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    Couple of weeks ago browsing ebay I found a slalom kayak from my favourite era - just before the reverse gate vanished - a clean all kevlar hull in good condition sliver metalflake deck - no repairs and still at the eight kilo mark.

    So I bid and won it.

    Got it home - did the fit out - glassed in a new footbar - and today got it out on the water.....

    Splashed around for an enjoyable couple of hours and brought it home where I worked out the combined age of me and the boat was one hundred!


    How did that happen?
    Creationists aren't mad - they're possessed of demons.

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    Boy do I hear that!

    Did you have fun though?
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    Don't feel so bad. After a couple of hours, you were still able to get out of the thing. I sold my solo canoe because whenever I returned to shore, I was too stiff to get out.
    The combined age of myself and my old fiberglass canoe is 114!
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    I'm trying really hard to avoid asking whether the aches and pains attendant on a couple of vigorous hours afloat used to be more severe............

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    I had a dream a couple months ago that I still had my old Lettmann Mk V, which was my all time favorite slalom kayak. It's nice when it's just a dream, because you don't get stiff and sore just from trying to get into it. I still have my old Prijon paddle, but don't know what ever happened to my Romer helmet or Flotherchok life vest.

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    I thought rolling a kayak was the way to get out of it when you get to the beach.

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    I worked out the combined age of me and the boat was one hundred!

    How did that happen?
    You did not die and that is a good thing.

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    ‘i feel old’

    an injury (torn acl, torn mcl, broken knee cap) suffered just below this standing wave twenty five years ago leads me to need knee replacement today

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    one-upmanship --- the age of Old Town canoe I'm restoring and my age equals 153 years. I think I'll try to sell it before I attempt to paddle it.

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    Lettman's Olymp V was a real marmite boat - the hot boat for 1973 - it worked really well for folk over about 165 lbs - lighter paddlers - 67 kilos 150 lbs would find it stuttering and stalling in tight breakouts, my personal pet was Prijon's Olympia S which was a slight development of his previous Isere.

    Two years later we were into the start of the low volume revolution and footwear became impossible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Bradshaw View Post
    I had a dream a couple months ago that I still had my old Lettmann Mk V, which was my all time favorite slalom kayak. It's nice when it's just a dream, because you don't get stiff and sore just from trying to get into it. I still have my old Prijon paddle, but don't know what ever happened to my Romer helmet or Flotherchok life vest.

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    pffftt! Whippersnappers.. old is when you dream about kayaking... and in the morning, you’re too stiff to get outta bed...
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Combined age of my Sailfish and I, 134.
    Combined age of this man, Jack Carrol, sailing the boat he designed and built in 1956….. 150 years.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPlA...ature=youtu.be

    And no, I don't feel old yet……. (OK, just occasionally)
    Last edited by skuthorp; 08-18-2019 at 12:42 AM.

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    A friend down the road has a slaolm kayak he cannot paddle, and there are few rapids in our area however on the fall of the tide on a local river mouth there is a narrow volcanic rocky fall of about 200 meters length and I borrow his boat and go and play.

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    Self plus boat total is 83.I hope we get the total to at least 90 before I hang up the trapeze harness.

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    The age of the car I sold a couple of months back, plus my age total 173.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Jung View Post
    pffftt! Whippersnappers.. old is when you dream about kayaking... and in the morning, you’re too stiff to get outta bed...
    Geez, I can do that without dreaming at all.

    (When I can sleep, anyway. I have recently been unable to do so about one night in two, which is not at all enjoyable.)

    What are you doing about it?




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    I was launched the same year as my boat. You do the math.

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    My age plus the age of my Blue Hole OCA is 109, but I'll probably never take it down the Chattooga again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    I was launched the same year as my boat. You do the math.
    Were you both started (laid down) at the same time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippie View Post
    Were you both started (laid down) at the same time?
    I’m guessing the incubation period on the boat was a little longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    I’m guessing the incubation period on the boat was a little longer.
    So the boat was being built and then your mother carried you in her womb during the incubation period on the boat (was she building the boat)?

    How long was it before the boat was completed after you emerged, as I would assume that when the boat was actually completed was when it started to rack up age?

    All these are relevant in my calculations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Bradshaw View Post
    I had a dream a couple months ago that I still had my old Lettmann Mk V, which was my all time favorite slalom kayak. It's nice when it's just a dream, because you don't get stiff and sore just from trying to get into it. I still have my old Prijon paddle, but don't know what ever happened to my Romer helmet or Flotherchok life vest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Jung View Post
    pffftt! Whippersnappers.. old is when you dream about kayaking... and in the morning, you’re too stiff to get outta bed...
    That tickled my funny bone. Thanks. I'm feeling kinda old and stiff this morning.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    Couple of weeks ago browsing ebay I found a slalom kayak from my favourite era - just before the reverse gate vanished - a clean all kevlar hull in good condition sliver metalflake deck - no repairs and still at the eight kilo mark.

    So I bid and won it.

    Got it home - did the fit out - glassed in a new footbar - and today got it out on the water.....

    Splashed around for an enjoyable couple of hours and brought it home where I worked out the combined age of me and the boat was one hundred!


    How did that happen?
    Check out Wim Hof see separate thread.
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