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    Mike Hazeltine
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  1. mbhazeltine

    New PFD Suggestion

    I really like the Astral Sea Wolf - I have tried a bunch of different jackets and keep coming back to this one. It has been replaced by the blue jacket. https://www.astraldesigns.com/shop/life-jackets/pfds/bluejacket.
  2. Brand new with tags - Never used - ended up getting a similar through my summer job. Cost new is about $160. The large womens fits chest sizes of 42" - 46", orange - Medium mens fits 40" to 44", red, minimal useCan be seen in Milford MA or Thursday evening on the North Shore - Hampton beach
  3. mbhazeltine

    Good simple PFD for women?

    I have a Womens Large MsFit which is brand new with tags - selling it for $85. Got an identical one through work so selling this one. Also a Men medium with only a few paddles on in it. Keeping one or the other. It is a great vest but I don't need three. email me at [email protected] if there is interest
  4. mbhazeltine

    New VHF radio

    I looked around for at a bunch. The Standard Horizon HX890 seemed like the best of the GPS/DSC model - 6 watts vs 5 watts for the Icom. In the end I decided to go with a Standard Horizon HX40 which got good reviews - was significantly smaller and half the price. Will get a PLB at some point.
  5. mbhazeltine

    NDK: Latitude

    Interesting - I paddled with someone last weekend who found the boat very fast but not playful at all. He was thinking about selling it and getting something more responsive. Clearly you want to paddle it in conditions.
  6. mbhazeltine

    J Bars wanted

    I am selling two pairs on craigslist: https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/spo/d/kayak-roof-rack-malone-autoloader-xv/6929272345.html I also have a wing models; https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/spo/d/malone-seawings-kayak-rack/6929275720.html I have gone to foam blocks for most of my travels [email protected]
  7. mbhazeltine

    New VHF radio

    My several - 4 or 5 year old Icom VHF radio died. The on / off button does not work. Looking for suggestions on a new one. Does anyone have experiences good or bad with the Standard Horizons HX890? How about the ICOM M93D? I feel like the GPS/DSC option is a no brainer these days. Or do I just replace it with a less expensive ICOM or Standard Horizon?
  8. mbhazeltine

    USB-chargeable marine VHF radio?

    Just noticed that the newest model of the ICOM M25 is usb chargable.
  9. Brand new with tags - Never used - ended up getting a similar through my summer job. Cost new is about $160. The large fits chest sizes of 42" - 46"Can be seen in Milford MA or Thursday evening on the North Shore - Hampton beach
  10. mbhazeltine

    P&H Delphin skeg repair question

    Not sure if you ever fixed this - I did mine over the summer and it was fairly easy. P&H has an online video of the repair.
  11. mbhazeltine


    I find the toaster mittens uncomfortable I think because they are not pre-curved and apply a constriction on my knuckles. I didn't notice them when play boating but for sea kayaking they were uncomfortable
  12. mbhazeltine

    Kokatat MsFit PFD, Womens Med

    Correction - it is a Large. Make me an offer
  13. Brand new - purchased 2017 still with tags - ended up getting a new one through a summer job. - Mango $100 or best offer. Can be seen in Newton during the week. Mike Hazeltine, [email protected]
  14. mbhazeltine

    Seeking recommendation for car camping tent

    I had a Sierra Designs tent which had minimal use and was well cared for but the waterproof coating delaminated from the rain fly. REI in Cranston RI was very uncooperative, the Framingham store did an exchange but only after I pointed out I had the receipt and it was before they changed their policy on returns. I have been a member of REI for many years but the experience soured me on them.
  15. mbhazeltine

    B. bay near-accident

    Similar report on the episode from the CG. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1a92a09