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#12663844 - 03/08/18 11:01 AM Kayak Check Off List
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1839
Loc: Texas
After last weekend's fiasco leaving my wallet and water at home, my sunglasses in my truck, too, I decided it was time to revise and USE my check off list.

No, I won't carry all of this every time out, but it'll take just a few seconds to run down the list to make certain I have everything needed that day.

Adds?

Brad


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#12663879 - 03/08/18 11:33 AM Re: Kayak Check Off List [Re: Brad R]
Sabot Offline
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Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 1547
Loc: Pflugerville, TX
Good idea. It usually takes me a trip or two to dial in the items that I really need or that I have forgotten. smile
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#12663984 - 03/08/18 01:04 PM Re: Kayak Check Off List [Re: Brad R]
collincountytx Offline
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 14898
Loc: Dallas, TX
Most commonly left items for me:

Sunglasses left in truck
Did leave my paddle in the garage one time--I always just leave it in my truck, but had removed it to find something and forgot to put it back in the truck.

I'll add one item to the check list
--extra 3 amp fuse for fish finder--drove 2.5 hours out to a far East Texas lake only to find my FF fuse blown (the fuse holder had gotten some water inside, so when I powered on the FF, it blew the fuse)
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#12664153 - 03/08/18 03:45 PM Re: Kayak Check Off List [Re: Brad R]
DNA Offline
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Registered: 04/19/11
Posts: 114
Waterproof-case for cellphone

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#12664307 - 03/08/18 06:09 PM Re: Kayak Check Off List [Re: Brad R]
YAKnIT Offline
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Registered: 08/26/12
Posts: 196
Fish finder and battery (preferably charged).
Fishing license, which I now keep in my PFD pocket
Seat, if removable. I forgot the seat on my Hobie Revo one time and it was NOT a comfortable day without it.

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#12664518 - 03/08/18 08:56 PM Re: Kayak Check Off List [Re: Brad R]
IslandJim Offline
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Registered: 07/08/14
Posts: 325
Loc: Rockport, TX
I used to carry my yak upside down on top of my truck cap, meaning I couldn't have any of my stuff in the yak. I built a bed extender, which allows me to keep almost everything in or on my kayak: Seat, with five Plano tackle boxes attached, landing net, paddle, three rods and reels, anchor and line, scupper plug/valves, Soft catch bag with fresh water bottle, red flag for stern, bump board, [censored] bottle. I roll the yak up to the bed extender T-bar, slide it in the truck, pick up the caddy(training) wheels, throw them in the truck, and go. Now I get to the launch with everything. The only thing I don't have IN the yak is a bait bubbler bucket, if I'm using live bait. All I have to remember is to spray me down with sunscreen! IslandJim
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#12664623 - 03/08/18 10:17 PM Re: Kayak Check Off List [Re: Brad R]
Bass fro chop Offline
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Registered: 06/01/05
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Loc: Mesquite
Stringer. If I forget it I will catch loads of crappies
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#12664651 - 03/08/18 10:33 PM Re: Kayak Check Off List [Re: Brad R]
timbertoes Offline
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Registered: 08/07/09
Posts: 1481
Loc: Van Alstyne
21) A pretty girl fishing partner who knows where the fish are and who's kayak has the beer cooler smile

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#12664666 - 03/08/18 10:51 PM Re: Kayak Check Off List [Re: timbertoes]
lconn4 Online   content
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Loc: Cherokee County
Originally Posted By: timbertoes
21) A pretty girl fishing partner who knows where the fish are and who's kayak has the beer cooler smile


They are overrated and will only slow you down. roflmao


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#12664857 - 03/09/18 07:36 AM Re: Kayak Check Off List [Re: Brad R]
Sabot Offline
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Registered: 10/04/05
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Loc: Pflugerville, TX
Not to mention, very distracting! smile
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#12665024 - 03/09/18 09:05 AM Re: Kayak Check Off List [Re: Brad R]
Matty Offline
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Registered: 06/17/06
Posts: 173
Loc: Plano
Seems like a decent list. Paddle, seat, PFD, poles and tackle would be my absolute minimum. I could survive without the other things.

Brad - Why do you pack the extra PFD?

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#12665328 - 03/09/18 11:53 AM Re: Kayak Check Off List [Re: Brad R]
lconn4 Online   content
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I wear a manual inflatable all year round, carry an extra (non inflatable) on deck during the winter and early spring or if I'm going to be crossing big water far from launch. Never know when you might need it or someone else needs help.

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#12665714 - 03/09/18 04:58 PM Re: Kayak Check Off List [Re: Matty]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1839
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Matty
Seems like a decent list. Paddle, seat, PFD, poles and tackle would be my absolute minimum. I could survive without the other things.

Brad - Why do you pack the extra PFD?


Matty, I have a really high quality Stohlquist PFD that I wear, so I throw a cheap orange PFD in the front hatch and pile things on it. Less rattling around and they weigh next to nothing.

Oh! Just in case someone else forgets their own, needs a loaner.

*** Somne good "adds." I have a metal stringer for crappie and if I ever go out and target them, or white bass, that'd be another to add to the list.

Brad

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