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    Exclamation Kayaker Rescued!!

    Check this out!

    Crazy stuff

    http://www.noozhawk.com/article/kaya...awaii_20140610

    A 57-year-old man is "lucky to be alive" after he ran into equipment problems off the Santa Barbara County coast while trying to kayak from California to Hawaii, the U.S. Coast Guard reported Tuesday.

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    Remember that Ed Gillet did it back in 1987





    and these guys are still planning to after calling it off last year.

    http://kokatat.com/expeditions/view/...rey-to-hawaii/

    Graham
    Last edited by GrahamC; 11th-June-2014 at 08:52 PM.

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    65 days in a kayak. I surprised he could stand after that long.

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    Any more than 65 mins of sit down paddling is enough for me... Body all stiff and aching, let alone with a double blade!

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    Here are details of the aborted trip mentioned in the rescue

    http://www.canoekayak.com/touring-ka...fornia-hawaii/

    It was one of the chaps that were going to do it last year. Reading through the news reports, he had apparently turned round and was heading back after equipment failure (solar panels) and then could not find his way - which is a bit odd. He did not seem to be in trouble as such and was well equipped.

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