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Faithful steed?

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:59 am
by Boomy
Horses have nothing on kayaks as far as trusted steeds. We never feed them, but they are always ready to go. In the roughest waters, they are steady, and I've never heard of a kayak biting someone. We depend on our kayaks offshore, as they are our entire world for everything else is water. They separate us from sharks and hold us above like a gentle hand. They take us to the adventure and they return us to safety. All of this with no complaint of any kind. If that isn't a loyal and trusted steed?
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Re: Faithful steed?

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:59 am
by dedant
Mine is all of the above but it is also kind of bipolar, sometimes it is a turtle! :lol:

Faithful steed?

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:13 am
by AndrewRawlingson
I think they are more like women, the hot looking slim ones get the blood boiling, but will dump you at a moment’s notice. Sometimes you’re better off with the steady fat arse

Re: Faithful steed?

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:32 am
by Boomy
Mine are a cross between the two of them, fast but still got curves

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Re: Faithful steed?

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:22 am
by HookiT
Show and form a trust with any 'horse' they shall then be your friend in time of trouble.

That pic is calendar material, well done. :y:

Re: Faithful steed?

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:04 am
by Mental
Always reliable but occasionally give you that twitch just to remind you "don't forget to give me some love too I'm keeping you afloat buddy..."

Re: Faithful steed?

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:41 pm
by genie4x4
AndrewRawlingson wrote:I think they are more like women, the hot looking slim ones get the blood boiling, but will dump you at a moment’s notice. Sometimes you’re better off with the steady fat arse
lmfao 🤣

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Re: Faithful steed?

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:19 pm
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mine isn't so much of a steed...more of a pit pony crossed with donkey. May not be sleek, in fact short, fat and stubby, but she gets me home and keeps up happily with aloof sea kayakers in their 'thoroughbreds' - even though I'm waving a bit of whittled tree branch as a paddle. 8)

Re: Faithful steed?

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:29 pm
by Boomy
Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:Mine isn't so much of a steed...more of a pit pony crossed with donkey. May not be sleek, in fact short, fat and stubby, but she gets me home and keeps up happily with aloof sea kayakers in their 'thoroughbreds' - even though I'm waving a bit of whittled tree branch as a paddle. 8)
Interesting shot? Is the water curling on the sides? Very cool!

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Re: Faithful steed?

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:32 pm
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Boomy wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:29 pm
Interesting shot? Is the water curling on the sides? Very cool!
Frame grab while punching home through some heavy chop

Re: Faithful steed?

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:41 pm
by Blazer60
Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:32 pm
Frame grab while punching home through some heavy chop

That storm paddle looks to have some Aluetian lines to it down the spline of the blade..??

Re: Faithful steed?

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:29 pm
by Marc N
That's a superb Photo. :y: :y: :y:

Re: Faithful steed?

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:45 pm
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Blazer60 wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:41 pm
That storm paddle looks to have some Aluetian lines to it down the spline of the blade..??
Looks like it, but it's the laminate. It does have a high spine coming off the loom though - it's my 'heavy duty' paddle, much as you have light touring paddles and more solid white water blades. Unfortunately decent timber up this way is a rarer sight than Halleys comet, so I often have to compensate for a less-than-ideal grain with the laminate method.
It's a full length blade, just optically foreshortened. Pushes the Hornet along at a very respectable long-distance flat water 4kts :y:

Re: Faithful steed?

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:50 pm
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Marc N wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:29 pm
That's a superb Photo. :y: :y: :y:
Thanks! This was punching back to Kerikeri from the Ninepin after a day dragging plastic.

Re: Faithful steed?

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:59 pm
by Hairy Little Dwarf
The beauty of our steeds is they don't suffer from mange (I'm not a fan of rag and string boats, but this one saddens me every time I paddle past. Suspect owner is deceased)
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