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Improving Your Mokai

General => Pictures / Video => Topic started by: CC-CODER on April 23, 2020, 04:02:58 PM

Title: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on April 23, 2020, 04:02:58 PM
I'm going to try and make this a daily Instagram like page to add our many sights and sounds since buying our Mokai's. Anyone wishing to add to the collection would be bonus. We're very fortunate to own these reliable boats and hoping to let others see and hear what their missing.

*FYI - I resize the pictures to about 700x400 pixels in order to upload.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on April 24, 2020, 01:33:20 PM
More Birds...
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on April 24, 2020, 08:37:40 PM
Nice shots, keep them coming!   \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on April 24, 2020, 08:39:30 PM
I'm going to try and make this a daily Instagram like page to add our many sights and sounds since buying our Mokai's. Anyone wishing to add to the collection would be bonus. We're very fortunate to own these reliable boats and hoping to let others see and hear what their missing.

*FYI - I resize the pictures to about 700x400 pixels in order to upload.

Try uploading without resizing, I changed the site so it would automatically resize so give it a shot. It's worked much better for me since then.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on April 25, 2020, 11:20:39 AM
Thanks, good to know.
The Bird House is about 2900 Kb and the Horse is at 3000 Kb in my File Explorer, the rest I already resized.
I see it worked great, looks even better full screen once you click on the Bird house and Horse.  :)


*FYI - NO need to resize the pictures to about 700x400 pixels in order to upload anymore.  :)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on April 26, 2020, 10:38:59 AM
Black River near Lake Erie
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on April 26, 2020, 10:41:39 AM
Nice shots. Glad the auto resize function is working.  \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on April 26, 2020, 10:45:08 AM
Thanks, makes it a little easier.
Feel free to post some Gators and turtles...we don't see many of them in Ohio.  :)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on April 26, 2020, 10:56:09 AM
I've got pics... LOL
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on April 26, 2020, 11:42:33 AM
Very nice. I think we were more excited about our first Mokai trip than seeing our first Gator.  :)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on April 27, 2020, 10:06:29 AM
Black River, Oh
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on April 27, 2020, 01:20:06 PM
Very nice. I think we were more excited about our first Mokai trip than seeing our first Gator.  :)

That was a fun trip!


Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on April 28, 2020, 06:37:25 PM
More from the Black River near Lorain, Oh
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on April 29, 2020, 11:56:45 PM
Boats and Buoys...
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on April 30, 2020, 07:09:49 AM
 Very nice. So many interesting views on your trips!  \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on April 30, 2020, 10:45:45 AM
We have a few views around these parts. The first twenty trips or so were different bodies of water, so we got to see lots of stuff.
I enjoyed your ecosystem because its all in the same area, nice not having to travel so far to see the sights.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on April 30, 2020, 09:45:56 PM
What a difference weather and two years will do to my dream home...Lol
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on April 30, 2020, 10:54:39 PM
Looks like it's gonna have to stay in your dreams....  :D
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on April 30, 2020, 11:11:38 PM
We might get to see if it's still there in about a week. Also, visit the closest thing to one of your sloughs too.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on April 30, 2020, 11:32:18 PM
Cool, curious to see what it looks like now. haha River here is back up past flood stage. Hope it comes down soon, I'm ready for some fishing and so is my freezer. haha  >:D
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on April 30, 2020, 11:42:53 PM
Rivers up here too, but very little rain due this week so hopefully we'll be ready for our first Mokai trip of 2020.
Did some bank fishing yesterday and not one bite using Danny King's and my new old reel, but at least I wasn't sitting inside for a change.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on May 02, 2020, 02:02:19 PM
Might get out Monday to visit a few of these again, its been awhile.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on May 02, 2020, 08:59:35 PM
I'll need to get some river time in this week. Should have a boat to test too.  \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on May 02, 2020, 09:08:13 PM
We're heading to the Black River to see the Cormorants & Great Blue Heron Rookery tomorrow.
Both boats started right up but I noticed mine had another fuel leak again. Same piece of one inch hose from carb to fuel filter. I replaced it with the piece you gave me and put on some new zip-ties, no more leak!
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on May 02, 2020, 09:11:00 PM
Nice, look forward to the pics and video.

Zip ties fix just about anything, always have some around.  >:D
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on May 03, 2020, 11:07:56 PM
First time out this year, back to the Black River on Cleveland's Westside.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on May 04, 2020, 07:56:17 PM
A few from last year...
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on May 05, 2020, 10:32:20 PM
Think we're heading back to Berlin Lake tomorrow, first 3 pictures. Today we had to use the Mokart to unload from the trailer at the site of our first trip in 2017 on the Upper Cuyahoga River, last 2 pictures.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on May 06, 2020, 12:14:39 AM
The more you share, the more I need some river time. haha Hopefully I'll get out Friday for some fun.  \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on May 06, 2020, 07:42:19 AM
Now you know how we feel when your out there and we're dealing with -10 temps. Lol
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on May 06, 2020, 07:43:39 AM
Now you know how we feel when your out there and we're dealing with -10 temps. Lol
:))
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on May 07, 2020, 07:22:50 PM
Forgot to pay my rent.  :)
Pics from 2017, 2019 of my dream house on Berlin Lake, Oh.
Video from yesterday.

Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on May 07, 2020, 10:59:18 PM
Fixerupper... lol  :))  A couple trips to Lowe's for a few boards and some screws is all you'll need. haha
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on May 09, 2020, 12:11:12 PM
We've graduated to the Muck style boots because it's nice having dry feet for a change.  :)
A few shots from this weeks trips...The Upper Cuyahoga and Berlin Lake
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on May 09, 2020, 02:08:45 PM
Nice! Glad you guys are out having fun again.

I did a test run yesterday, saw some wild hogs. Always fun to see wildlife when out working. haha  \./8

Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on May 09, 2020, 03:00:58 PM
Motors are starting right up, usually first try and no stalling issues to start out the year. We're very pleased with the Mokai's and how they perform. I get around 11 mph with my 200 lb weight, added gear and 30 mph wind gusts in my wet face...so not to bad. Cheri is getting around 16-17 mph while weighing 130 lbs and carrying 20 extra lbs in gear.

I think the couple we passed had a wild hog on the front of their boat...not positive but possible.
After watching your video, definitely not possible! Lol
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on May 10, 2020, 02:52:15 PM
A few from an Allegheny River trip...last year?
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on May 13, 2020, 10:42:21 PM
Conneaut Creek, one of our first trips.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on May 15, 2020, 12:38:25 PM
More from Conneaut Creek. The creek is only about 1 mile from launch to Lake Erie, but home to some of the best Steelhead trout fishing....so I'm told.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on May 15, 2020, 05:16:37 PM
That last pic is cool, I like bridges like that.  \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on May 15, 2020, 05:39:27 PM
Me Too!  :)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on May 18, 2020, 11:20:10 AM
Must be some steelhead fishing and another bridge shot on the Conneaut...
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on May 22, 2020, 04:53:07 PM
Conneaut Creek in the Spring.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on May 24, 2020, 01:07:29 PM
Onto the Cuyahoga River after these last 3 pics from Conneaut Creek.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on May 24, 2020, 08:56:19 PM
Nice. Was hoping to get out this week but now we have rain in the forecast every day. Go figure. lol  :D
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on May 24, 2020, 09:00:24 PM
Little rain here, Holiday weekend and GA temps of 86 degrees make for more Stay-at-Home orders. Lol
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on May 24, 2020, 10:04:34 PM
Good luck with that. GA is open and all is well. Low 90's here today, got lots of flying in.  \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on May 24, 2020, 10:11:15 PM
I just watched your fun times. The RC paraglider was interesting.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on May 24, 2020, 10:23:26 PM
Hehe Cool. Yeah, that was a cool setup. I need to build the PPC version that looks like mine. haha
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on May 24, 2020, 10:55:39 PM
You and Charlie own them or rent them?
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on May 24, 2020, 11:35:01 PM
We each own our own.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on May 26, 2020, 10:01:45 PM
These next few days of pics are of the Cuyahoga River. We launch a half mile West on Lake Erie and head over. A few times I thought the Mokai would become a submarine due to the wind picking up and creating whitecaps on Lake Erie. Since there aren't any launches on the Cuyahoga River, it's not always fun getting to and from the launch. As long as the wind is blowing from the shore towards Canada at less than 8 mph, I'll chance having some fun on one of the best rivers in our area. The video shows the flag blowing towards the SW at about 14 mph, the forecast called for 2 mph wind that day...not good!!!

Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Craig5251 on May 27, 2020, 01:09:51 AM
Does that rotating bridge still work? I’ve only seen one working, ever.

The river swells would be my limit, and the lake swells would definitely swamp my boat! I learned the hard way.

Always enjoy your videos.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on May 27, 2020, 05:56:20 AM
The bridge still works as well as a couple verticals bridges too. Thought I was going to be at the bottom of the Lake one time.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on May 27, 2020, 07:39:47 AM
Bridges are always cool, I've yet to see any of the old ones in action. Big swells in a Mokai is just no fun. lol
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on May 27, 2020, 09:10:33 PM
I think the railroad abandoned a few but the Freight and Steel Mill ships make their way from Lake Erie to the mill, about 8 miles up the Cuyahoga. The first bridge on the Cuyahoga from the lake is cool, vertical train bridge that rises from water level to around 100 feet. I like that swinging car traffic one too. I-90 and  lots others to see too, to bad they don't have a ramp on the river yet. I hear maybe in a year or two with money from a federal grant...can't wait!

The verticle bridge is at the beginning (Raised) and at the end (lowered) in the video.


Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on May 30, 2020, 07:49:25 AM
Mile one up the Cuyahoga off Lake Erie.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on May 31, 2020, 10:50:19 AM
Cool pictures, riding that river would feel like driving through a city to me, but that big bridge is cool! lol I would miss my jungle and alligator scenery. haha  :D
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on June 02, 2020, 10:43:39 AM
It does feel like driving thru the city at times, but I like that there is always something different around every bend, compared to my usual muddy banks on the Mahoning River. Lol
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on June 02, 2020, 02:06:36 PM
Always fun to get an airshow like that.  >:D
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on June 03, 2020, 04:01:56 PM
I might attempt to launch from that plastic floating dock. Think I could wheel it down with the Mokart, remove Mokart and slide it off the dock into the water without sinking the Mokai?
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on June 03, 2020, 04:56:00 PM
Nice bridges. Launching of a floating dock might work out okay, might not, you'll know it wasn't if you swamp the boat! haha  :D
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: bizler on June 04, 2020, 11:46:21 AM
I have both launched and recovered my Mokai on a floating dock on the Columbia at the VANCOUVER waterfront. The distance from the dock to the water was about a foot and a half. No problems. It went well.  ;)

