled a hole thru the center and sliced down the sides for wires of pass thru. Put it in place the applied silicone sealant. Worked very well.
I like that one - next time I'll try that!
by tadpole
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Running my fish finder cables through the top of kayak
Replies: 8
Views: 2982

Re: Running my fish finder cables through the top of kayak

Go to http://www.cablesandconnectors.com scroll down to Hardware on the left side. Select the box Grommets - Bumpers & rubber feet, then scroll down to find waterproof gland cable clamps. They have 3 styles in 11.0 mm and 13.0 mm IDs. Cheap, too! Otherwise search for waterproof (or splash resistant)...
by tadpole
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Registration:
Replies: 30
Views: 9622

Re: Kayak Registration:

My point was that cyclists won't care about kayak registration, but if their particular passion were likely to be taxed as well they would be powerful and numerous allies. As for the money, I'd rather pay a fee ONCE at the purchase than annually, along with the issues of registration numbers, renewa...
by tadpole
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Registration:
Replies: 30
Views: 9622

Re: Kayak Registration:

If this gets any traction, we should campaign to include ALL human-powered transportation - bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, wheelchairs, and shoes. Just imagine how much sidewalk repair and maintenance that would fund. And it gets little Johnny and Jane used to submitting to local law enforcem...
by tadpole
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Fishing the Buckman tomorrow, any tips.
Replies: 6
Views: 2738

Re: Fishing the Buckman tomorrow, any tips.

It's public. I've never launched there for kayak fishing. I've launched a powerboat there, and kayaks for paddling trips, so I've never hung around the bridges in a kayak. Current runs pretty strong, especially on the outgoing tide, and the bridge pilings can cause some seriously dangerous condition...
by tadpole
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Fishing the Buckman tomorrow, any tips.
Replies: 6
Views: 2738

Re: Fishing the Buckman tomorrow, any tips.

Still??

I'm not getting out enough!

Next thing you'll tell me is that I can't launch on the bank at Brown's Creek. Or that someone is finally going to open the restaurant at Palms.
by tadpole
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Fishing the Buckman tomorrow, any tips.
Replies: 6
Views: 2738

Re: Fishing the Buckman tomorrow, any tips.

I'm one of those fisherman that is lucky rather than good - and never claim to know what I am doing.... so bear that in mind. I've launched at County Dock several times over the last few years. I generally fish there in the warmer months. And I have had luck both north and south of the launch. Reds,...
by tadpole
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Simpson Creek access Question?
Replies: 10
Views: 3098

Re: Simpson Creek access Question?

The state park has a launch into Myrtle Creek that you can use if you pay the entrance fee, or use an annual pass. Or if you are a supporter of the Friends of the Florida State Parks at $100 or more, you get 12 day passes.
by tadpole
Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: tide charts
Replies: 8
Views: 2214

Re: tide charts

I find that most of the time, if I go to the top of the page and click on "Tides" the page will open but the calendar will not open fully. BUT, if I open any post and leave it open, then go to the top of the page and click "Tides" it works like it should. So that is my workaround.
by tadpole
Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Kayak Rigging
Topic: I need some help with a rudder
Replies: 6
Views: 3084

Re: I need some help with a rudder

Take a look at the rudder system on the Hobie Quest. It is a very simple deployment system that may meet your needs. And a similar aftermarket job is the SeaLect TruCourse rudder system. I have one of these on a Tarpon 140. You can find it in lots of places online, but I like Duckworks (www.duckwork...
by tadpole
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Remote islands in the St Johns for legal camping
Replies: 9
Views: 2982

Re: Remote islands in the St Johns for legal camping

I don't know about islands in the area, but keastman's mention of Princess Place Preserve might serve you well. You can camp at the water and paddle to your heart's content. If you want to paddle to a place, camp, then paddle back, you could launch at Faver Dykes State Park or maybe someplace around...
by tadpole
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Remote islands in the St Johns for legal camping
Replies: 9
Views: 2982

Re: Remote islands in the St Johns for legal camping

South of State Road 16 on the west bank of the river is the Bayard Conservation area. Hiking trails all through it. There is a primitive camp site on the river - I've found it while paddling down that way, but I think you can also hike in. I think you have to make a reservation - probably the State ...