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Boating 2024

4aprice

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A boater's head must always be on a swivel as things do appear out of no where especially at speed, however Kayaker's need to be aware how low profile they are and the traffic patterns of a particular piece of water.
 

abc

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A boater's head must always be on a swivel as things do appear out of no where especially at speed, however Kayaker's need to be aware how low profile they are and the traffic patterns of a particular piece of water.
Totally agree.

Kayaks, like bicycles, are smaller in comparison to other “prevailing” vehicles. So it’s easy to be missed. When I drive around in my car, I‘m acutely aware how insignificant a cyclist (or someone walking along the road) looks. It barely register! Add to that, the low profile of kayaks, coupled with the deck geometry of some boats, it’s even more difficult for boaters to see kayaks. I did some sailing before becoming a kayaker. I‘m familiar with the different perspective.

On a road, the pattern of traffic is pretty obvious. On water, it’s much less so. In fact, on the coast, boats can come from all direction. With a bit of swell, it’s practically impossible for motor boats to see a kayak. It’s entirely up to the kayaker to anticipate where the boats are going and stay out of the way. Compare to that, big lakes are at least more predictable. They are either coming from a dock or a popular anchor spot, or going to a dock/popular anchor.
 

deadheadskier

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Beautiful first ride of the season. All the super knowledgeable and brave kayakers tucked safely away near shore. Perfect glass to let it rip. PXL_20240427_171711510.jpg

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4aprice

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Had some good boating days (and nights at the Tiki Bar) so far this year but AZ is not letting me post pictures. Claims the uploaded file is too large for server :oops:
 

deadheadskier

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Had some good boating days (and nights at the Tiki Bar) so far this year but AZ is not letting me post pictures. Claims the uploaded file is too large for server :oops:

Same. Thought it was me. I have had some great days on Winni this spring and tried on a few occasions to post them in this thread, but get the same error.

I know Nick migrated the forums to a new host recently. Maybe that has something to do with it.
 

BodeMiller1

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Big Squam public islands. No one's there so they don't care much. Not patrolled as much as W.
 
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