Bill
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on June 04, 2020, 11:54:52 AM
I have both launched and recovered my Mokai on a floating dock on the Columbia at the VANCOUVER waterfront. The distance from the dock to the water was about a foot and a half. No problems. It went well.  ;)

Bill

Good to hear! This dock is at a Cleveland MetroPark restaurant and is used to take passengers for a tour of the river then lunch at the restaurant. It would save me from going onto Lake Erie and avoiding the whitecaps on windy days, which is almost everyday.
I would only have to deal with about 6 inches from dock to water level, but was always afraid of swamping the Mokai. I could probably drive up onto it too. Haha
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on June 04, 2020, 02:47:21 PM
Ahhh, only 6" to a foot would be easy and Bill's done it so you'll be fine. All the floating docks I've seen here are more than that, around 2'.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on June 04, 2020, 04:32:51 PM
The next set of pictures are mainly from other branches of the Cuyahoga in surrounding counties to the Southeast of Cleveland. The first picture is one of a few launches that I use the Mokart. (Mud!)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on June 04, 2020, 06:27:36 PM
Nice catch, looks like a perfect day. I'm hoping to get out Monday for a test run, between dentist appointment and rain I'm not sure it will happen. Glad somebody is having fun!  \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on June 09, 2020, 10:34:04 AM
Closest to the Altamaha sloughs i can get being this far north. Lol
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on June 13, 2020, 09:55:05 AM
This section is towards the East of Cleveland, we launch with the Mokart from Eldon Russell Park, shown in the first set of pictures below.
The weeds grow up to the surface starting in early June, so we have to make this area one of our first trips of the season.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on June 20, 2020, 08:39:01 PM
Nice sunset the evening we got back to the launch a little late, good thing Tom installed the navigation lights.
Very few places to beach and have lunch on this river so we took advantage of the clear runway to disembark.
Only one way to go and it appears it won't be this way...this time. Did I hear someone say...LOG Jump! Lol
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on June 20, 2020, 09:18:39 PM
Nice! Love a good sunset run, it's been a while since I've gotten one in. Soon again for sure! Great pics.  \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on June 20, 2020, 09:45:55 PM
You seem to get plenty, everytime you go up up up in the PPC. Lol
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Hillbilly on June 21, 2020, 09:38:34 AM
Those were great, Chuck,  Thanks
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on June 21, 2020, 10:34:42 AM
Those were great, Chuck,  Thanks

We get to see a lot in these Little boats. 😁👌
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on June 21, 2020, 05:57:19 PM
You seem to get plenty, everytime you go up up up in the PPC. Lol

Indeed, those sunsets are priceless! River sunsets hold a special place of their own though.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on June 21, 2020, 09:15:15 PM
I better catch as many sunsets as I can, because I certainly ain't catchinh any fish.  :)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on June 21, 2020, 09:24:52 PM
 :D :))
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on June 24, 2020, 01:31:14 PM
A few more sunsets after a mokai trip...
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on June 26, 2020, 08:22:53 PM
Some of these may look familiar from the Bridgapalooza video. Our trip to Defiance, Oh and the Maumee/Auglaise/Tiffin Rivers awhile back. Home of the lonliest Boat ramp in the U.S.
We may have been the only ones to ever use it. Lol
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on June 26, 2020, 11:37:05 PM
Looks relaxing. This was one of my highlights from today.

Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on June 27, 2020, 04:16:45 PM
I saw a gator floating down my river last week. Although, it was only a blow up one that must have been lost by one of those dreaded recreational boater.s Lol
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on June 27, 2020, 05:36:50 PM
 :D
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on June 30, 2020, 11:12:57 AM
Can anyone name those fish?
I caught four and a 5 inch Crappie while getting to see a few hundred Blue Herron and Cormorants on the Black river yesterday.
Using 4lb test on my Ultralight made it even more fun. They tended to take me for a Mokai ride for a few hundred feet before they tired out.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: MAXTORQUE on June 30, 2020, 05:04:57 PM
The mouth is throwing me off but it looks like a freshwater drum.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on June 30, 2020, 05:13:24 PM
The mouth is throwing me off but it looks like a freshwater drum.

Thanks. I was leaning towards a freshwater drum from images on Google. It's been 30 years since I caught one but I think we used to call them Sheepshead. I was taught it was a cross between a Sucker and Carp, not sure how true that is though. We usually caught them while fishing for Carp using dough ball. Landed 3 yesterday while using a 1/32 jig on 4lb test, which made it really fun to bring into the Mokai. Each one was around 25 inches and guessing 4-5-lb.

This is one dam up river from where we used to catch the freshwater drums. If I snagged into this thing, I might end up in Pittsburgh. Lol
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Relichunter on June 30, 2020, 07:16:21 PM
Thanks CC-CODER for that interesting clip on the paddlefish. I used to live in Pennsylvania and fished nearly all of the upper Allegheny River from the Kinzua Reservoir spillway on down to East Brady but never saw a paddlefish except in an exhibit (might have been in the old Tionesta fish hatchery).

Wife & I went to church early this past Sunday morning. Afterwards my wife told me "go out and enjoy yourself". So I spent the rest of the day with the Mokai motoring around Pymatuning Lake. I noticed my top speed was down a bit but quickly diagnosed the problem as additional Covid-19 weight.

