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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:12 pm 
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:lol: Skin diving is easy off the Adventure. Anyone scuba off it?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:33 pm 
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I am very interested in the paddle/pedal/sail potentional of the Adventure for fishing and spearfishing. Can you share any practical tips and experiences? How about in the kelp beds? Thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:37 am 
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How about in the kelp beds?

There have been a bunch of posts about using the drive through kelp. They work well until the kelp is flat on the surface. You may have to pull the drive to get through the really thick stuff.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:36 pm 
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I have begun the process of purchasing an Adventure. Any tips on how to best get in and out of the water when diving, other freedive gear handling best practices? Modifications to assist with diving? In my area there are some pretty clear water reservoirs and rivers, especially later in the summer. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:54 pm 
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Check this link for water re-entry.
http://www.kayakfishingstuff.com/articl ... rticles=55
The only change is I have a crate in the aft cargo hold with my mask and fins. I have installed cleats fore and aft on both sides with a lines running from the bow to the stern. I can slide my arm between the line and hull while I gear up. Makes it easer when in the water. The lines are also go for tethering equipment.

Don’t forget the dive flag. I place one in my stern nav light base.


PS I practiced in my pool to get it perfected.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 4:31 am 
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I have seen several posts about installing a running-line-on-pulleys loop (clothesline) system as an "anchor trolley" to allow positioning of an anchor (or drift sock) line toward the bow or stern or anywhere in between. Would such a system on both sides of the boat do the job as a dive aid like you describe?

BTW thanks for you many helpful posts and replies on this and other boards.

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Frankly there are only two points of anchoring, bow and stern. I have a leash attached to both and just attach my anchor line to the appropriate leash. I have yet to find the situation that I would place an anchor trolley system on any of my yaks. Nor have I used an anchor line reel for in California we need too much line to use those devices. In most areas the KISS system works best.

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