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Old 07-11-2018, 14:09   #16
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Re: New Yorker Tries To Commute To Work By Kayak, Quickly Regrets The Decision

He launched out of Socrates, by the old ferry terminal. That puts him north of Welfare Island with over six knots of current when the tip is ripping. And, four foot tall standing square waves in parts of the west channel of the East River.

Maybe I can get a good deal on an Oryuyak "only used once" ?
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Hellosailor, this is not aimed at you, it was just the video...It was all fakey.

Phooey.

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I kayak here in the sound all the time and I'm going out today. I learned all about tides and currents here pretty quick. Like the tide can change up 18' in just one cycle which leaves a dummy like me stranded 1000' from the truck and that's a long haul to carry a yak in mud. Now that I've been out over 100 times I got things figured out.
I think we should give the guy some slack. He will figure it out. I did and I'm a maroon.
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He launched out of Socrates, by the old ferry terminal. That puts him north of Welfare Island with over six knots of current when the tip is ripping. And, four foot tall standing square waves in parts of the west channel of the East River.

Maybe I can get a good deal on an Oryuyak "only used once" ?
Its a cool idea, but there still seem to be some needed refinements:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-r...R14EPXIB0MJVM7
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What shade of maroon are you?

I lean toward the wabbit side of shade.
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Its a cool idea, but there still seem to be some needed refinements:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-r...R14EPXIB0MJVM7
Wow a very thorough review, fantastic info
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Re: New Yorker Tries To Commute To Work By Kayak, Quickly Regrets The Decision

Thanks, Ann. You mean, there's Fake News on Yo!Rube! as well as the tv kind?

Anyway, I'm betting the guy is just a poseur, calling himself a New Yorker but not at all a native. We get lots of tourists, some stay for years, and they're still just *tourists* cluttering the place up. Kids have drowned swimming in the Hell Gate (just north of that launching site), I knew one long term tourist (who since retired elsewhere) who lost a son that way, probably 40 years ago.

Most of the natives would tell you, swimming or paddling in the East River is about as appealing as taking a bath in a Waring blender. And, under widely known city law, it is also illegal to walk across the water. That tends to start religions and cause other problems, too.
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