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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by OLDNEWBIE, May 18, 2014.

  1. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Maybe getting a kayak again for flat water, going under 10' to avoid $7 invasive species fee, yeah I know that's cheap but for how long and it's the principle of the thing. My old Kayak was 10.5 and I'm looking at 9.5. For what I'm doing it should be fine.

    Question for you Oregon kayakers, Will I get hassled for sitting my 6 year old in with me in a boat for one, even if we don't exceed the weight limit, are they measuring Kayaks?

    BTW been looking at the Perception Sport Swifty Deluxe 9.5 with the useless rubber covered hatch that isn't really dry storage. It has built in fishing rod holders though!
     
  2. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    So invasive is up to $7, eh? I paid it once a few years back when it was $5, just to keep using the boats I already owned. I'll show those receipts and feign ignorance about new ones in the event of a shakedown.

    None of my 10-15 year old kayaks have stickers or metal plates like the one on my 14' aluminum canoe, which says 3 persons at 150 lb each. But that's mid-1960's.

    I'm guessing newer laws, special for Multnomah County, probably specify the maximum number of culturally diverse, gluten-free vegans on board, anti-gun of course, all with free health care paid for by the aging row-boat owner (on a fixed income) - whether there is a water mishap or not.

    Seriously, I'll be interested in checking back to see what you learn about how many souls you can legally tote in your one-seater. I can tell you certainly that everyone needs their own life jacket. Limbs really do cease to function properly when you capsize in cold water. And wet jeans might as well be cement boots.

    Just for ease of use and versatility, is a canoe (with much handier kayak paddles) out of the question?
     
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  3. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Just came home with a new Perception Sport Matrix 10' for 287.99 with vest and paddle out the door at Sports Authority. It measures under 9' 11" but the decal on the side says 10.0. It was already on sale and I got 10% more off cause it had a nasty scratch on the side of it. I jumped on it cause it had a very nice seat for the price range.
    I'm sanding off the 10.0 decal to avoid hassle and might even paint a 9.92 on the side!:s0055:We seem to have
    gotten our old smiley faces back with a few extra BTW!
     
  4. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    "Just for ease of use and versatility, is a canoe (with much handier kayak paddles) out of the question"

    Maybe when funds get back on track.
     
  5. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I know what you mean about the funds. You got a good deal.

    I traded an amp for a guitar, traded the guitar for a kayak, and traded the kayak for a canoe and a Minkota electric motor. I'm more of a kayak guy, but I need the big open canoe hull for my crab rings. I'm making floats from milk jugs with foam packing peanuts in 'em. That gets me a few hundred yards out past everyone crabbing on the piers. It came with some canoe paddles, but I'm a lot more comfortable and efficient with a long kayak paddle if/when the battery dies.

    Incidentally, kayaks/canoes are great for drifting under tree branches and harvesting an interesting variety of gently used bass lures!
     
  6. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I think some guy here (he did a "report.. with pics in "hunting") goes out on the Tualatin river and shoots nutria with a .22 rifle.. sure looked like fun!
     
  7. lucifermonkey

    lucifermonkey Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Last time I did that my boat tipped over and I lost all of my rifles. Be careful! ;)
     
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  8. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Finding out a little more about the Kayak police checkpoints. What a pita, how long before they start inspecting your river sandals?

    Aquatic invasive species boat-inspection stations are open in Ashland, Gold Beach, Klamath Falls, Lakeview and Ontario.Aquatic invasive species boat-inspection stations are open in Ashland, Gold Beach, Klamath Falls, Lakeview and Ontario.
    All vehicles carrying motorized or non-motorized boats (kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, sailboats, etc.) are required to stop.
    You will be alerted to an inspection station by orange "Boat Inspection Ahead" signs followed by a white "Inspection Required for All Watercraft" sign.
    Failure to stop could result in a $110 fine.
    Inspections generally take less than 10 minutes if boats are free of aquatic invasive species.
     
  9. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    That would be a blast, I hate those things, they're pretty bold around here, not much fear of humans.
     
  10. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    A buck a minute is great!
     
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