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    You don't have to have the cockpit covered. In...

    You don't have to have the cockpit covered. In fact, you can get a SOT, if it's that frightening.
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    Pumps and batteries to empty the water not...

    Pumps and batteries to empty the water not displaced by airbags?

    There must be some way around that problem. Oh, I got it: A deck!!
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    I agree. Internal side airbags will help limit...

    I agree.

    Internal side airbags will help limit the sideways sloshing of heavy water. So in that sense, if a wave dumps on you, you'll be less likely to capsize.

    Not that I'll fit something like...
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    UKPS, then news sites, from thereon it depends on...

    UKPS, then news sites, from thereon it depends on the day, time of day, etc.
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    Stu sounds like a thoroughly nice guy :)

    Stu sounds like a thoroughly nice guy :)
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    Erm, sorry, but if the chums don't have their...

    Erm, sorry, but if the chums don't have their own, they are hardly in a position to cry foul if treated with a sponge and duct tape.

    Personally, I carry some "clinical" Leukoplast tape, some...
  7. Thread: Masts

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    Stainless steel is an alloy too with a minimum of...

    Stainless steel is an alloy too with a minimum of 10.5 percent chromium.
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    No. It's stainless, but where ordinary stainless...

    No. It's stainless, but where ordinary stainless is grade 304, stainless suitable for saltwater is grade 316, monel is a whopping grade 400. Much more corrosion resistant, but not as strong. But it...
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    Moral of the story: Don't go anywhere in a...

    Moral of the story: Don't go anywhere in a crosslinked PE anything, but if you do, then bring a spare in tow?
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    Hehe, but it's true :)

    Hehe, but it's true :)
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    I can't. I react to the glue in the duct tape,...

    I can't. I react to the glue in the duct tape, and I need at least a 13mm, 17mm and 19mm for my gates. And I need the epoxy because I'm an idiot, taking chances when I make land completely worn out.
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    What's epoxy pellets? Anyway, depending on the...

    What's epoxy pellets?

    Anyway, depending on the trip, of course, I carry the following:

    Epoxy paste repair stick
    2 smallish bottles of epoxy resin and hardener - 1:1
    A small roll of glasfiber...
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    Sounds more like a combination of the epoxy being...

    Sounds more like a combination of the epoxy being absorbed and/or pressed into the surrounding, not leaving enough of the glue to actually do it's job as a glue. Seriously, epoxy are used for...
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    Oily things such as oak, and teak and iron wood...

    Oily things such as oak, and teak and iron wood (Ipé) in particular is something you have to make sure to use acetone to strip it from wood. Some people strip the ipe from oil by wiping it with...
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    Oh, I agree with you. I just thought I'd nuance...

    Oh, I agree with you. I just thought I'd nuance it a bit :)
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    I'd venture a guess and say...

    I'd venture a guess and say canoeing/kayaking/rowing is safe because people take precautions. You cannot throw caution to the wind and expect the statistics to protect you.
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    To me, the word looks more like a horrific...

    To me, the word looks more like a horrific spelling of turnip. And for some reason, I'm reminded of Blackadder.

    Now, where did I put my turnips.
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    I believe it's a beanie.

    I believe it's a beanie.
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    Or a barf bag with bib SMyuck

    Or a barf bag with bib SMyuck
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    This one is a sou'wester: ...

    This one is a sou'wester:

    http://www.sealskinz.com/hats/rain-hat
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    I mostly use a Barmah hat (one of those...

    I mostly use a Barmah hat (one of those Australian jobs), but I have my eyes on a red, breathable Musto Sou'wester.

    Edit: If it's really cold, I use a thin icebreaker beanie underneath. I think...
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    Okay greg, so how much sea paddling have you...

    Okay greg, so how much sea paddling have you done? Show us som trips you have made, some bloggage of some sort.

    Personally, I'd rather be self taught and "a hacker", than having been "taught"...
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    Haha, and your signature dots the i of that...

    Haha, and your signature dots the i of that back-and-forth :)
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    I do the same, only my main browser is Firefox...

    I do the same, only my main browser is Firefox and my "backup" browser is Opera. I have to use IE for my banking, though :(
  25. LOL, not to mention repackaging the damn thing...

    LOL, not to mention repackaging the damn thing while you're in a canoe.

    However, it got me thinking, and maybe there's something out there which can be adapted to that use:
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