I was surprised to find the public launch vehicle/trailer parking lot on the Ohio side just south of the "Causeway" was full up. I managed to find a spot to park and spent the day motoring around the lake. About 3:30, I decided to pack it up before all the other boats returned. Motored back to the ramp and counted at least 12 boats waiting to go in. I was guessing I would have to wait hours till I could get in. Much to my surprise, by 4:00 every waiting boat was out of the water and the ramp was clear. So I went in, tied off the craft, and walked toward the lot to get my car and trailer. Thats when I discovered the reason for the crowd. There was a walleye fishing tournament. All boats had to be out of the water by 4:00. Talked to a few of the fellows and was told one guy had brought in a 5 fish, 21#+ total. Impressive.

All of that reminded me of some "unusual" pictures I had taken last year on the lake. My first guess was the result of the boat owner talking to customer service at a company that "shalt not be named" ;D. After a bit, I realized it was "fish habitat" in the making :D.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on June 30, 2020, 09:29:47 PM
LOL Well at least they had spare tires!!!  :D
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on June 30, 2020, 09:38:25 PM
Thought the tires might be for one of them amphibious vehicles.
I've kayaked the Shenango River and camped near the Pymatuming Lake. Also, grew up 30 miles north of Pgh. (Tarentum)
I ran into a similar situation a few Saturdays past when a Bass tournament qualifier was happening at Westbranch Reservoir in Ohio. Now I Google for fishing tourny's before heading to any lake...learned my lesson.
Thanks for posting the pictures.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Relichunter on June 30, 2020, 11:07:32 PM
LOL Well at least they had spare tires!!!  :D

Didn’t see that little one liner coming, shot some root beer though my nose and tears rolling down my cheeks.
 :D :D :))
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on June 30, 2020, 11:27:00 PM
 \./8 :D :D :D   \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Craig5251 on July 01, 2020, 11:49:16 AM
I always love the industrial areas, so much to see.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on July 02, 2020, 08:05:00 PM
The Tiffin and Auglaise Rivers meet the Maumee River within about a mile of the ramp.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on July 02, 2020, 08:15:40 PM
Cool shots!  \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on July 02, 2020, 08:24:58 PM
Thanks. You may have influenced my style with all the videos you post.  :)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on July 02, 2020, 11:47:04 PM
 \./8 >:D \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on July 03, 2020, 09:00:19 PM
More from our Defiance, Oh trip
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on July 04, 2020, 10:22:50 AM
A fork in the River, which way should we choose? We chose to the right and the Tiffin River on our second trip.
After talking to a local, we should have camped on the Auglaise River instead of the Maumee. Oh well, just have to go back again.  :)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on July 04, 2020, 03:39:10 PM
Always go back and try the other fork, I leave no path unexplored. haha

Enjoying the pics, thanks for posting. \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on July 05, 2020, 03:43:09 PM
Rideau Canal
Ontario, Canada
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rideau_Canal

We went up to the Elgin, Ontario area last year to research if the Rideau Canal would be possible to navigate with the Mokai's.
     The Canal is roughly 125 miles long and is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
     After heading to Watertown, NY from Cleveland, we took a Ferry from Cape Vincent to Wolfe's Island to Kingston, Ontario. Headed
     north to Elgin and begun our research. The lock system is amazing and I believe most are still open/closed by manual mode. I've
     included the Wiki Link for some reading material if anyone is interested.
We stayed at an AirB&B Cabin right at Chaffey's Lock which was reasonably priced, and had a boat launch too. Camping is available at
     most of the Locks and the fishing sounds incredible, according to the locals. We will definitely be heading back as soon as the
     borders reopen.
Here's a little teaser video that shows some of the amazing vistas and Locks.

Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: bizler on July 07, 2020, 08:29:47 PM
Looks like a really interesting place to explore in a Mokai.  Too bad it’s so far away from my area of the country.  ;)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on July 08, 2020, 12:58:29 PM
Looks like a really interesting place to explore in a Mokai.  Too bad it’s so far away from my area of the country.  ;)
I feel the same about your neck of the woods, I'll get back up there someday.
Very peaceful and panoramic vistas up in that part of Canada, I hope the borders are back open by September.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Duff on July 08, 2020, 09:06:51 PM
Very Nicely Done.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on July 08, 2020, 09:51:24 PM
Very Nicely Done.

Thanks
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Craig5251 on July 09, 2020, 12:00:45 AM
Canals are nice, but they are normally absolutely “no wake “ zones.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on July 09, 2020, 12:10:54 AM
That would be boring, stuck in a long canal going 2 mph...   >:(  :D
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on July 11, 2020, 02:41:27 PM
Two mph is even slow for me but the boating laws in Ontario seem similar to the lakes and rivers in my area. Just common sense around marinas and the Lock and Dam areas. Once past the locks, the speed limit tends to be unlimited horsepower. We will probably look to spend time between two locks, then move to the next area towards Ottawa, always heading up river of course. Lol

Some videos of the sections of the Rideau Canal.
http://www.rideau-info.com/canal/videos/index.html
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Craig5251 on July 11, 2020, 06:30:41 PM
Wow, that looks really cool! Your right about speed being common sense too.
It’s a shame. We have several canals in my area ( SE Pa. ), but they have been allowed to fall into disrepair. Most are drained, or electric only.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on July 11, 2020, 06:56:36 PM
Wow, that looks really cool! Your right about speed being common sense too.
It’s a shame. We have several canals in my area ( SE Pa. ), but they have been allowed to fall into disrepair. Most are drained, or electric only.

