Kayak re-entry session Saturday 25 May 1400 hrs

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Sun May 19, 2013 4:40 pm

Hi Folks,

I have a window of opportunity to have a re- entry session Saturday 25th May.
It's getting cooler so might be a good time for a last practice session before the winter chill sets in.
Plan to meet at the boat ramp, Raglan Estuary where we can practice in approx shoulder deep water and a bit of current.
If the majorityis feeling game then we could go to sea and have some practice in the surf instead.

What to bring.....

Kayak, paddle
Pfd
Usual paddle gear
Any broken rods you may have around and leashes.

Club yak and others may be available on request for this session.
Anyone welcome.

I'd prefer a minimum of 4 people to make this worth while. Please post away if you wish to join us or have any questions.
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Mon May 20, 2013 7:59 pm

I'm keen as :y:
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Mon May 20, 2013 9:13 pm

Just lengths of bamboo or broomhandles will do for rod simulation really, yeah they float, but it's down to a mindset thing about systematically working your way out of a tangled mess.

Good on you for organising a session. :y:
Hope you get the numbers, this sort of thing is always worthwhile.
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Tue May 21, 2013 7:25 am

Will put this on the calender, been so long since ive been out i best go over this stuff. Mite have to bring along a spear and a light so i can russel up some flounder for breakfast :y:
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Tue May 21, 2013 7:41 am

twistedpete wrote:Will put this on the calender, been so long since ive been out i best go over this stuff. Mite have to bring along a spear and a light so i can russel up some flounder for breakfast :y:
Looking at the tide and wind that is not a bad idea. Could be good to add an evening session as long as the rain is not too heavy over the week and the place gets too muddy. Low tide is 1600 on Saturday.
I am attempting to get a pass. If anyone wants to use the club yak then they need to let me know as soon as possible as it is at Aldog's at the moment and he will need to be warned.
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Wed May 22, 2013 12:27 pm

Sorry guys I won't make this, kids sport Saturday and eldest's birthday party on Sunday, I just wouldn't be popular heading out with the kayak while the better half is baking etc ready for Sunday...

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Wed May 22, 2013 12:28 pm

I have a pass with the understanding that a quick fish after is on the cards.
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Wed May 22, 2013 10:25 pm

I'll prob bring some fishing gear too.
Looking at the rain we've had the past few days it's probably hopeless trying to get flounder for at least a week now.
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Thu May 23, 2013 10:00 am

WaikatoYakka wrote:I'll prob bring some fishing gear too.
Looking at the rain we've had the past few days it's probably hopeless trying to get flounder for at least a week now.
Yup. Needed a good run from yesterday at best. No chance after last night. Might head out before th reentry session so I am good and tired for it and it's more like the real thing. Any one else keen?
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Thu May 23, 2013 12:18 pm

What about line fishing for them? Dont pieces of corn do the trick?

Hhmmm, could you 'long line' for them?
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Thu May 23, 2013 10:21 pm

nzimp wrote:
twistedpete wrote:Will put this on the calender, been so long since ive been out i best go over this stuff. Mite have to bring along a spear and a light so i can russel up some flounder for breakfast :y:
Looking at the tide and wind that is not a bad idea. Could be good to add an evening session as long as the rain is not too heavy over the week and the place gets too muddy. Low tide is 1600 on Saturday.
I am attempting to get a pass. If anyone wants to use the club yak then they need to let me know as soon as possible as it is at Aldog's at the moment and he will need to be warned.
I'm going to be up in coro this weekend In a bay just round from Kennedy which I'm hoping will be sheltered enough for a fish on Sat.
Leaving Fri avo, but the club yak will be a my place. Not sure of cell phone reception up there so let me or NZimp know if you're wanting to use it and I'll give u the deets 0274 867 562

I'll let the Mrs know someone may be around to get it

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Sat May 25, 2013 12:32 pm

What a great start to the week end. decided to change the tyre on me van, jack slipped and broke a power steering line. Looks like Ragland is out for me :headbang:
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Sat May 25, 2013 6:21 pm

Not a big turnout but a bit of fun, great to have company in case anything went wrong and lessons learnt about the shock that strikes the body in cold water.
I practice re-entry every summer but it's a lot more challenging in cold water.

Met with Love2fish at 1340 hrs and we paddled out the estuary and across the harbour to warm up a bit.
Back to the estuary where we met Nzimp and began our practice session.

I demonstrated how to stow rods (disclaimer - not reccomended)when behind the breakers.......
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Then time for a little tomfoolery and a stylish exit into the water........
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...... then the cold hit me. I stayed in long enough for water to work it's way into my paddle pants and demonstrate the risk of neoprene cuffed pants vs the likes of velcro cuffed pants. Note the approx 5 litres of water held in the calf area, makes it very difficult to swim :!:
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Then time for Love2fish (first practice at this).
First attempt wasn't so easy but he got it sussed pretty quickly.
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Sat May 25, 2013 6:27 pm

Then we paddled back against the current to warm up a bit and get back to the boat ramp.
I tried tipping Love2fish out..... surprisingly difficult, both kayaks were very stable......
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...... so I back paddled away from him and leaped onto his bow followed by a death roll :devil:
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Sat May 25, 2013 6:29 pm

Good on ya Bryce. Good on you for getting out and getting it organised


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Sat May 25, 2013 8:54 pm

Hey guys sorry I didn't make it. For some reason I thought it was on Sunday :worried: .
How ever I did get out on my kayak today. I paddled from Cambridge to Hamilton. And all the people I spoke to about it told me it would take 3-4 hours so I set my self s goal of doing it in 3hrs :lol: . So after thinking I was on the water for 3.5 hrs I pulled up at the boat ramp in Hamilton got out of my kayak and checked my stopwatch to my surprise :clap: I had done it in 2:32:18 :rock: . Now I'm really looking forward to September.
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Sat May 25, 2013 8:57 pm

Well done dude. :y:
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Sat May 25, 2013 11:16 pm

today was good and fun, learnt a fiew things with the re entry it was easyer to go across the bait board than over the seat area, and got told once you are on but not on your set thats a good time for a quick rest if you have struggled incase you fall in again, and watch out if bryce paddles to you, he can leap quite far and tip you out
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Mon May 27, 2013 7:45 am

Thanks for organising Bryce. It was probably the most fun I have had on the water without involving fish. I had a bit of a cold so bottled out of getting wet and took the role of cameraman. Bryce did try to get me in the water but the trusty 2+1 left his Prowler standing. It was that or more likely a real lack of determination from Bryce :lol: .
Despite the lack of turn out it gave one yakker a cahnce to practise something he had not done before so if it is ever needed for real the session will turn out to be priceless.
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