Stan Snapp's Coaster on left, Al Gunther's Cape Falcon F-1 on the right were both first time launched at Bowman Bay on March 7th. The Coaster is a strip built version of Mariner Kayak's popular surf kayak, the Coaster. The lines Stan used were from a Sea Kayaker magazine review and first used by Ralph Merriman for one of his many kayaks. The F-1 lines and details were also from on-line with permission from Cape Falcon Kayaks. Interestingly the F-1 originated as a skin-on-frame version of an original Coaster.
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Saturday, April 25, 2015 — Hood Canal Oyster Messabout
The general plan is to launch the boats, messabout, then start shuck'n and cook'n at 1pm, messabout again and trailer before dusk.
The picnic shelter is an old WPA three sided building with fireplace, lots of seating, and good protection from the wind. Previous Oyster Messabouts (this is the fourth annual) gave us summertime sailing one year and small craft advisory winds the next. In either case we will have plenty of oysters.
More details are posted on the More detailsHood Canal Oyster Messabout page