SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby Kevinnugent » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:39 pm

Getting some practice in tomorrow morning Trev.
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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby kayakone » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:23 pm

Kevinnugent wrote:Getting some practice in tomorrow morning Trev.


Good one Kevin....every time you practice, you'll get better at it, gain more confidence, and be safer.


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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby Kaiti61 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:32 am

Hi Kaiti61 here,new to kayaking would be very interested,New member to KFDU(Aug 013)Find the information on all topics very good and helpful
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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby kayakone » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:46 am

Kaiti61 wrote:Hi Kaiti61 here,new to kayaking would be very interested,New member to KFDU(Aug 013)Find the information on all topics very good and helpful


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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby Kevinnugent » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:20 pm

Trev, pulled my shoulder doing some re entry exercises on the yak this morning. Seeing the doctor on Tuesday, but might as well let you know now I don't see myself doing the exercises etc at the safety day. Someone else can have my slot. Bugger.
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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby kayakone » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:57 pm

All ATTENDEES:

Please read the entire thread, noting the programme (pre-print one). Google Maps on page 5.


Important things for you to consider are:

1. NO PARKING near the Reef Point Café.

* Come to the Middle/Western end of the car park.
* If the car park is full, unload here and park in Reef Point Esplanade, the Scarborough Boat Harbour car only parking areas, Bird of Passage Parade (Morgans), or Thurecht Pde.
* Kayaks must NOT be placed close to where 'the Spit' joins the beach i.e. within 50 metres west of Jamieson Park. With the prediction of northerlies, this is a parachute drop zone from very early on.
* A line of witches hats will mark the eastern limit for parking your kayak. Also, no walking in this area!

2. Registration and fee payment from 5.15 am - 6.45 am. - $ 42 (if you haven't already paid) (includes morning tea and lunch). PM kayakone for pre-payment details - this makes our job much easier on the morning.

3. Bring some extra cash for low cost safety items (about 6 in no., including whistles, hooters, floating safety knives, safety knives (recessed blade), ranging in price from $ 8 - $ 35), and some very cheap brand new lures. Adventure Outlet and Australian Kayak Specialists will have a number of other items, some safety related, and discounted kayaks and other gear - they are set up to take plastic.

4. If you wish to buy brekky at the Reef Point Café, book a slot by Friday please (30450604). You can order your brekky at 5.55 am, latest order being 6.20 am.

5. Kayaks on the beach ready to go by 6.45 am.

6. You must have a properly fitting Personal Flotation Device (PFD).

7. Bring two spare changes of clothing as you may get wet in the stroke practice session starting at 9.30 am.

8. You will definitely be wet for 1.5 hours in the WET exercises starting 11.15 am, and it is likely to be windy. Wear normal paddling clothing, plus what you need to stay warm during repeated dunkings.

9. After lunch, check out AO and AKS specials, and you are welcome to try their demo kayaks.


See you all Sunday very early.
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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby kayakone » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:48 pm

Someone just asked a valid question which I may have overlooked.

All the exercises on the water will be in bare kayaks - NO fishing gear. I will do a capsize with rods and lines, possibly resulting in entanglement, i.e. real life.
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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby Brissyfisho » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:56 pm

Who'd ask such a silly question :oops: :lol:
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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby kayakone » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:54 am

All ATTENDEES:

Please read the entire thread, noting the programme (pre-print one). Google Maps on page 5.


Important things for you to consider are:

1. NO PARKING near the Reef Point Café.

* Come to the middle end of the car park to unload your yak and get it onto the beach (three ramps). Park middle to western end of car park.
* There is overflow parking on the grass near the western end of the bitumen car park.
* Kayaks must NOT be placed close to where 'the Spit' joins the beach i.e. within 50 metres west of Jamieson Park. With the prediction of northerlies, this is a parachute drop zone from very early on.
* A line of witches hats will mark the eastern limit for parking your kayak. Also, no walking in this area!

