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Slimed!

Postby Rorke » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:05 pm

Yesterday's solo downwinder got cut a little short.
Half way through, I rode a great wave during a lull and dropped my kite.

I have never even seen a slimefest like the one that engulfed my kite. :shock:

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I picked at it for an hour on the beach. Looked the same.
Lugged it 2 miles back to the vehicle.

The whole mess weighed in at 17 lbs.....this morning! I would guess it was 35+lbs wet.

Took 2 hours to pick clean.

Totally worth the wave. :D
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Re: Slimed!

Postby adseguy » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:17 pm

haha, thanks for posting this. That is the meanest weed catch I've ever seen. Probably set some kind of record!
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Re: Slimed!

Postby Steve N » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:27 pm

Ok that is intense. Let us know how long it takes you to clean that mess up. We feel for you at MACkite!
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Re: Slimed!

Postby schuss8899 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:03 pm

I hate when that happens...!!... :shock:
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Re: Slimed!

Postby gbleck » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:10 pm

OMFG that is a big wad of slime.
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Re: Slimed!

Postby lebeda12345 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:55 am

Maybe it's better to buy new lines then try to deal with this mess. Nice pics, Good luck.
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Re: Slimed!

Postby Bob » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:07 am

rorke...didn't know the big lake had weeds anywhere. careful though, some might want to dry and harvest that catch and.........lol.
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Re: Slimed!

Postby Rorke » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:39 am

Took 2 hours (not including the hour on the beach).

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Bob, this was the densest concentration I have ever seen. There is always a little here and there. But this made it hard to swim!

Does anybody know if this stuff makes good compost? :lol:
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Re: Slimed!

Postby JDL » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:20 pm

Leland area?
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Re: Slimed!

Postby adseguy » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:04 pm

Can you smoke it? 8)
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Re: Slimed!

Postby Rorke » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:01 pm

adseguy wrote:Can you smoke it? 8)


hold on....
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Re: Slimed!

Postby Rorke » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:02 pm

no
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Re: Slimed!

Postby Cameltoeside » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:07 pm

what, looks like thai stick....
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Re: Slimed!

Postby skysurfr » Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:34 pm

You can see the dark areas under the water just offshore at Montrose, North Ave etc when you fly over on a calm SW wind day. It lurks under the water. If you've ever gone out to Montrose while it's still frozen up, there's 4 feet of solid weed all along the "shoreline". Im not sure if the lake takes it back, or the PArk Dist scoops it out with a front end loader. It stinks and it's a mess.

If I remember correctly, it's better to shake the lines while they are still out, slapping them on the water in a clear area, rather than trying to pull the stuff off by hand. It might also help to put a fouled mess under water if you end up with something similar to the one in the picture.

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Re: Slimed!

Postby V » Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:45 pm

I remember someone with a wad of string that looked like that at zion, about 7 yrs ago lol.
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