I think most were only used for 30-40 years before the railroads came into existence and moved food and supplies.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: niteshft on July 11, 2020, 10:53:31 PM
 In Maine, you have to be "no-wake" within 200' from any shore, I believe. So, in the middle of less than a 400' wide river, you have to go slow. It doesn't make sense to me if it's not bothering anyone...no traffic or habitat shoreline. I was bagged by a Warden in the "North Woods." He didn't formally charge me but did warn me. 
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on July 12, 2020, 09:19:31 PM
That was a strange Mokai adventure.  :)

River to the Mokaiverse!


Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on July 13, 2020, 12:00:46 AM
Fun times! Really enjoyed that trip!!  :)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on July 14, 2020, 04:28:55 PM
The first trip was the best to come. Lol
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on July 17, 2020, 06:22:11 PM
Having a little nonstop fun since getting the Mokai's!!
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on July 17, 2020, 11:25:12 PM
Nice shots! Really like that first one. Great catch too, nice cat!! >:D
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on July 18, 2020, 11:38:44 AM
I like the first pic too. (Allegheny Reservoir)
We have definitely seen more wildlife and scenic views than we did just kayaking or hiking. Just saw another eagle and river otter yesterday to go along with 2 more catfish.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: niteshft on July 18, 2020, 12:04:10 PM
 I wish I never got rid of mine. :'(
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on July 18, 2020, 12:28:54 PM
I wish I never got rid of mine. :'(

Hopefully you can get your parts for the Stik, maybe sell it and get back in a Mokai again.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Craig5251 on July 18, 2020, 10:01:31 PM
I like the first pic too. (Allegheny Reservoir)
We have definitely seen more wildlife and scenic views than we did just kayaking or hiking. Just saw another eagle and river otter yesterday to go along with 2 more catfish.

It’s been the opposite for me. All the wildlife runs away when they hear the engine coming.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on July 18, 2020, 10:27:22 PM
Most of the wildlife seems to look for me. Guess they don't see me sitting in the Mokai while fishing with the engine off. Also, we're lucky to be within 2 hours of a couple dozen rivers and lakes. (Michigan, Ohio and Western Pa.)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on July 19, 2020, 02:06:29 PM
Just Putt 'n around...
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Craig5251 on July 19, 2020, 07:39:35 PM
The last pic reminded me of my last trip on the water. Never tried going over a tree before, but did that time, as I would have had to return home. So easy! Opened up a whole new section of river to me.

Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on July 19, 2020, 07:46:39 PM
I mAde it to the dam this year without dealing with all the down trees, first time in 3 years. Depending on the river height, can usually get to my fishing spot about 7 miles from the launch.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on July 20, 2020, 08:36:18 PM
I'm reposting this from a different topic because....I need some motivation to edit more short videos. Lol

Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on July 20, 2020, 08:57:02 PM
That was good, Chuck. You kept it moving with short clips, interesting shots, nice diversity in subject matter, and the music fit. You can make things work even better by cutting a shot a little shorter so the transition is timed with a beat in the music. Helps it flow better. Nice job though, keep it up.  \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on July 23, 2020, 11:19:47 AM
Grayson Reservoir in Kentucky.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Relichunter on July 23, 2020, 11:30:08 AM
Grayson Reservoir in Kentucky.

Great pictures, thanks for sharing. My wife and I have spent a few days over the past several years at the Greenbo Lake Lodge. No kayaking but a bit of hiking and bicycling in the area. A beautiful area for a weekend getaway.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on July 23, 2020, 02:06:29 PM
Great pictures, thanks for sharing. My wife and I have spent a few days over the past several years at the Greenbo Lake Lodge. No kayaking but a bit of hiking and bicycling in the area. A beautiful area for a weekend getaway.

We stayed at Greenbo Lodge too. Mokai'd at both Grayson and Greenbo, although I don't think I took any footage at Greenbo Lake.

Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on July 25, 2020, 02:29:18 PM
Ramps and Romps...
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Craig5251 on July 28, 2020, 04:02:41 PM
It’s so nice when the ramps aren’t crowded. It’s amazing how impatient people get.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on July 28, 2020, 05:43:17 PM
That's why I avoid the ramp on weekends and holidays. The goal is to get away from people for me.  ;)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on July 29, 2020, 09:07:18 AM
Mishmash Adventures
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on July 31, 2020, 11:30:31 AM
Killer Bees, Follow the Leader on Lake Erie and some lonely Mokai's...

Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on August 04, 2020, 01:19:38 PM
Our favorite place to bring the Mokai's and relax.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Relichunter on August 04, 2020, 02:12:39 PM
Our favorite place to bring the Mokai's and relax.

Looks to me as just below the spillway at Kinzua on the Allegheny River, Warren, Pa.
If I am correct, I spent many an hour fishing there. After the dam was built, the spillway was accessible on both sides of the river. Facing the spillway, on the left side, people could stand and fish from the concrete access way. When they hooked a fish, they dropped a big square landing net with a long rope to haul the fish up. On the right side, you could get close enough to fish right next to the power station building. I remember watching them open the high voltage open air switches, wow, the electrical arc was near 2’ long.

