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  • dpm50dpm50 PA, U.S.Senior Member

    Very cool! I wish her success!

    BridgetJaimie
  • curlycurly Issaquah, WAMember

    That is a fun article. I like that Arik is going to use an Oru kayak. We've been really happy with ours. It will fit the bill as they travel from one location to the next. It sure beats rustling up a kayak on all six locations. Go Jamie Go...!

    BridgetIronMikeJaimie
  • JaimieJaimie NYCCharter Member

    Thanks @evmo and everyone - really appreciate the well wishes. And @curly yes - we are excited about the Oru - I still love your narrative about doing the 10k with your wife on the Oru and then taking a ride share home. So smart!

    Solo
  • curlycurly Issaquah, WAMember

    Jaimie said: Thanks @evmo and everyone - really appreciate the well wishes. And @curly yes - we are excited about the Oru - I still love your narrative about doing the 10k with your wife on the Oru and then taking a ride share home. So smart!

    @Jaimie We made two little modifications to our boat. I mounted a little plastic holder in front of the cockpit to hold our "swimmer in the water" flag. We can also substitute a pirate flag for intimidation purposes, or a cocktail flag if we want to make friends... But most important, it allows the kayaker to paddle without having to hold onto the flag. We tuck the flag away when there are not threats present. It's also a great way for my wife to warn me that I should tuck a little closer to the kayak.

    Second modification is that I made padding for the paddlers knees against the coaming. This will save you from sore knees if you brace against the coaming. I bought a piece of pipe insulation from Home Depot. Look up Armacell 3/4 in. x 6 ft. Rubber Self-Seal Pipe Wrap Insulation and you will see what it is. It has an adhesive edge that has a plastic covering on it. I left the covering on so it doesn't stick together. I cut the foam to go from the straps on the side to almost the front of the coaming. We tuck the one end under the straps to hold it in place. This piece ultimately gets worn out or torn up, so I wouldn't use the adhesive to stick it to the coaming. We replaced the original set of pads once already and the second set will probably be worn out by the end of the summer. You can get two sets out of one piece.

    If this is too undescriptive, I'll take a picture next time we're out.

    IronMikedpm50Jaimie
  • molly1205molly1205 Lincoln, NebraskaMember

    I'm so in awe of you, @Jaimie! What an amazing adventure! I wish you and Arik all the best. Be safe and enjoy every minute of your incredible swims. Goooooooooo Jaimie!

    rlmJaimie

    Molly Nance, Lincoln, Nebraska

  • MikeHMikeH Member

    Best of luck, Jamie - it's an awesome challenge; inspiring :)!

    JaimieIronMikewendyv34
  • Looks like Jaimie has begun her trek... her tracker was live for >10k in Colombia yesterday!

    https://track.rs/jaimie/

    thelittlemerwookieJSwimslknightJustSwimIronMikessthomasSydneD
  • Yay Jaimie!!! Very exciting to watch this challenge unfold!

  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited August 16

    The Oceania stage of Jaimie's adventure takes place Aug 17 in Sydney (mid-day Aug 16th NYC time).

    https://track.rs/jaimie

    KatieBunIronMikessthomaskejoycebluemermaid9
  • SwimSydneySwimSydney SydneyMember

    We had fabulous weather in Sydney today for Jaimie's Australian leg.

    Screen Shot 2018-08-17 at 3.10.48 pm

    And good job it was today looking at the swell forecast for the next few days!

    Screen Shot 2018-08-17 at 5.45.33 pm

    IronMikekejoyceJustSwimthelittlemerwookieSydneDwendyv34dpm50
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin

    10km+ done in Singapore, the length of East Coast Park:

    Screen Shot 2018-08-20 at 9.40.40 AM

    ssthomasrlmJustSwimdpm50jendutthelittlemerwookiekejoyce
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