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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:51 pm 
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JUST TO PUT THIS OUT THERE I WAS THE ONE THAT HAD FLIPPED THE PA AND WAS BECAUSE OF HUMAN ERROR .I NORMALY FISH TROLLING MY RODS ON MY LEFT SIDE THIS TIME I HAD LIVE BAIT OUT ON MY RIGHT . THERE WAS LESS THEN A FOOT CHOP BUT ENOUGHTO MAKE A LITTLE ROLL .WHEN THE FISH HIT I WAS BROAD SIDE TO THE WAVES AND REACHED FROM MY LEFT TO RIGHT CROSSING MY BODY AND SHIFTING ALL MY WEIGHT TO GRAB THE ROD IN THE WATER.AND DOING SO SHE WENT OVER .ALL IN ALL THEY ARE VERY STABLE YAK YOU JUST HAVE TO KNOW YOUR LIMITS IVE BEEN IN WORSE CONDITIONS WERE THE WIND KICKED UP TO 25KNTS IN MORICHES WIND AGAINST TIDE WITH 2-FTRS CLOSE TOGETHER..MY PROBLEM WAS I NEVER ATTEMPTED SELF RESCUE..YOU HAVE TO PRACTICE THE PA SITE A LOT HIGHER OUT OF THE WATER . YOU WOULD NEE D TO MAK A Y STRAPE STURRUP FOR THE SIDE OR FOOT STRAP FOR THE BACK.. AND STAY HOME WHEN THE WIND IS MORE THEN 15 CUASE THEY SUCK IN THE WIND THEY DO NOT STEER HOBIE SHOULD MAKE A SAILING RUDDER FOR THE PA .


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 6:15 am 
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Well ....... I just installed the H Bar ......... also got a set of stabilizer pontoons just in case .........


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 6:39 am 
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I've seen a video where someone intentionally flips his PA. He rights it by climbing on the hull and flipping it back over then belly crawls onto the PA through the back of the boat.
Didn't seem that bad.

Also I don't think I'd ever go out in 15knt+ winds. I don't have a PA yet (waiting for the PA12) but in my current Native Ultimate I won't stray more than 500ft from the shoreline if the winds are above 10kt. If winds are 10-15kt I usually won't even go out.

Maybe I'm just spoiled with the insane amount of wind coverage we have in Florida. If the wind kicks up bad you just go the other side of a mangrove island and you're fine.


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