We also waded and fished the spillway. They hadn’t dredged it yet so there were a couple islands. I learned early to wear a belt around my chest waders. Otherwise I might have ended up in New Orleans.  :'(
Fact, years later a friend I had made told me he fished the same areas as me. He didn’t wear the belt (learned the hard way) and stepped off into a sharp drop off and went under. Fortunately he was quickly washed toward the shallows.

Only warnings (boat were never allowed that close to the dam) were signs to watch for dangerous currents and a horn would sound before they started increasing the water outlet.

First stop was Brokenstraw creek to fish for and catch minnows in the 4” to 6” range, then on to the spillway. 12” suckers were Muskie bait. Caught everything from Muskie, Walleye, Trout, mostly all the best gamefish. I have always been mostly catch and release (don’t like cleaning fish).

Then they dredged the spillway and put it off limits for wading. Really haven’t been to the spillway since the mid 70’s. But what a fishing gold mine it was.

Once the dam was full, they kind of kept the discharge rate at a relatively constant flow of water. A lot of our old favorite fishing “pools” disappeared and we waded from near Tidiute on down mostly only to Tionesta. When wading, we often using the buddy method to cross the river. Lock arms, the upstream guy leaning against the downstream guy and vice versa. The only “safe” way to wade some places when you weren’t paying attention to the time and dusk was rapidly approaching.

Can’t count the hours we spent at Hooks Brook camping when the kids were young and later the wife and I camped aboard our cruiser spending days in Cornplanter Bay.

Sorry for the nostalgic rambling, just brings back great memories.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on August 04, 2020, 06:34:54 PM
No problem being nostalgic, we need some positive memories these days. Your correct on the location being Kinzua. My wife and I stayed at Hook's Brook a couple weeks ago. We prefer weekdays in May and Sept because of the serenity of being on a 25 mile long Reservoir without a house or person in sight. It's a strange feeling to take the Mokai from shore to 100 ft out on the Reservoir and be in 80 ft of water.
Appreciate the your thoughts on the area and especially the history surrounding the Allegheny River and Reservoir.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on August 23, 2020, 02:44:12 PM
Some more fun times in Ludowici, GA.... and navigating the Altamha river.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on August 23, 2020, 04:35:01 PM
That was a fun day!  \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on August 23, 2020, 07:35:17 PM
Maybe we can do it again in October? Less work and more fun please!  :)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on August 23, 2020, 08:24:59 PM
Sounds like a plan, I'm up for more fun!!  >:D
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Hillbilly on August 24, 2020, 06:46:36 AM
Thanks, CW.  You make it feel I'm there.  There is no view like the view from the river
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on August 24, 2020, 07:24:52 AM
Thanks, CW.  You make it feel I'm there.  There is no view like the view from the river

Thanks. I've had my fair share of the views this season.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Relichunter on August 24, 2020, 12:53:50 PM
Thanks. I've had my fair share of the views this season.

And I am supposedly retired and can’t get away for the “views”.  >:(
One of these days I am going to tell the Steel Mills, “I can’t come in anymore, this time I am really, really, really retired”.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Larry on August 24, 2020, 01:25:18 PM
Maybe we can do it again in October? Less work and more fun please!  :)
Chuck....So you go visit Tom and he puts you to work. LOL You must be retired because this is one great trip.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on August 24, 2020, 02:26:45 PM
Chuck....So you go visit Tom and he puts you to work. LOL You must be retired because this is one great trip.

Tom did all the work, even hooked me a fish.  :)
I must be retired, but don't tell my wife.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on August 25, 2020, 03:52:30 PM
https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/KinzuaBridgeStatePark/Pages/default.aspx (https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/KinzuaBridgeStatePark/Pages/default.aspx)

Visited some sites around our favorite reservoir last year.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on August 26, 2020, 04:59:58 PM
Short detour from our Mokai fun in the sun.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on August 26, 2020, 06:27:51 PM
Nice, lots of great shots to get away from a river. Sunsets are great anywhere. Here's a sunrise over Yosemite valley from 2009.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on August 27, 2020, 01:01:15 PM
Beautiful shot. Few minutes later...might have trouble finding your way back to the car.  :)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on August 27, 2020, 02:37:16 PM
Oops, thought it was a sunset.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on August 28, 2020, 04:20:01 PM
Some views that evaded me before my Mokai purchase...
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on September 04, 2020, 07:12:02 PM
Some more from Kinzua Bridge State Park.

The Viaduct, once the longest and tallest railroad structure at 2,053 feet long and 301 feet high, was partially destroyed by a tornado during 2003.
Reinvented as a pedestrian walkway during 2011, visitors can stroll 600 feet out on the remaining support towers, peer miles out into the Kinzua Gorge, and gaze down through the partial glass platform at the end of the walkway.

