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Offline Grandpa Jim

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Carrying Kayaks
« on: July 26, 2012, 05:04:12 PM »
Well I resized my pic but couldn't get past the Upload stage of the photo album. So tried the old photobucket approach:


Anyone interested in a pool on what date the warden gets rid of the three remaining riggers and the planer board mast??
« Last Edit: July 26, 2012, 05:06:19 PM by Grandpa Jim »
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Offline John Whyte

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Re: Carrying Kayaks
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2012, 06:41:30 AM »
Love those Limestone hardtops.

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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2012, 03:40:45 PM »
John,
        Thanks for your comment. Actually the boat is designed by Mark Ellis who is best known for the Limestone series. I had a Limestone 24 for a few years, loved it dearly but succumbed to "Four-Foot-Itis" and ordered the boat shown which is a Bruckmann B-28. The sole downside is that she has an insatiable need to visit the gas docks (twin 350's).

Here's a pic of the kayaks on a very tranquil morning in Port Rawson Bay. Big Jon rod holders are useful for several purposes:

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Re: Carrying Kayaks
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2012, 10:50:46 AM »
There was a bruckman 28 for sale in collingwood with a fly bridge years ago and I would have bought it if I could have convinced the wife. It sure looked well built.

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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 06:25:58 AM »
Thanks Jim
I would have never known the difference between the two. The design and classic Limestone lines are so similar. Other than gas hyper addiction that is a beautiful boat.

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Re: Carrying Kayaks
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012, 07:31:59 PM »
I did a quick walk about of the marina recently to see how boaters are fastening their kayaks for transportation while cruising. I quickly confirmed my initial reaction that short, utility kayaks have become extremely popular. Some of the boats have a stainless J-Hook device that fastens to the bow rail, complete with nicely padded arms to protect the kayak hull. Others are simply tied on their sides in rope slings, using consecutive rail stanchions so the suspending lines don't slide. Another method seen on the bigger craft is simply to fasten them to the foredeck, using car-top type pads for support and protection. There are many variations within each of these three general methods, depending on the size and available space of the main boat.
We made a mid-day stop at Frying Pan Bay at the top of Beausoleil on Sunday and there were several people of all ages kayaking merrily in and around the many boats.

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