--- In sailing_canoes@y..., pongo19050@y... wrote:
> --- In sailing_canoes@y..., "Jukka Vaijärvi" <jukka.vaijarvi@d...>
> > Again a word, that my dictionary is completily ignorant of.
> > Jukka
> Gunkholing is cruising in shallow, coastal waters. Canoes are
> perhaps the best craft with which to gunkhole. I am not sure what
> gunkhole the noun means. I have heard that it is a tidal pond or
> sound with gunk on its bottom.
Ok, got it now.
> I am sure that you have been
> gunkholing in your wonderful archipelago.
Yep, with the exception that the tide is nearly non-existent here.
Tidal streams could make life interesting, though.
> When one gunkholes one can get away from the deep draft crowd and
> usually avoid those annoying mooring fees. This is a good thing if
> you are as cheap as I am.
Right, I wouldn't certainly pay anything of mooring. The only time
when I had to use lines to moor my canoe was in the market-place of
Helsinki, where the quay was 1 meter above the water level. I can
usually lift a sea kayak up that distance with no problem, but a
sailing canoe with stuff in it is a bit too much. Fender attached to
the leeboard protects the canoe really well in those situations.
Nobody came to charge me, so I suppose there are still free mooring
zones in the world ;-).