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by mortontoemike
Sat Jul 30, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Nitinat day parking
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

Re: Nitinat day parking

I at first thought that the leech story was allegory!
by mortontoemike
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Directions to Island Sailing Spots
Topic: Nitinat Road Reports 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 14609

We drove to Nitinat via the Port Alberni route on Tuesday. The first 15 km of the gavel part is brutal. A lot of exposed rock made for a rough drive. Most of the hills are washboard. We came back on the North Cow road and it was very good. From now on it’s via Youbou for me.
by mortontoemike
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Windsurfing Discussion
Topic: Bonaire? Rec a good place to stay or just go to Maui or ?
Replies: 7
Views: 5158

Keith. I stayed at the Hotel KonTiki near Lac Bay. It was a nice place but may be under new management relative to when I stayed there which was quite a while ago. Lac Bay is a good place for Beginner/Intermediate learners. The water is waist to chest deep and the wind is side/on. Jibe City is a ver...
by mortontoemike
Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Ideal Windsurf / Kiting Vehicle?
Replies: 456
Views: 121592

by mortontoemike
Tue May 24, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Ideal Windsurf / Kiting Vehicle?
Replies: 456
Views: 121592

Saw this vintage camper in Parksville this weekend. Retro cool.
http://winchelseamotors.com/listing/86795
by mortontoemike
Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Windsurfing Discussion
Topic: Windsurfing, Kiting or Stupid?
Replies: 20
Views: 6539

juandesooka wrote:Looks like a good "intro to windsurfing" tool. Light and easy to uphaul, no hard edges to bang against.
And no rigging. And no lines. Kind of a cool idea.
by mortontoemike
Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: Weather Talk
Topic: El Nino / La nina / Neutral
Replies: 239
Views: 89622

Re: El Nino

Hey JL, So no Mt Baker pass next year. Dang! They are offering next year's passes to us existing passholders at 30% off if no snow base by mid Dec. This last year was f'ed up there. K Hey KC, if you read the Godzilla (el Nino) vs The Blob (warm NE Pacific) article, Godzilla wins, cools the NE Pac.,...
by mortontoemike
Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Weather Talk
Topic: Meteorological Tsunamis ...
Replies: 1
Views: 3764

Interesting JL. I hadn't heard of "gravity waves" before. I found a NASA photo of gravity waves here:

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=5528
by mortontoemike
Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: Kiteboarding Discussion
Topic: Waveriding
Replies: 35
Views: 12028

Re: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Ie "training wheels lake" stuff and making where you are sailing the only place to sail ie " one day on the Coast is worth 500 days at the lake". It seems to me that windsurfing and kiteboarding represent a "culture". bigwavedave.ca has created a "community*"...
by mortontoemike
Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Windsurfing Discussion
Topic: WTF and Used Sales Shaming
Replies: 98
Views: 45999

MDCustom wrote:you could add this one to the fence but they are asking more than cedar 1x6's

http://www.usedvictoria.com/classified- ... N_25717672
I liked the beer reference in the ad, "barley been used"!
by mortontoemike
Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Kiteboarding Discussion
Topic: Port Alberni to Nitinat
Replies: 13
Views: 4601

takes about 1/2 hr longer on gravel, a bit confusing to find the entrance and don't miss turnoff to Nat/Franklin, if you go straight you WILL go to Bamfield....usually a bit rougher and more traffic than Lk Cow routes We traveled it on Saturday. It's really only a bit rough on the hill going up to ...
by mortontoemike
Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Windsurfing Discussion
Topic: WTF and Used Sales Shaming
Replies: 98
Views: 45999

Maybe this explains it: http://www.surfscience.com/topics/surfboard-anatomy/tail/asymmetrical-surfboard-designs Here's one combined with the "Tinkler Tail" (An interview with the "inventor" http://www.surfingvancouverisland.com/surf/st409.htm) and a video ... https://www.youtube....
by mortontoemike
Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Ideal Windsurf / Kiting Vehicle?
Replies: 456
Views: 121592

by mortontoemike
Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Nitinaht Wind When Cloudy
Replies: 11
Views: 3779

The dry adiabatic lapse rate is 9.8C/km for both places!
by mortontoemike
Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Nitinaht Wind When Cloudy
Replies: 11
Views: 3779

The trick is not so much making a decision based on what it *is* as much as what it might be! Planning 2-5 days ahead is the challenge. The real temperature and the one in the Sunday forecast were not close. Yesterday (Tuesday) PA was at about 20C rather than the forecast 25-28C. I haven't seen repo...