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SA Trip and Fall Report: Pour out a reel 4 my dumped hobies

Postby Squidley » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:10 pm

The Revo 11 really likes to turn around if you don't have the rudder down

The central crossbar snapped, but without any obvious hull damage instead of going home to sulk I took the outriggers off and headed out to sail without them. Thought it might've been the second big mistake I'd make that day in the swell and the ~15 knot wind but I found it quite comfortable sailing without the training wheels. Just had to keep my hand on the mainsheet and clear of the cleat. The outriggers definitely helped me concentrate on the fishing when I was out today though.

Thanks to Binks for sorting me out for replacement parts for not a lot of cash, thanks to that (and the absence of hull damage) I was back in the saddle with my inflatable saddlebags the next day and today :D. I put the outriggers on after I launch now.
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Re: SA Trip and Fall Report: Pour out a reel 4 my dumped hob

Postby solatree » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:16 pm

Jiminy Chris - I smiled and winced at the same time as I watched - great vid (again) and amazing that you ended out going out minus the outriggers. Makes today's PB a well deserved reward for sticking with it.
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Re: SA Trip and Fall Report: Pour out a reel 4 my dumped hob

Postby GlenelgKiller » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:19 pm

Oh wow. Slow motion swearing and all. Thought it was going to get even uglier when you got caught behind the yak with that wave coming. Glad it all got sorted ok for you. F#@king shore break has got a few of us lately.
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Re: SA Trip and Fall Report: Pour out a reel 4 my dumped hob

Postby solatree » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:25 pm

Just watched it about 6 times - still laughing and wincing - Love the compilation - especially removing those beach stones before you launch into the waves so you don't scratch the new hull - if only you knew what was about to happen ! And what a way to end with those words summing it all up at the finale "F...ing shore break...yep sure broke"
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Re: SA Trip and Fall Report: Pour out a reel 4 my dumped hob

Postby Murphysegg » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:33 pm

That looked ugly Chris. I think i would have spat it !!.....Good onya for getting back in the saddle. :D
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Re: SA Trip and Fall Report: Pour out a reel 4 my dumped hob

Postby Squidley » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:42 pm

Thanks guys, after all that I was happy it was a relatively inexpensive lesson. I'm glad I got a laugh out of the trip at least Andy :D Sean, I have a bad habit of exiting out the side with the least obstacles, irrespective of which side the wave is of the kayak, but I suppose the mast digging in put the brakes on it. Thanks Jason, it's all part of the kayak familiarisation process ;)
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Re: SA Trip and Fall Report: Pour out a reel 4 my dumped hob

Postby Batron » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:01 pm

That put a smile on my face . loved the sound trak. Well done for getting back out there. :lol: :lol:
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Re: SA Trip and Fall Report: Pour out a reel 4 my dumped hob

Postby sbd » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:05 pm

Gawd. I cried for you (and laughed a bit, nice music choice). You want to careful getting the yak between yourself & a wave, easy way to hurt more than your pride. Nice work heading straight back out there though.
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Re: SA Trip and Fall Report: Pour out a reel 4 my dumped hob

Postby OldDood » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:17 pm

Spectacular fails Chris! I was pissing myself at your determination to do yourself some serious damage by trying again and again. Great effort.
Last time I got between my Yak and the beach I ended up with two black eyes and concussion.
I reckon you might have to have a bit of a rethink on your launching technique before you win a Darwin award. :lol:
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Re: SA Trip and Fall Report: Pour out a reel 4 my dumped hob

Postby Squidley » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:28 pm

Luckily that was the one attempt with action replay Mark ;) For now, through any surf I'm sticking with the paddle; I'm a bit quicker on the draw with that (and the sidekicks stay in the well til I'm out).
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Re: SA Trip and Fall Report: Pour out a reel 4 my dumped hob

Postby Drewboy » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:55 am

Chris, all that has been said, I echo with abundance, but I've gotta also say, the footage and editing is absolutely brilliant. As well as that I totally loved the soundtrack.
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Re: SA Trip and Fall Report: Pour out a reel 4 my dumped hob

Postby skorgard » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:16 am

Ouch that looked nasty. As others have said, well done on getting back in the saddle. Did you still use the sail without the outriggers?
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Re: SA Trip and Fall Report: Pour out a reel 4 my dumped hob

Postby Ubolt » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:22 am

I think I saw my pliers and my knife. Bad luck Chris glad you didn't get hurt or damage your new yak. Looks pretty sweet
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Re: SA Trip and Fall Report: Pour out a reel 4 my dumped hob

Postby Squidley » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:42 am

I hope that means you found your net Ubolt. Skorgard, on the second attempt that day I paddled the traditional way past the waves with the mast up and no outriggers and sailed it; wasn't as precarious as I thought it'd be. Drew, have you thought through the OH&S implications of employing me?
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Re: SA Trip and Fall Report: Pour out a reel 4 my dumped hob

Postby Ubolt » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:02 am

No my net is still missing. Spent my weekly fishing allowance servicing my reels have to wait to buy replacements:(
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