(https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/KinzuaBridgeStatePark/Pages/default.aspx (https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/KinzuaBridgeStatePark/Pages/default.aspx))
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: fairweatherfisherman on September 04, 2020, 09:59:12 PM
Wow, that is pretty cool looking.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on September 04, 2020, 09:59:53 PM
This is really cool!  \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on September 04, 2020, 10:07:52 PM
We thought so too. There's also an interactive museum of how they built the span and the surrounding towns. Might be listed in the link.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on September 05, 2020, 02:35:47 PM
A very short 2 mile trip back to the ramp on my favorite River.
No sound, Just Sights.  ;)

Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on September 05, 2020, 03:17:57 PM
Nice, best way to enjoy the video ride is in hyper drive! haha  \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on September 07, 2020, 06:12:08 PM
We only owned the Mokai's for a few months when I captured these at Westbranch Reservoir with the GoPro. Also, I was trying to learn how to edit videos.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on September 07, 2020, 06:26:04 PM
Looks like some fun times. Is that a guard rail from a non existent bridge?
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on September 07, 2020, 06:40:24 PM
We're not sure. Looks like the road got washed out and only the guardrail remains?
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Craig5251 on September 07, 2020, 09:39:18 PM
I didn’t even notice that until Tom’s comment!
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on September 07, 2020, 09:50:45 PM
Haha That's what I was thinking, only thing that made sense!! Hahaha  :D
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on September 09, 2020, 12:01:00 PM
Nice day to be out puttin' around in the Mokai on the Westbranch Reservoir.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on September 09, 2020, 01:09:43 PM
Looks like it. I'm ready for some river time myself, might have some test runs to do next week.  \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on September 10, 2020, 11:47:21 AM
Today is the start of the "Bridges" series. After getting back from Tom's shop in 2017 with our newly upgraded Mokai's, one of our first stops was on the...Allegheny River in Freeport, Pa.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on September 10, 2020, 01:11:08 PM
Nice! The older the better!!  :)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Hillbilly on September 11, 2020, 07:19:12 AM
Hey, Chuck.  This is timely.  I hope to get out to Freeport and put in the Allegheny next week.  Now I'll feel like I've been there before. 

Fished the Youghiogheny yesterday and had a Twilight Zone experience.  Saw five muskies in one hour in one pool.  Fish everywhere but only caught one bass.  Our rivers are gems.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on September 11, 2020, 12:54:35 PM
Hey, Chuck.  This is timely.  I hope to get out to Freeport and put in the Allegheny next week.  Now I'll feel like I've been there before. 

Fished the Youghiogheny yesterday and had a Twilight Zone experience.  Saw five muskies in one hour in one pool.  Fish everywhere but only caught one bass.  Our rivers are gems.

Hope you catch some biggies. Check out the Kiski up near the Dam if you go. Just remember which way you went up stream in order to have an easier time getting back down thru the mini rapids.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Hillbilly on September 12, 2020, 06:59:31 AM
Will do.  The Kiski river starts not far from my home but I've never spent time on it.  Looking forward to exploring the mouth.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on September 19, 2020, 01:32:39 PM
We travel under one bridge on the Allegheny Reservoir from our boat-in only camp site. (Hooks Brook)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on September 20, 2020, 04:54:35 PM
Couple hundred miles south of the source of the Allegheny River, about a half hour drive North of Pittsburgh, Pa. (GO PENS!)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on September 21, 2020, 06:32:02 PM
Black River - Westside of Cleveland, Oh
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Craig5251 on September 22, 2020, 07:19:31 PM
Always love your pics Chuck! Hopefully we can get together next year.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on September 22, 2020, 09:15:37 PM
Always love your pics Chuck! Hopefully we can get together next year.
Thanks. We'll have to try again next year. My wife and I were north of you last week in Wellsboro to visit the Pa Grand Canyon.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on September 23, 2020, 08:03:01 PM
Creeks, Lakes and Rivers from Port Huron, Mi to Utica, Pa.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on September 24, 2020, 12:43:08 AM
Nice bridge shots!  :)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on September 24, 2020, 09:43:06 AM
Thanks to your upgrades and customer service, we'll get to see a lot more of them. :D
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on September 24, 2020, 03:23:23 PM
These are the reservoirs created by my favorite river, the Mahoning.
After awhile, a lot of these bridges start to look familiar....:D
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Craig5251 on September 26, 2020, 09:31:42 AM
Hey Chuck! It’s been a while since I was at “ the Grand Canyon of Pa. “. The water is usually too low for the Mokai, but it’s popular for rafters.

In your pictures ( #80 Bridge ), is that in Pa? Looks familiar.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Relichunter on September 26, 2020, 11:25:05 AM
Beautiful day on the Grand River, Fairport Harbor, Ohio. Chatted with a couple Ohio Wildlife officers (they were check commercial perch haul). They told me the Steelhead were "stacking up" at the break wall and lighthouse area in preparation of the fall run. Fished for several hours but no luck. Too sunny and water temperature needs to drop a couple degrees. IIRC, water temp was about 66F. Another week or two with some more rain will bring them in.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on September 26, 2020, 03:11:17 PM
Brought my wife up to the Grand River for the first time a few days ago. No luck trying to catch a catfish or two. Looks like fairly calm waters for you that day.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Craig5251 on September 26, 2020, 03:43:07 PM
It’s so cool seeing fresh water that’s that big! I hope to get to Lake Erie next summer though.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Relichunter on September 27, 2020, 10:06:58 AM
It’s so cool seeing fresh water that’s that big! I hope to get to Lake Erie next summer though.

It was an exceptionally calm water day. I have been boating on Lake Erie (normally in our old 24' dual helm cruiser) for many years. It can get rough surprisingly fast where 24' is the smallest boat I would want to be in. We used to keep our boat docked at the Grand River marina. It was nice to hop on and go for a day of walleye fishing. As we got older, the boat got a little too big for my wife to handle so we sold it. But I made many trips between the lighthouse and the break wall on my way out to the lake. I would fish anywhere from 4 to 25 miles out. GPS enabled autopilot helped get me home.

