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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:32 am 
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I want to store a gaff in the side paddle holders and trying to figure out how long the gaff needs to be. Can someone measure the distance for me? My boat isn't readily available.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:12 pm 
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58 1/2" between the front and rear aka supports on my AI's

I made a fishing "hammock" that holds my gaffs, even when rolled up against the hull if in rough water. When fully opened it's a great place to lay out all my gear instead of digging in the center hatch. I can also paddle over it, if landing in small shore break without having to put everything away.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:33 pm 
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Jaysus Kayaking Bob,....you never cease to amaze me, why it could double for a stretcher!

Love your work!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:30 pm 
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Thanks for the quick response! You saved me from buying a 4 ft gaff at the last minute.

Nice work too.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:38 am 
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a marlin strecther.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:06 pm 
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Jeremy, the gaff doesn't have to fit above the akas. There is a moulding in the hull to allow the paddle to sit up against the hull in the original Adventure, so the length of the gaff isn't critical. I carry a handspear that way, in case I find myself in negotiations with any of our local great whites.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:00 pm 
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And I think I've problema with seals! Can't imagine how I'd feel about the 'possibility' of great whites!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:29 pm 
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The drive down the freeway to the water is the really dangerous part. You can't fend off a Mack truck with a handspear.

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