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Gear Talk / Re: Which SUP?
« on: January 30, 2020, 05:45:05 PM »
nice rig rtg

any fish stories yet?
Depends. Do they have to be true?  ;D

Been inshore; trout and reds but nothing all that large yet. Doing my first test run on Monday on a rig that makes it a bit less SUP like.  Everything sits on the board with 3 T bolts into rails. On or off in about a minute. From bare board to loaded with seat, gear and motor in under 5 minutes. It will get some bare board use also.

Gear Talk / Re: Which SUP?
« on: January 29, 2020, 12:48:24 PM »
I do like having the seat with a back when I am spending all day on the board. I did bring mine up a little higher with a riser (pictured). I have been carrying both paddle types as seated with a kayak paddle I can go substantially faster, probably 50% faster. Part of that is the constant correction for the not great keel in back.

Most of the BOTE boards I have seen are pretty solid. The Gatorshell upgrade, available on all their fishing boards, is particularly tough

Gear Talk / Re: Which SUP?
« on: January 28, 2020, 07:37:17 PM »
Up late working  - while on hold, found this:

Those YOLO boards look like the same mold as the Sup+ . I don't know if $200 plus UPSGround works enough to live with bright yellow or red but thought I'd post it for you.
I don't think it is all that close to the Crescent SUP+. Crescent is a small US company that claims to have exclusive designs. On their site, the founder/designer talks about them in videos. They have cathedral hulls and are flatter in both dimensions than that YOLO. Also that listing says local pickup only.

EDIT - Looks like Yolo does sell the SUP+, but it is the Crescent with Crescent's name and logo on it and it is very different than those boards.

Gear Talk / Re: Which SUP?
« on: January 28, 2020, 07:32:49 PM »
I have a BKC (Brooklyn Kayak Company) SUP, which is a hybrid. I got it for $447 delivered, including the seat (Hero clone) and a heavy paddle. The deck is the same as a Maverick 120. The hull is not; it has a single somewhat wide keel in the center and it is a little thinner. They say it is hollow but it seemed really firm and quiet. I thought it was because I am not heavy. I decided to drop in a hatch and stuff in some pool noodles. Surprise - it is foam filled. Only had it out a few times, but I really like it. The rails are not crazy thick and it can be rolled much easier than a Maverick, but that also means it feels more like a SUP than a barge.

EDIT - also comes with 2 Scotty mounts with rocket launchers. All the factory supplied stuff - handles (4), D rings (12), rails (5) and the Scotty mounts are screwed into brass inserts. Molded recesses for all that hardware also. I did catch a 25% off code (BKC25) that might be over.

Random / Re: The future is already here, it's just unevenly distributed
« on: December 29, 2019, 12:35:35 PM »
Yes, it's zero latency. Important for quantum computers and computers in general. They use the word Teleportation instead of transmission since transmission infers information moving from one place to another. There is no motion associated with entanglement, the change in the quantum state occurs simultaneously.
Interesting. Our semantics are the reverse of each others; I use the definition of teleportation that is the hypothetical instantaneous transfer of matter from one point to another and transmission as sending digital data or analog signals but not matter.  Transmitting data, I do not take the ones and zeroes out of my machine and send them to yours; some signals representing their state on my machine is interpreted by circuitry on yours that sets some of your ones and zeros to match. No point in debating semantics though; if you don't agree you will just have to let me sit here in my wrongness and be wrong.  ;)

Trying to understand time as related to physics makes my head hurt. I just watched an old Nova episode about that the other day. It was explained that the slowing and speeding up we are aware of, like the slight differences in time duration of a rocket flight measured from here versus inside the rocket, is greater when the space between the moving object and the non moving object (actually, that's another can of worms; the solar system is moving at 450,000 mph; so it is actually different relative speeds) is greater. The guy on the program talked about an alien light years away moving toward or away from the Earth being in line with our future or past by a reasonable amount. That seemed pretty irrelevant since he was light years away so anything would be from the past by the time it got to him. But not if he had the capability for instant communications. Although the meaning of "instant" is a little nebulous in that scenario.

