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Epic Palmy kayak FAIL....by Couta101

Postby Couta101 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:59 am

Ok so this happened a while ago, the sting has gone but the embarrassment has not!( more like the ego has not recovered, the wife still laughs at me over this one) It has only been through the persistance of some that this video has even seen the light of day!

I thought that I had plenty of offshore experience....which I actually do, but it is amazing how one small un-noticed mistake can set off a chain of events, which in this case turned out to be funny but for many it many have ended very differently.

We always talk about kayak safety, and to many of us make excuses....I now ask all of you to re-assess how you think about what can or can't go wrong is a second!

Enough of the serious.............lets get to the funnies! :lol:
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Re: Epic Palmy kayak FAIL....by Couta101

Postby Zed » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:02 am

Well that's one way to clear the deck.

the wife still laughs at me over this one

Flood the shoe closet. That'll fix her.

Thanks for sharing. It's the first step to recovery.
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Re: Epic Palmy kayak FAIL....by Couta101

Postby nad97 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:22 am

That is a clasic douglas :lol: :lol:
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Postby BIGKEV » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:40 am

Best vid I've ever seen posted!!!!

Similar to my experience at DI, and you laghed at me, at least I only let the fish capsize me once.
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Re: Epic Palmy kayak FAIL....by Couta101

Postby simond11 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:47 am

At least you had leashes on your rod!
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Re: Epic Palmy kayak FAIL....by Couta101

Postby foxx1 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:47 am

Brilliant that you caught it on camera.

Sure makes me feel better about my misadventures knowing that even the well experienced come a cropper too.

Keep seeing the funny side
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Re: Epic Palmy kayak FAIL....by Couta101

Postby Couta101 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:52 am

BIGKEV wrote:Best vid I've ever seen posted!!!!

Similar to my experience at DI, and you laghed at me, at least I only let the fish capsize me once.


Cheers Kev, my biggest isue..... I caught the whole thing on film and thus have nowhere to hide my head!

simond11 wrote:At least you had leashes on your rod!


Well I did on two rods.....Lost my spin stick that day too....

foxx1 wrote:Keep seeing the funny side


Mate if I didn't I think I'd cry :lol:
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Re: Epic Palmy kayak FAIL....by Couta101

Postby nad97 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:58 am

This will be a contender for vid of the year
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Postby ArWeTherYet » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:02 am

Haha! Good on ya for posting, a lesser man would of deleted it.
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Re: Epic Palmy kayak FAIL....by Couta101

Postby kayakone » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:04 am

nad97 wrote:This will be a contender for vid of the year


Yes Nick. But more importantly, SAFETY video of the century.

Thanks for having the balls to post that Douglas.



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Re: Epic Palmy kayak FAIL....by Couta101

Postby badmotorfinger » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:20 am

Thanks for sharing. Very entertaining and informative.

I see the problem was catching fish which i tend to avoid. When next asked if Im going fishing i can reply - no, just practicing safe kayaking.
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Postby Ado » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:22 am

That's one hell of powerful fish. It spun the whole world around your ski, and Copernicus in his grave.
Great video. Was there a danger of the ski being towed away from you?
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Re: Epic Palmy kayak FAIL....by Couta101

Postby gezmeister » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:44 am

He he.. enjoyed every minute of it. Pity about losing the fish after all of that!
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