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Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:45 pm

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"The trouble with common sense is that it's not too common !"

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Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:01 pm

Time to buy a sonar or some specs

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Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:26 pm

Hope they get charged the full cost of the "rescue", if you could call it that...
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Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:30 pm

Rofl

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Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:41 pm

No report on the condition of the kayak. I hope it made it ok. :lol:

Could have been worse.
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Glass is Class.. dedant

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Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:44 pm

I dunno, this guy didn't seem to think he needed any water either.
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Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:40 pm

Well, I've kind of been in a similar situation... not without water, but caught by low tide and it could just as well have been mud. I think I may have posted about it somewhere on the forum, probably when I just started kayaking. Went to a channel on the Manukau harbour for the first (and last) time, water was going out, but looked like it was already pretty low when I left my car so I followed it out to what I hoped would be deeper water.
By the time I started heading back the tide had just turned and it took hours before there was enough water to move back up the channel and by then it was dark.

Car was locked up behind a gate for the night and wife had to come fetch me and she was not happy!!

Thing is in South Africa the difference between low tide and high tide is less than 1 meter, in New Zealand it's more than 3 meters... Makes a big, big difference in how much water gets displaced and how strong the currents get around here. So some of us have not grown up with these kinds of problems.

Anyway, glad they're safe.
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Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:09 pm

As a kid I was brought up on mudflats, Nelson area, up to 4 metres of tide. My mother used to complain that every time I took her out in the 7'6" pramm dinghy she had to walk home, across the mudflats. When we got a bigger sailing dinghy (IdleAlong) we had the speed to take the long way home via a channel. I presume those days taught me how to judge a tide so when sailing or kayaking in the Lyttelton area there isn't anything to worry about as it is less then 2 metres.

So what do those "victims" know about tides and kayaking? Where will they learn?

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Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:31 pm

They only had to hang around for 6 hours and they would have been on their way again - No patience, some people. :lol:
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Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:38 pm

Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:They only had to hang around for 6 hours and they would have been on their way again - No patience, some people. :lol:
X2 HLD :P

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Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:34 am

Well, thats certainly something entertaining for a Thursday morning at work.

We get plenty every year fishing the shallows in there boats that get stranded and have to wait for 8 hours for the return tide in whangarei, but I think potentially getting stuck on the flats in a kayak is an all time "NEW"
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Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:14 am

I'm just wondering who's going to end up paying for the multitude of rescue vehicles present and the helicopter that was used to winch them out......but...I think I know the answer ! |(
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Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:38 am

Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:They only had to hang around for 6 hours and they would have been on their way again - No patience, some people. :lol:
Like he said ^^^ :lol:
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Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:53 pm

Geez pretty basic stuff aye :!:

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