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Offline Joshua R.

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Re: Kayak support Albion urchin removal event
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2018, 08:09:05 AM »
I am a little confused on the whole kayak thing. My soft bottom zodiac  is rated for 1200 pounds( including me and my 30hp outboard) . Matt's RIB should be close to double that.    A few trash cans evenly distributed should be ok especially with the high tide entrance.
Are the kayaks for transporting from shallow water to the  boats?  My zodiac can go into pretty shallow water depending on swell and visibility.  I know the RIBs have a deeper and more vulnerable hull so they are limited to about 10 feet if there are no pinicals or sharp currents.

  But I plan on crashing at Joes campsite for the weekend unless i have to work.

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I don't want motorized vessels transiting over divers.  The kayaks will transit the bags to and from the divers to the boats.

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Re: Kayak support Albion urchin removal event
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2018, 08:13:38 AM »
I am a little confused on the whole kayak thing. My soft bottom zodiac  is rated for 1200 pounds( including me and my 30hp outboard) . Matt's RIB should be close to double that.    A few trash cans evenly distributed should be ok especially with the high tide entrance.
Are the kayaks for transporting from shallow water to the  boats?  My zodiac can go into pretty shallow water depending on swell and visibility.  I know the RIBs have a deeper and more vulnerable hull so they are limited to about 10 feet if there are no pinicals or sharp currents.

  But I plan on crashing at Joes campsite for the weekend unless i have to work.

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I don't want motorized vessels transiting over divers.  The kayaks will transit the bags to and from the divers to the boats.
Makes sense,

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Re: Kayak support Albion urchin removal event
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2018, 08:54:22 AM »
I'm available Saturday and Sunday if you still need more recruits. I don't have a yak and have somewhat limited experience (six trips or so), but would love to help out.

Right now, you are exactly where you are supposed to be.

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Re: Kayak support Albion urchin removal event
« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2018, 09:12:30 AM »
Right on brother.  We'll have kayaks to lend.  See you there.

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Re: Kayak support Albion urchin removal event
« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2018, 11:06:06 AM »
I'm available Saturday and Sunday if you still need more recruits. I don't have a yak and have somewhat limited experience (six trips or so), but would love to help out.

Def need your help! Let me know if you'd like a few pointers on safety before heading out! I'll be in C21. Name is Eric.
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Re: Kayak support Albion urchin removal event
« Reply #35 on: June 27, 2018, 11:46:59 AM »
I am a little confused on the whole kayak thing. My soft bottom zodiac  is rated for 1200 pounds( including me and my 30hp outboard) . Matt's RIB should be close to double that.    A few trash cans evenly distributed should be ok especially with the high tide entrance.
Are the kayaks for transporting from shallow water to the  boats?  My zodiac can go into pretty shallow water depending on swell and visibility.  I know the RIBs have a deeper and more vulnerable hull so they are limited to about 10 feet if there are no pinicals or sharp currents.

  But I plan on crashing at Joes campsite for the weekend unless i have to work.

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Ok Ryan, let me splain it to you. Divers have a difficult time hauling bags of urchin, especially on scuba. The kayaks take the urchin from the divers to the boats. Nobody wants boats running around while they are diving. The threat of boat strike and just the sound of a prop turning overhead is unnerving, particularly because you can’t tell where the boat is or from which direction the sound comes from. You are welcome to bring your boats at Josh’s discretion and direction, but not to run around the dive area.

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Re: Kayak support Albion urchin removal event
« Reply #36 on: June 27, 2018, 12:42:53 PM »
And we do need boats. Boats ferry divers out, kayaks ferry urchin bags to and fro. 

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Re: Kayak support Albion urchin removal event
« Reply #37 on: June 28, 2018, 10:54:52 AM »
so how we looking on Kayak support ?? do we have a good amount of volunteers ? also any idea how many boats are being brought up ? 
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Re: Kayak support Albion urchin removal event
« Reply #38 on: June 28, 2018, 12:43:38 PM »
so how we looking on Kayak support ?? do we have a good amount of volunteers ? also any idea how many boats are being brought up ?
I had planned on bringing my 14ft soft hull inflatable to carry divers
I am afraid after I am dead my wife will sell all my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it

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Re: Kayak support Albion urchin removal event
« Reply #39 on: June 28, 2018, 10:04:10 PM »
so how we looking on Kayak support ?? do we have a good amount of volunteers ? also any idea how many boats are being brought up ?

So far about five. How many divers are we expecting?

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Re: Kayak support Albion urchin removal event
« Reply #40 on: June 28, 2018, 10:25:13 PM »
I'm planning to be there both days.  I'll have a kayak.  I'm OK either way with doing a little diving or just doing topside support.

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Re: Kayak support Albion urchin removal event
« Reply #41 on: June 28, 2018, 11:37:18 PM »
Thanks Lazyhook.

Long time, no see.

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Re: Kayak support Albion urchin removal event
« Reply #42 on: June 29, 2018, 12:58:55 AM »
so how we looking on Kayak support ?? do we have a good amount of volunteers ? also any idea how many boats are being brought up ?

So far about five. How many divers are we expecting?
There will be my son and I diving and my wife will be there to do top side support like run a boat to move divers or what ever is needed
I am afraid after I am dead my wife will sell all my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it

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Re: Kayak support Albion urchin removal event
« Reply #43 on: June 29, 2018, 06:16:35 AM »
Jason and I will be there with 2 boats and 3 kayaks and will help transport Divers and if possible try and do some removal as well.
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Re: Kayak support Albion urchin removal event
« Reply #44 on: June 29, 2018, 06:26:58 AM »
so how we looking on Kayak support ?? do we have a good amount of volunteers ? also any idea how many boats are being brought up ?

So far about five. How many divers are we expecting?
Last time we had 100.  This time I'm shooting for 150

 

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