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Although the sixth boro may see its first snowfall today, it’s not winter for over a month yet.  Winter fishing, though, has seen lots of posts on this blog.  But here’s a focus on something new for me.  See the fishing machine in the photo below?

Here’s a closer up, a set of photos I took a month ago.  I’ll call it a hands-free kayak.

Nearby and maybe chasing the same school of fish was another.

And they’re geared out:  high-visibility flag, beach trolley wheels, outrigger, spare paddle, rod holders, landing net . . . and likely electronics. .  .

Has anyone reading this tried out a “hands-free” kayak?

Just the other day I saw so many hands-free fishing kayaks that at first I thought it was a tour, but these fisherfolk seem just follow following the fish, as the folks in the motorboats are.

 

I didn’t see anyone land a fish, but I wonder how much pull a large fish could apply to the kayak.

Below a a view out to sea, with a southbound Tammo and core sampling Seacor Supporter.

I have an ulterior motive in posting this: I’m considering a long kayak trip and wonder if for long trips a pedal kayak would be more efficient than a conventional one.  Can you really pedal for an hour and then switch and paddle, moving for longer periods  of time by alternating the part of the body at work?

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who bought his first kayak back in 1987.

For the previous 22 posts, click here. So what would you call this approaching craft?  What’s your estimate of the height of those “legs?”

 

It’s a liftboat.

Her destination was the VZ Bridge, and sure enough, upon arrival

Seacor Supporter stopped her forward movement

less than a quarter mile from the bridge.

and began lowering her 200′ spuds.

For the specifics on this vessel, click here.

Supporter is one of almost two dozen lifeboats operated by Seacor.  Anyone know the job she’s here to do?

The fishing kayak . . .?

is unrelated to this post, but may appear in a future post.

All photos taken yesterday by Will Van Dorp.

 

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