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 Post subject: Hairie's Laker
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:22 pm 
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JEMWATERCRAFT Swampgirl; Wadefish;Touring Pirogue;South Wind; P5 ;
Laker X 2, Sasquatch 16.5 T-V 15 Okwata 15:
Cobia 15 (under construction)


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 Post subject: go the lakers
PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:16 am 
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great job mate i have almost made my mind up to build the laker 14.as i have pointed out previously, i would have liked to have built a blue fin 12
mainly because you can incorporate peddle power ,(i think i am right in saying that) as i have a bad shoulder at this stage,so i am limited in how much paddling i can do. i will be watching the lakers and picking up any tips
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:15 am 
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Thanks Cridgie,

She has a new name,

BASS MASTER! 8)

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JEMWATERCRAFT Swampgirl; Wadefish;Touring Pirogue;South Wind; P5 ;
Laker X 2, Sasquatch 16.5 T-V 15 Okwata 15:
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:16 am 
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Hey thats one nice mess a fish mate
i have been getting some lovely flathead lately 500mm to 650mm
i dont yet know how to post pics on this forum yet but im working on it
regards Ray.


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 Post subject: Re: Hairie's Laker
PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:42 pm 
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Hey Ray,

Thanks mate.

If you have a crook shoulder, a nice little SIK like a Laker might suit you well.

They require much less power to make them go forward and you can pretty much ghost along without hurting your self too much.

Both my shoulders and elbows have suffered significant damage over the years and the arthritus and other stuff really kicks in from time to time now. :roll: This is why it is so important to me to have boats that paddle easy. Laker fits the bill nicely.

Bang for buck or effort of build, I don't think it gets any better than a Laker for sweetwater fishermen like us.

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JEMWATERCRAFT Swampgirl; Wadefish;Touring Pirogue;South Wind; P5 ;
Laker X 2, Sasquatch 16.5 T-V 15 Okwata 15:
Cobia 15 (under construction)


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 Post subject: Re: Hairie's Laker
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:08 am 
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More Laker shots, :D doing what she does best. - skinny water.

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Oh yeah, and a nice sunset - just cause I can. :P

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JEMWATERCRAFT Swampgirl; Wadefish;Touring Pirogue;South Wind; P5 ;
Laker X 2, Sasquatch 16.5 T-V 15 Okwata 15:
Cobia 15 (under construction)


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 Post subject: Re: Hairie's Laker
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:10 am 
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Ray,

I have been told by some with shoulder problems that a Greenland Paddle is he way to go. Plenty of free resources available online to carve your own. Another benefit is that it too is wood, so it looks nicer than plastic. I carved one last year and compared it to my Euro-paddle utilizing a GPS for checking my speed. I was able to accelerate faster with the euro-paddle, but I was able to go faster overall with the Greenland paddle. Also, I could maintain a more relaxed pace with less stress on my bad shoulder with the Greenland paddle. However, that is only my experience and opinion.

Also, the Greenland paddle may not work as well in really shallow water.

By the way, that is a beautiful sunset photo Hairie.

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