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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 10:27 am 
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That's very true. I never felt a draw to JetSkis. Too much noise and too much fuel (plus I'm now biased against them after having too many kayaking and fishing trips disrupted). I enjoy the silence of paddling or sailing. There's an elegance there that you just don't get with motorized craft.

Not to shamelessly self-promote, but I recently wrote a bit about the mentality of kayaking that I'm sure many can relate to: http://medium.com/kayaking-and-canoeing/49b8056309f7


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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 10:48 am 
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Nice writeup! I too am a (now semi-retired) programer/consultant and a lifelong canoe/kayaker. The pleasure and freedom I feel on the water is very hard to put into words. Paddling, pedaling or sailing.

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 11:43 am 
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Your write-up nailed it. My only kayak experience is with my TI, but everything you said holds true for me (although I was an IT PM not developer :lol: )

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 6:20 pm 
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Very well written Brian. Can't wait till lunch so I can read your other stuff.

Do you what a job writing a script for a documentary ?

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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 12:21 pm 
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Thanks, guys!
Slaughter, I would love to do that. Are you filming one?


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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 9:32 pm 
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After reading the responses to dogslife original question, I'm fairly certain the statistics failed to capture that all hobie islanders have escaped from an insane asylum.


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 2:22 pm 
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The young ladies will never use youtube again if they have seen us landing the beach.
The statistics is biased.
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