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#61 cachestacker

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 06:21 PM

I don't know.  Are you? 


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 06:39 PM

I love to sing, but I'm terrible with the verses. I'm am that guy you see on tv who sings like one sentence of every song ever, and then just makes stuff up, or hum-fakes and lip-sync's from there. I can honestly say I've thrashed every great song I ever tried to sing along with.

 

But, I keep doing it anyway :D


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 06:49 PM

i'll sing.


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 10:46 PM

I'll be singing all the holiday classics --  Jingle Hells Bells, The Restroom Door Said "Gentlemen", Walkin' Round in Women's Underwear...


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 11:18 PM

I'm a little concerned about what they might have done to Larry in the hospital....just sayin'...


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Posted 23 November 2013 - 09:34 AM

I'll be singing all the holiday classics --  Jingle Hells Bells, The Restroom Door Said "Gentlemen", Walkin' Round in Women's Underwear...


I think Larry got the wrong meds :)

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 01:56 PM

Just installed my supernova yak lights. Strange problem...wired direct to the battery they work great...when I add the fuse and switch the wire heats up and melts. WTF?

 

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 03:33 PM

Sounds like a resistance is creating a voltage drop across switch or fuse. Remember, the fuse goes in series on the negative side only nearest battery, not across the positive and negative which creates a dead short and melting things
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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:54 PM

Are you using the holiday to get  your yaks and canoes ready?

 

Have you posted a will-attend?

 

Renters - have you confirmed with Pinky's?


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:18 PM

Are you using the holiday to get  your yaks and canoes ready?

 

Have you posted a will-attend?

 

Renters - have you confirmed with Pinky's?

I just posted this note to the cache page:

 

Bad news - I finally *called* to confirm my Pinky's rental. Pinky's is under new management and will not rent for night time paddles. Apparently the Coast Guard requires certain night time lighting and they do not equip their 'yaks with said light and therefore will not rent for a night time paddle. They really threw Vernon under the bus on this issue the further I pressed it with lines like "well, you used to rent to me for an evening paddle". Also, this really confirms that their email address is jsut plain bogus, because I put all the details in the email and even floowed up with an email and I never got any response. 

So, who wants to join me in opening Heftydude's Bay Area 'Yak Rental? Pinky's needs some competition now. We can just call it Hefty's instead of Pinky's.

Anyway, Apparently I might just be attending, and not paddling. Bummer.


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:18 PM

Are you using the holiday to get  your yaks and canoes ready?

 

Have you posted a will-attend?

 

Renters - have you confirmed with Pinky's?

Also, apparently I have a bad phone number for you now, amigo.


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:35 PM

OK -- The Kayak Shack will do what Pinky's wont.

 

 

Woohoo.  Competition.

 

The Kayak Shack

Ask for Robby.  281-744-2197.

 

Reserve your yak.  He'll deliver / meet you at Bay Area Park.  He has about 16 yaks.  Tell him you're with the geocaching group and if enough rent he may discount it. 

 

$45. CASH.  He has 15-16 yaks, but only has 2 tandems, and they rent the same price. 

 

http://texassailboat.com/

 

They also have paddleboards if any of you are nuts enough...


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:59 PM

http://houstonrowing.com/kayaks/         Just got off the phone with these guys and they said call them up.   drop off anf pick up.

 

281 532 1518    Didn't get a name.      I am hoping to show up for this event.


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 04:21 PM

Lookie there.  Multiple options now, folks.  Now EVERYONE can come!  And you REALLY want to be out on the water this year.  Gonna be a blast.

 

If you're renting, post here if you're coming and who you rented from.


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 06:11 PM

In the mail today...30 MORE feet of EL wire and two 12 volt 7.5 amp rechargable batteries:) My yak is gonna glow:)



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 06:26 PM

I'm just going to take the battery out of the Motley Cruiser (Caddy) for the evening.  It should fit behind the seat nicely and help to lower my center of gravity.


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 09:12 PM

Sweet.  Options.  So, for those of us who plan to rent and jsut show up, what is a realistic and easy lighting solution?  Is a coleman lantern in the bow enough?


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 09:38 PM

From what I have seen at a minimum you have to have a white lantern or light so as to avoid a collision from another craft.  This came from TXPW website.

 

Paddling at night: Remember that you must carry one bright white light that can be exhibited in time to prevent a collision. It is recommended that you carry a lantern, flashlight, or other attached white light that will be visible from 360 degrees. Regulations state that canoes, kayaks, and all other manually driven vessels shall exhibit sidelights and a sternlight, and shall exhibit at least one bright light, lantern, or flashlight from sunset to sunrise when not at dock.


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Posted 28 November 2013 - 07:06 AM

Academy sells some very big and bright glow sticks also.They are better than the little ones I saw some folks used last year.  I think I used 2 packs of 3 and my yak was well lit.


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Posted 28 November 2013 - 10:03 AM

If your yak has lights all over it (as for our night time paddle event), I would think that it would qualify as meeting regulations.


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