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  #61 P Douglass (WA)

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:05 AM

I'm not a metal expert or anything so all input appreciated. Got to thinking last night about this and I made the tip this morning. It is 10 gauge copper wire. I fkarrebed the cuttung area. See anything dangerous about this? It heats up and cuts.

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  #62 DURRETTD

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:33 PM

PDoug,

I have an urgent question: Why didn't I think of that?

Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:34 PM

I was tempted to do that too, but the soldering tip worked fine so I didn't bother.

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  #64 Hirilonde

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 05:10 AM

I found the wooden chafe guard too fragile just in making it so I went with brass. I think I may make another section and continue aft another 12"

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I still can't figure out how anyone could get their hand stuck in the loop of the painter, but I made a wooden toggle anyway:

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I made cradles for my roof rack and loaded up yesterday for a trial paddle today.:

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But in spite of the forecast I awoke to pouring rain. Now I get to practice drying out my kayak instead :(

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  #65 Gzwilling

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:29 PM

Dave I would suggest that you tie a line from the bow of your boat to the front of the truck, for added safety.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:12 PM

I still can't figure out how anyone could get their hand stuck in the loop of the painter, but I made a wooden toggle anyway:


Hand in the loop, big waves, boat rolls twisting the painter loop, trapping your hand in the loop. Not likely in flat water.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:42 PM


I still can't figure out how anyone could get their hand stuck in the loop of the painter, but I made a wooden toggle anyway:


Hand in the loop, big waves, boat rolls twisting the painter loop, trapping your hand in the loop. Not likely in flat water.


If I am in my cockpit I can't reach the painter, never mind get my hand stuck in it. ;)

In all seriousness, what exactly is the scenario you are concerned about? Hanging on after capsizing/falling out?

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  #68 Kudzu

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 07:25 AM

Yes, your in the water and hanging onto the boat. A big waves washes in and the boat rolls with the wave. If you have your hand in a loop it could wrap around your hand trapping you to the boat. If you never paddle in really big water it's probably not an issue but I still can't recommend a loop.

If you will notice almost, if not all, commercial Sea Kayaks come with toggle handles. It's a saftey issue.
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