STOLEN KAYAK - BASTARDS

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 19:54
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Last night during the storm some bastard stole my BRIGHT RED HOBIE QUEST FISHING KAYAK.
This is one of only 5 Red Quest models in QLD.
Any help would be appreciated.
Paul - OzRoamer
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Reply By: russ36 - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 20:01

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 20:01
now that your done with the emotional outburst, give us a pic of it and a location so we can keep an eye out for you,and dont forget to report it to the police...it often works wonders
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Follow Up By: OzRoamer - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 20:21

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 20:21
I got the photo but have no idea how to post it??
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 22:18

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 22:18
Paul,

Load it up as your Rig Pic 1 for the time being. That will put it in everyone's face on each of your posts.

Regards
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Follow Up By: OzRoamer - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 13:32

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 13:32
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Follow Up By: OzRoamer - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 13:39

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 13:39
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Reply By: glenno(qld) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 20:51

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 20:51
Sorry to hear that . Here are some other kayaks to cheer you up .

kayaks
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Reply By: glenno(qld) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 20:53

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 20:53
kayaks
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Reply By: glenno(qld) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 20:55

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 20:55
kayaks
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:07

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:07
Who says we need an edit function!?
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Follow Up By: glenno(qld) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:09

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:09
Who says we need an edit function!?
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:33

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:33
Thought there was a bloody echo in here :))))
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Follow Up By: glenno(qld) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:36

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:36
Yeah , but hows the video .
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:49

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:49
LMAO

Can't believe people are'nt more wary of something that big with TEETH :)))
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Follow Up By: glenno(qld) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:52

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:52
Yes i have my hand reel but i just get the feeling theres nothing big out here today . LOL
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Follow Up By: OzRoamer - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:54

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:54
I have just sent that link to the local Hobie dealer - thats incredible!!!

I have anoth great one with a shark chasing the kayak - let me know if you want it!
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Follow Up By: Member - Pezza (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 22:43

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 22:43
Can you imagine that monster coming up right in front of you like that!
Mate, I reckon I'd of peed my Y-fronts no end!

Avagoodn
Pezza
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 22:47

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 22:47
I think I would have risen a good couple of inches actually :))))))
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Reply By: russ36 - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:40

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:40
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Follow Up By: glenno(qld) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:44

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:44
Looks like mt cook in the background.
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Follow Up By: russ36 - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:46

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:46
i was hopeing to say mail the pic to me and i will post it 4 you but after my last effort i think there will be someone better at it than me....may all kayak thieves die in heavy surf with tigersharks
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Follow Up By: glenno(qld) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:50

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:50
That last link is working isnt it . I can watch it .
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Follow Up By: russ36 - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:50

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:50
not really mt cook but i do love my stints in the mountains of the west coast of nz, next trip there end of may, in an area i have been talking about for years
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Follow Up By: glenno(qld) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:55

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:55
Most people dont realize how awesome the NZ southern alps are . And so close to home .
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Follow Up By: russ36 - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 22:07

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 22:07
thats what i keep telling aussies that are too slack or just dont seem to get around to it...EUROPEAN SCENERY RIGHT ON OUR DOORSTEP....we get a chopper to drop us into the most amazing places, and live on top of the world amongst the snow in a tent for a few days
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Reply By: russ36 - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:52

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:52
link doest work for me but i took the photo so i will have to rely on my memory
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Reply By: Pterosaur - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 23:29

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 23:29
While on the subject of kayaks and pics - came across this a while ago



bummer about the kayak Paul - also might be worthwhile putting a msg on some of the fishing/boating forums?

hope you get it back
Terry
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 23:35

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 23:35
Definitely a 'walk on water' job. :))))
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Follow Up By: Scubaroo - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 08:52

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 08:52
That one has been debunked as a photoshop fake. I understand that the movie of the orca crashing the kayak though is real!
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Follow Up By: Pterosaur - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 08:55

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 08:55
Has it ? Would appreciate reference if possible ?

thanks
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Follow Up By: Scubaroo - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 08:59

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 08:59
Bugger - looks like they are both fakes.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/kayak.asp - the Orca movie is part of a Korean Powerade commercial!

The shark/kayak photo was debunked on a scuba forum by some digital photographers - it's quite clear when you zoom in on areas like the tail that there's been image manipulation. Can't find an "official" debunk.
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Follow Up By: Mike DiD - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 09:10

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 09:10
You can also tell by teh perspective - the kayak was photograped from about 30 degrees above the horizon and the shark more like 45 degrees.

Mike
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Follow Up By: Pterosaur - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 09:17

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 09:17
Scubaroo,

Hmm - bit of pixelation around tail and dorsal fin as you say, some sort of manipulation seems probable.

Mike - the perspective difference could be because the shark is moving in a different plane (3d possible) to the kayak(only 2d) ?
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Follow Up By: Pterosaur - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 09:51

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 09:51
After a bit of Googling, I found this

picture discussion

seems like the consensus is that the shark pic is real!
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Follow Up By: Mike DiD - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 10:02

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 10:02
"On the other hand, what is called in that area a Grey Nurse Shark (Sand Tiger to Americans) does tend to have that general shape, and they are well known for attacking humans."

- at this stage I had to stop reading, my eyes were watering so much from laughing. I dived near a school of Grey Nurse and then they swam away a metre above me. Grey Nurse are an endangered species - one reason is that the number of divers around their breeding grounds e.g. Wedding Cake Island off Coogee are disturbing their breeding.

Mike
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Follow Up By: Pterosaur - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 10:08

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 10:08
Yeh, I know what you mean - there's some silly stuff there, (as in all forums), but after a bit of "sorting the wheat from the chaff", still seems that the conclusion is that the pic is real.

Found another reference that the pic was originally posted in African Geographic magazine.

Terry
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Follow Up By: OzRoamer - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 21:44

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 21:44
Mike DiD
We use to surf of Wedding cake on coolites and the local divers from Prodive and the like would all tell us we were made because the caves down the side face of the island were full of sharks.
A few times we had to jump onto the island because we had company and we always cut out feet to shreds on the banicles.
Many a time the SLSA rubber duck had to make a dash out to save our sorry hides..
Thems were the days!!
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Reply By: scottp - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 16:42

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 16:42
Will keep the eyes open for it!

Cheers,

Scott.
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Reply By: OzRoamer - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 23:46

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 23:46
Today we found the Kayak a few streets away!!!

Soemone had decided to take it for a spin around Noosa and not take it home with them...

Thanks everyone..
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