Random / Re: The future is already here, it's just unevenly distributed
« on: December 29, 2019, 05:34:04 AM »
That is very cool and a little jarring.  I guess that is why Einstein chose the word action rather than reaction. The article mentions sending information from one chip to another but that is not really what is happening, is it?
Information is not a physical thing, so "sending" has always been about as close as we have to the right word for it. You send thoughts in a letter, but no one uses that word for phone calls. We started using it again for emails and videos, though. Some small amount of time does have to get introduced so that the state can be pulsed to generate digital information. A large array could set a large number of corresponding states simultaneously, but there is still some time to do the encoding and decoding. Not a lot and this theoretically would allow a colony on Mars to communicate in real time even when in opposition (other side of sun). Crazy stuff. I dislike the way they portray it as teleportation because that has come to imply sending a physical thing intact.

SUP General / Re: "SUPyak"
« on: December 29, 2019, 04:49:42 AM »
First time out. Very stable though a bit sluggish as a SUP. Reasonably good performance for a fishing yak when seated.

SUP General / Re: "SUPyak"
« on: December 09, 2019, 12:38:27 PM »
Low seats are pretty bad. So are frameless strap seats. The stock seat on mine is still pretty low, so I built a spacer that will bring it up 6" and has a big tackle drawer. Might kneel behind it to go through breakers. That means I would have to climb over and move a crate or whatever to back behind the seat out in the swells.

Random / Re: How long is your ride to the water?
« on: December 07, 2019, 06:27:33 PM »
2.5 hours to the beach, but I am really not much of a surfer. I do some messing around in the surf and I fish nearshore, so I made that trip, often both ways in the same day, about a dozen times this year. 2 hours to inshore; going tomorrow. Half hour to lakes big enough to paddle several miles without doing laps.

Gear Talk / Re: Here is someone who did not stop here before buying a SUP
« on: December 01, 2019, 05:55:17 AM »
I do a lot of rec paddling in the summer; after work exercise and social. Lots of people pay those prices, go a lot and are not unhappy even though they might have gotten a better deal used or from some other vendor or brand. They aren't all stupid; they just wanted to get something they feel is good quality and looks good to enjoy their new hobby.

Random / Re: Electric Surf Vehicles in 2020
« on: November 29, 2019, 04:23:51 AM »
Is there no interoperabillity of charging stations in the networks? When parking lots put in charging stations, isn't it just one kind for all? I don't have to look for an in network station for Hyundai s to fill my car with gas. I know the deal about it being free for some Teslas and get they they need to go to a Tesla charging station for that, but it seems like any electric should be able to pay at different stations. Or maybe that is an ideal not currently being achieved.

SUP General / Re: "SUPyak"
« on: November 28, 2019, 04:02:12 PM »
I like it. But I am the kayak guy who sups, never surfed and I find my delicate hard board a bummer for some of the creeks and beach landings. Fast? Maybe the sit on tops are really bad. Or compared to lake boats?

I love paddling a hard board. But they only like water, air, bare feet and padding. Anything else touching them is bad juju.

Yeah, most plastic SOTs are pretty bad performance wise, especially those made for fishing. There are some notable exceptions like Vikings but most are slow. So fast means okay, though with the caveat of it being paddled. Pedal kayaks are reasonably quick because they get more power and use it more efficiently. A typical kayak fishing day is maybe 6 miles of paddling, often way less. Our nearshore trips are to artificial reefs about 1 to 2 miles out, so 3 miles round trip and then a bunch of quarter mile up wind, toss the drift sock in, drift and jig then do it again. Inshore sometimes the whole day is spent well inside a mile from the launch. Comfort, stability and good layout for tackle/equipment are what really sell the boats. Speed? Get a Bixpy; even the tourneys are allowing them. But I like to paddle.

SUP General / Re: Fake or not
« on: November 28, 2019, 03:44:30 PM »
That looks like a blue shark, or perhaps a grey smoothhound. Of course, any shark spotted close to a lineup is automatically a Great White.

The story isn't as good if you weren't in mortal danger.

SUP General / Re: "SUPyak"
« on: November 28, 2019, 11:25:32 AM »
There are a number of inshore spots that are near impossible to get to without scraping a few oyster bars or following a crazy narrow opening through the reeds. There are a couple of places where people get out and drag over sand bars.

SUP General / Re: Whale encounter at DOHO? Fake?
« on: November 28, 2019, 09:03:13 AM »
Besides getting a professional opinion it's real (my earlier post), another reason I think it's real is that it's not a ridiculous event that is incredibly rare. It hasn't happened to me, but I have herd and read a number of first hand reports of various marine mammals coming in close for a look when people are in the water. Why go to all that trouble to doctor a video when it's something that isn't extremely unusual? I think the variations in water color are from increased reflection at different angles and changes in the bottom color.

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