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About josko

  • Birthday 03/29/1959

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    Woods Hole, MA

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  1. I get max ebb at the Race at 11:15? 2017-05-06 11:15 EDT -3.52 knots Max Ebb
  2. Minuteman VW in Bedford is currently selling 2015 buyback diesels (with the fix installed, of course). I told them I'd order a '17 as soon as they can get me a production number and expect they'll contact me shortly. That's the only 'news source' I have on the topic. Seems a shame to crush vehicles if they're legal to drive in the US, as the updated 2015's are, VW still doesn't have a fix approved for earlier TDi models. Back to the original topic - I really do find mine ideal for hauling kayaks and love the diesel's extended range.
  3. I think my Jetta smartwagon TDi is close to ideal for a kayak trasporter. Dieselgate notwithstanding, it'll carry 3 sea kayaks on the roof, enough gear for a 6 week self-contained 2-person trip, starts fine in -25F and is awesome in snow for a front-wheel drive car. I also love my 700 miles between fill-ups and long-term avg of 46 mpg.. I've got 215k miles on mine with no hiccups. FWIW, I just learned (from a dealer) that VW s now reselling all the 2015 buyback cars as certified-used, and they're bringing in the 2017 TDi Sportwagen this summer. I'm trading in mine for a new '17.
  4. In summer Woods Hole typically gets a peanut bunker 'invasion'. I routinely carry goggles and encourage paddlers to just put them on, roll over to watch the millions of 3" fish, and just roll back up. Most absolutely love it. it's also a great way to observe molas, turtles, basking sharks and whatever other sea life we come across.
  5. Maybe it's time to find a pool that's not so trigger-happy.
  6. Ml and I are game to get together somewhere after this Saturday's (1/7) pool session. Anybody know a good place nearby?
  7. Came up on a (Epic V10) surfski paddler at Ft. Wetherill this weekend. No PFD, no wet suit, air <50F, water 60F, 3-5' surf. I don't get it.
  8. Congratulations to all who passed.
  9. I was actually thinking of making it up to Walden for some rolling practice. Is anybody planning to be there?
  10. "...because most PFDs impede your stroke..." I'm now wondering just how much an impedance to paddling a PFD is. Has anyone looked just how much time not wearing one could shave in a time trial?
  11. Change of plans: surf Nantasket - meet at 1000
  12. Thanks for a great day, Paul.
  13. You do realize that a type III PFD is not intended to turn an unconscious user face up...
  14. I'm noticing a ton of surfski folks don't wear pfd's. I spoke to one recently, and learned that since they are leashed to their skis, the skis act as flotation (instead of a PFD). It looks like the same goes for SUP's??? Frankly, I never considered that being leashed to my kayak would absolve me from the need to wear a PFD. What am I missing here?
  15. We'll be at Odiorne by 0900, with an Explorer and Pilgrim Exp. on the car. Can anyone suggest a cool breakfast place anywhere nearby?