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Old 07-27-2020, 03:07 PM   #1
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31 mile paddle

Did 31 miles on the Trident on Saturday, following the contour of LJ Canyon and then coming back with the help of the westerly wind and slight current to the south. It really wasn't that bad, much better than some of my 20 mile paddles before I added the rudder. A Catalina crossing doesn't seem so intimidating now! I had one rod with a 3 oz megabait ready to throw at pelagics, but other than a few small schools of bait I didn't see any fish.

5:15 AM launch.


Wave Buoy about 10 miles out.


Underside of the buoy.


Huge school of bait underneath, didn't see any predators though.


15 miles from shore, the wind died completely.


The last mile, wind was moving me along at 1 mph if I stopped paddling.


Garmin screenshot.
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Old 07-27-2020, 03:27 PM   #2
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That's a lot of miles. I like your compass mounted in the front.
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Old 07-27-2020, 04:06 PM   #3
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Out of curiosity, how long were you out on the water?
That is some serious milage.
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Old 07-27-2020, 07:04 PM   #4
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Solid

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Old 07-28-2020, 03:00 AM   #5
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Looks great
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Old 07-28-2020, 05:55 AM   #6
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Out of curiosity, how long were you out on the water?
That is some serious milage.
10 1/2 hours.
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Old 07-28-2020, 08:21 AM   #7
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that far out, you could be looking for tuna
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Old 07-28-2020, 08:54 AM   #8
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Nice work Ben. Could've easily came home with the fish of a lifetime, or at least hooked into one. Rudder makes all the difference especially going down hill.

How was the color of the water on the very outside and what temp? Water at that bouy looks real nice.
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Old 07-28-2020, 09:08 AM   #9
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How was the color of the water on the very outside and what temp? Water at that bouy looks real nice.
Once the sun came out it was blue and pretty good visibility, maybe 30 ft. I didn't make a note of the temp. I remember seeing 69-70 deg, but that might have been in closer to shore.
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Old 07-28-2020, 10:08 AM   #10
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Great exercise. It would be cool to peddle to Catalina, camp/fish there for a while, then put the kayak on a Ferry for the trip back - LOL.
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Old 07-28-2020, 10:18 AM   #11
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Great exercise. It would be cool to peddle to Catalina, camp/fish there for a while, then put the kayak on a Ferry for the trip back - LOL.
That's my plan in September, except replace peddle with paddle and kayak the return trip. It'll be 3 nights / 2 full days on Catalina. I'm excited about it.
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Old 07-28-2020, 10:30 AM   #12
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That's my plan in September, except replace peddle with paddle and kayak the return trip. It'll be 3 nights / 2 full days on Catalina. I'm excited about it.
Very cool. If I still lived in SoCal, I would want to tag along. The guy I sold my old PA14 to was planning to peddle to Bimini(48nmi). I told him to let me know and that I would go with him. I never heard back.
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