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Saildoogie

Since 16 Oct 2013
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White Salmon, WA
 



PostMon Oct 15, 18 7:54 pm    Home Valley Launching Reply with quote

Anyone launch out of Home Valley on an easterly?
any tips?

thanks,
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apctjb

Since 19 Aug 2007
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PostTue Oct 16, 18 6:39 am     Reply with quote

Have not been there is a couple of years. Used to pump up at the start of the path just beyond where you park and then carry kite and lines down to the water. You have to wade across the "lagoon" to get to clean wind and then drift launch. Nice to have someone to help launch.

Have fun...

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moondog

Since 15 Aug 2007
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PostTue Oct 16, 18 7:52 am     Reply with quote

Haven't launched there in years, but looking at the shoreline of the Columbia lately, I would expect issues with the Eurasian Milfoil weeds that are choking so much of our shoreline. The weed can grow 2 inches a day and prefers water depths of 2-15 feet.
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Gman

Since 11 Feb 2006
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Portland
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PostWed Oct 17, 18 9:13 am     Reply with quote

miss the trees at the end of the runway!


it was a drift launch at the water level i last tried and failed - can be fun - best to bring a crew and a kite launcher

fond memories of a the kite stuck in a tree and and whole thing bending while retrieving from about 40' above the deck

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wood

Since 21 Jan 2013
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PostWed Oct 17, 18 1:17 pm    milfoil weed Reply with quote

Been kiting Viento the last few days hit some of that weed on the Oregon side board stuck right in it. Body drag to get it sort of thick in spots. Talk to another guy he came in around the corner west of Viento it was so thick had to leave his kite in it. He said could of drowned. His kite was 50 yards from shore. I told him better find someone with a boat. That some bad weed don't smoke it.

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