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PostPosted: December 13th, 2012, 7:59 am 
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http://www.canoeshelburne.com/favoritelaunch.html

The above link is to a video of my favorite launch ever

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PostPosted: December 13th, 2012, 9:02 am 
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OK That just looks like way to much fun and I have to try that. Time to go for a drive and take a better look at the local Lake access.
Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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PostPosted: December 13th, 2012, 10:01 am 
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Funny - but could you afford to dump? Play through in your mind how you'd get out of the water in that eventuality...

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PostPosted: December 13th, 2012, 10:29 am 
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that is a fairly shallow spot and upstream there was an easy spot to get out. That day I had to shoot the launch 7 or 8 time from different angles.


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PostPosted: December 13th, 2012, 11:22 am 
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Erhard, the spot I have in mind is an access to Lake Simcoe at the end of a concession Road that should be steep enough, allowing me the safety of a warm car with a change of clothes and a rather understanding partner able to drive lol.
The major problem at the moment is no snow in the long range forecast
If I am able to do this, I will be sharing the Video lol

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PostPosted: December 13th, 2012, 7:50 pm 
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We call that a Seal Launch. We do it all the time in our kayaks. We keep going farther and farther up the banks that the trees start getting in the way. You can get some good speed up and some good air.

Twisted are you thinking about the SB launch on Simcoe?

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PostPosted: December 14th, 2012, 3:25 am 
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.......favorite launch? No wonder!!

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PostPosted: December 14th, 2012, 7:48 am 
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Ravenerat, not sure where you mean. I am on the Barrie side of the lake. Well just south of Barrie and open to suggestions on an appropriate launch

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PostPosted: December 14th, 2012, 9:31 am 
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Getting into the water from icy sloping ground is easy. Getting out of the water onto a sloping icy shore is a little bit trickier.

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PostPosted: December 15th, 2012, 8:47 am 
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Yep, been my favourite for years. And its also the best way to portage, to simply drag your fully loaded canoe on the ice or snow from one lake to the other :thumbup:

Which reminds me, I better get out there soon before my choices are really limited.

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PostPosted: December 15th, 2012, 8:50 am 
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Wait a minute, I already posted a response to this? Oh you have duplicated your post in several topic threads?

Well heres what I relied in your other duplicate post, because its so important! :lol:

"Yep, been my favourite for years. And its also the best way to portage, to simply drag your fully loaded canoe on the ice or snow from one lake to the other

Which reminds me, I better get out there soon before my choices are really limited.

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I've merged replies from the other thread into this one.

Please, one thread per topic.

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PostPosted: December 17th, 2012, 1:02 pm 
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Twisted wrote:
Ravenerat, not sure where you mean. I am on the Barrie side of the lake. Well just south of Barrie and open to suggestions on an appropriate launch

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Just thought you were talking about the Shanty Bay launch which is a hill. That would be the 2nd of Oro.

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PostPosted: December 18th, 2012, 7:41 am 
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RR Thanks I will have to take a look, not really that far from me.

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