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Old 05-11-2012, 04:01 PM   #1
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Woke up at 4am, got out of bed about 4:45ish, loaded up everything and headed to Navarre. You guys have to forgive me but I am terrible with names, met a couple of guys in the parking lot that are on this forum that were looking to do the same thing I was, slay some kings. After a nice workout dragging the kayaks to the water we headed out. Water was awesome, until you got out to the blue water, freaking east wind was kicking up the water pretty good. Just past the end of the pier I get a ZINGG, first king. A little later I saw a couple of bonita jump out in front of me and then my Penn 750 gets hammered. After landing the beast I look back and the other guys are heading for me, one of them landed a really nice king on a lure, nice job man. I then decided I would head for the beach and ice down my fish and eat a quick snack. It was pretty rough heading in but I still dragged a cig and sure enough, I get another nice king. I am pretty sure that if the water was a bit nicer and if the law allowed I could have slayed a ton of them, but after putting the 2 in the cooler and getting a quick snack, I attempted to head back out and was discouraged by the amount of water my Ascend was taking on and the waves were getting bigger. Does anyone have a sealent that they can attest to? I know there are a ton of things I could use to seal the leaks around the hardware on my kayak but I would like to get something that I know will work. Guys I met, please PM me your names so I can try and remember, I am always looking for someone to go kill some fish with.
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:42 PM   #2
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Good Job, Fire up the grill..
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:36 PM   #3
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Way to make short work of a limit. You gonna make mackerel salad?
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:05 PM   #4
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I have an ascend and had the same problem i just caulked the front hatch and its no longer a problem. I used the cheap stuff from wally world and have no problem. might also want to caulk around the front rod holder as well.
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Yes, smoke will be seen from my yard. Ya it looked like the front hatch was leaking the most, I knew it leaked but today with the waves coming from the east I noticed it a lot. What about the rest of the hardware, have you noticed any water coming in from them? Thanks for the tips.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:44 PM   #6
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Nice work on the Kings. I reccomend Marine Goop or 5200 if you really want to get intense.
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It is mainly the front hatch that is leaking. Unfortunately the Ascends are really not intended for rough water (ie, waves breaking over the bow routinely) so they are not as watertight. Work on sealing the hatch and the water issue will be minimized but not eliminated.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:47 PM   #8
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When I first had mine I would have a gallon of water in my kayak, now after i sealed the front hatch i might have half a cup.
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