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Revenge is SWEET!
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posted 06-13-2002 10:37 PM ET (US)
For those of you who remember my Revenge buying nightmare this spring, I'm delighted to announce that I bought my boat today -- after looking at boats all over the country (thanks, Tom and DC!) the boat turned out to be one in my home marina that I saw driving home from kayaking one night.
Details and pics to follow!
posted 06-14-2002 12:11 AM ET (US)
Shouldn't it be "paddling home from kayaking"?
Concrats on your new "toy" Now that you have a "real" boat you'll find out how much kayaks are a nuisence. They should be used in ponds and small rivers and lakes. After being away from boating too many years,last summer I discovered an explosion of kayaks in my area(Gloucester,Ma). Most of these operate their craft in a reckless manner.Last summer I had to wake a kayaker up who was drifting towards a railroad bridge. When I woke him he had a six pack of bud in his lap and was using a pair of frisbees as paddles! But most of all I wish you luck and I know you'll enjoy your new boat.
posted 06-14-2002 05:10 AM ET (US)
I'll keep it simple...CONGRATULATIONS!!
Drunk drivers concern me a lot more than kayakers "paddling" with frisbees. Do not confuse inexperience with recklessnes, as the number of injuries and deaths from ocean kayaking are infintesimal when compared to those from other recreational activities.
I fully understand your being frustrated, as I am similarly disturbed by the explosion of personal watercraft use near my home. However, it's in everyone's best interest for us (power boaters) to remain positive and respectful of others with whom we share our natural resources.
By the way, I think you meant to say "nuisance."
posted 06-14-2002 07:44 AM ET (US)
well done and well deserved.
did the Witness guy ever respond on that thread?
posted 06-14-2002 07:45 AM ET (US)
As one who understands...when you find what you've been looking all over right in your own back yard...the taste is sweet! !
all the best...now the fun starts
posted 06-14-2002 11:36 AM ET (US)
Where is your home marina? I'm in King Harbor - look me up if you're in the area.
posted 06-14-2002 12:42 PM ET (US)
Thanks all -- I'm so excited.
R2Rip -- I'm in Marina Del Rey -- after I take my kayak out of the water at the public ramp, I drove past the boatyard where the boat was -- I looked up from the redlight, and there it was, across the intersection.
Love at first sight?
I'd like to find out who is in the Socal area, for support get togethers, etc...
posted 06-14-2002 01:45 PM ET (US)
Congratulations... you just bought the ultimate kayaking accessory: a mothership.
posted 06-14-2002 03:34 PM ET (US)
As a kayaker and Whaler owner, Live and let live.....
posted 06-14-2002 03:49 PM ET (US)
I am also a kayaker and a whaler owner. Been paddling whitewater and flatwater since 1972. One thing I've learned about whaler owners is that there is lots of crossover between whalers and other types of craft, sailboats for instance.
posted 06-15-2002 01:37 PM ET (US)
My brothers and I would like to buy my mom an Ocean Kayak, a one seater, any suggestions, she is 70 years old but very feisty!!! I would say our budget is around $1000 or less, and it needs to be light!! Thanks-Jack.
posted 06-15-2002 08:18 PM ET (US)
Serendipity. Can't beat that.
posted 06-15-2002 08:45 PM ET (US)
We have a 170 Montauk 2002 and 4 Ocean Kayak sit-on-tops. We love them!
You probably know that longer kayaks are faster than short ones but the weight factor is key for people, especially women, using kayaks.
Scramblers are nice if your mother wants a larger kayak than the kids model.
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