2. Registration and fee payment from 5.15 am - 6.45 am. - $ 42 (if you haven't already paid) (includes morning tea and lunch). PM kayakone for pre-payment details - this makes our job much easier on the morning..
Bring some extra cash for low cost safety items (about 6 in no., including whistles, hooters, floating safety knives, flags, safety knives (recessed blade), ranging in price from $ 8 - $ 35), and some very cheap brand new lures. If you don't have any of this gear, you could easily spend up to $ 100.
Adventure Outlet and Australian Kayak Specialists will have a number of other items, some safety related, and discounted kayaks and other gear - they are set up to take plastic.

4. If you wish to buy brekky at the Reef Point Café, book a slot by Friday please (30450604) (THAT's today folks!). You can order your brekky at 5.55 am, latest order being 6.20 am.

5. Kayaks on the beach ready to go by 6.45 am. No fishing gear! Paddling clothes, UV protection, hat, PFD, bare kayak and paddle only,

6. You must have a properly fitting Personal Flotation Device (PFD).

7. Bring two spare changes of clothing as you may get wet in the stroke practice session starting at 9.30 am.

8. You will definitely be wet for 1.5 hours in the WET exercises starting 11.15 am, and it is likely to be windy. Wear normal paddling clothing, plus what you need to stay warm during repeated dunkings.

9. After lunch, check out AO and AKS specials, and you are welcome to try their demo kayaks.

10. BYO folding chair.


See you all Sunday very early.
trev

Whaler 1.5 m; Tailor 65 cm; Bream 43 cm; Jew 83 cm; Snapper 85 cm; Flathead 98 cm; Estuary cod 55cm; Spotted mackeral 96 cm; Longtail tuna 1.2 m & 15 kg; Papuan trevally 100 cm & 20 kg; Yellowtail kingfish 65 cm; Barracuda 100 cm; Spanish 77 cm; Sting ray got me 175 cm (twice)
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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby kayakone » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:57 pm

A summary for all, provided by Systemtester (from AKFF):


All ATTENDEES:

If this helps any late comers (like me) then go right ahead and use it to print from. :)
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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby kayakone » Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:38 pm

Getting in early in case we forget to mention it tomorrow. Here's one way to fall off/capsize your yak, in calmish conditions (there are plenty of other ways). Kudos to Douglas for having the courage to post it.

Couta101 wrote:
I thought that I had plenty of offshore experience....which I actually do, but it is amazing how one small un-noticed mistake can set off a chain of events, which in this case turned out to be funny but for many it many have ended very differently.

We always talk about kayak safety, and too many of us make excuses....I now ask all of you to re-assess how you think about what can or can't go wrong is a second!

Enough of the serious.............lets get to the funnies! :lol:


BTW, this was one of the most 'liked' posts ever, so we may assume it has helped a lot of people.



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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby Kevinnugent » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:07 pm

There but for the grace of god go I...... :)
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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby kayakone » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:27 pm

Kevinnugent wrote:There but for the grace of god go I...... :)



Yes Kevin, all of us, and such a simple mistake. No surf, no seas, no wind!

Great of Douglas to share that with everyone. I did it too once, and nearly went over (rocket launchers amplified the leverage factor) with only a 48 cm snapper. Valuable lesson for all!

See you tomorrow.
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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby kayakone » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:46 pm

Last time - promise!

systemtester wrote:
kayakone wrote:All ATTENDEES: Please read the entire thread, noting the programme (pre-print one). Google Maps on page 5.


If this helps any late comers (like me) then go right ahead and use it to print from. :)

I've stripped everything out of this thread that is relevant but I take no responsibility for omissions etc.


See you all early, with fine weather and northerly winds.
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Re: SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013

Postby kayakone » Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:18 pm

I am going to end this thread on a rather sour note. At least 17 people , who said they were definitely coming along, failed to turn up. Not acceptable.

There is an enormous amount of organising for an event like this, especially to keep it safe. I employ only highly qualified Australian Canoeing instructors, and AC set the maximum safe ratio of instructor to pupil. I had this all worked out because you said you were coming, but because you didn't show, I still had to pay for six instructors. You could have at least told me you weren't coming (I understand some things happen late notice, but 17 people short??).

I am not happy. I lost money trying to help you.


If you want the benefit of this level of instruction, you will be paying the full registration up front next time, well before the event.

BTW, you missed a great day. Those that did come, will tell their story on the reporting thread, called 'SE QLD - Safety Day # 3 - Sunday 13th October 2013 - REPORT'.
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