To show how calm it was, attached are pictures of the break wall itself and a view looking back from the break wall at the Coast Guard station at the mouth of the Grand River. As for the calm day, by comparison I can't tell you how many times I have seen enormous waves crashing over the top of the break wall when fishing for steelhead from the break wall leading to the light house (sometimes the waves crashed over it too and it's much higher up) or the pier just opposite the Coast guard station. We drive down there sometimes during stormy weather just to watch the 10' or more waves crashing into the break wall. Nature is truly beautiful and amazing.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on September 28, 2020, 06:04:02 PM
So true, it can get rough very quick. I had a tough, scary situation 2 yrs ago with perfect conditions trying to make it back to the Edgewater Park ramp from the Cuyahoga River. 2 mph wind blowing the right direction from shore to Canada when I launched. 15 mph with higher gusts and white caps when I returned 2 hrs later. Waves coming in the cockpit faster than the bilge could pump it out. I haven't tried going back except maybe once.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Craig5251 on September 29, 2020, 06:13:11 AM
Same here, on the Delaware River. Went out with a slight breeze, on the way back, wind kicked up to 30mph gusts, with water soaking me in late Fall conditions. I was scared. It took three hours at just above idle speed to get back.
Usually going on plane keeps the water off me, but the swells were 2-3 feet at times, and I would have sunk.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on October 10, 2020, 02:25:58 PM
Some Mokai'n, Bike'n, Drive'n and Camp'n to the places with views. Making our way to and from Tom's in Ludowici, Ga for some more upgrades while downgrading for some deserved R&R.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: msfitoyfactory on October 10, 2020, 02:34:24 PM
Some Mokai'n, Bike'n, Drive'n and Camp'n to the places with views. Making our way to and from Tom's in Ludowici, Ga for some more upgrades while downgrading for some deserved R&R.
Nice...what type of navigation lights are you sporting?
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on October 10, 2020, 03:17:03 PM
Nice...what type of navigation lights are you sporting?

Tom made a video of installing them but I can't locate it. Think he used a soldering tip to heat an inset with threads and melted the Mokai's plastic, looked easier than drilling holes. I've broken 4 transom lights since getting the Mokai so will probably opt for a flush mount set of lights similar to the navigation lights. I use the lights more for others to see me when I stay out to view sunsets or, get back from fishing past sunset.

Navigation Lights: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AJV9470/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Transom Lights: https://www.ebay.com/itm/224069844231
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on October 10, 2020, 05:06:12 PM
Here's the link to what I use; now I just slide the insert over a pair of needle nose pliers and briefly heat with a torch to insert. 
http://www.improvingyourmokai.com/index.php/topic,1297.msg11271.html#msg11271
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on October 10, 2020, 06:51:40 PM
Looks fairly easy  with just pliers and torch needed for tools. Even I have those in the toolbox.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Hillbilly on October 11, 2020, 08:51:31 AM
Those are great pictures, Chuck.  Looks like the perfect fall getaway
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on October 11, 2020, 02:41:18 PM
Those are great pictures, Chuck.  Looks like the perfect fall getaway

Some more from our recent trip....had know idea how deep we would be until looking at the fishfinder.
Wow, kind of intimidating, but Fun!
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on October 11, 2020, 05:33:37 PM
Guess that means you won't be fishing the bottom of that one for Catfish!  :))
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on October 11, 2020, 06:38:45 PM
Guess that means you won't be fishing the bottom of that one for Catfish!  :))

Only if you upgrade my anchor system. I did see an occasional fish on my screen, only 200 ft down.
We don't kayaking in Alaska and they told us the depth was around 1200 ft.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on October 14, 2020, 04:33:04 PM
Tough going lately, so I'll take it. (17 in)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on October 14, 2020, 04:49:07 PM
Number 2
Chuck-a-Luck...😃
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on October 14, 2020, 05:57:47 PM
Very nice! I'm shooting for some fishing time in the morning, freezer is getting low and winter is almost here!! Glad you're having fun, thanks for sharing.  \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on October 14, 2020, 07:53:19 PM
It was a good day...and night.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on October 14, 2020, 09:13:34 PM
Niiice!  :)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on October 17, 2020, 01:55:01 PM
Back to more bridges...
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on October 17, 2020, 02:08:04 PM
Niiice!  >:D
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: niteshft on October 17, 2020, 09:56:24 PM
Hopefully you can get your parts for the Stik, maybe sell it and get back in a Mokai again.

 Actually, I rather liked the Stik/JetAngler verses the Mokai...it is nice to stand up on the boat and able to cast in various positions. I got my parts and then some, so I'm OK there but others may have not been so lucky.

 You guys fishing Catfish, I love your enthusiasm, but we don't have them like that here, and I'm grateful. Those great mouths would swallow anything here we have for sport. Nymphs work great here but surface flies work even better at times of the year. I love Trout and Salmon fishing for the most part but I have to say, Bass fishing is tremendous if know where to go.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on October 18, 2020, 02:18:11 PM
Defiance, Oh
Bridges on the Maumee, Auglaise and Tiffin Rivers.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on October 19, 2020, 02:42:22 PM
Some from the Cuyahoga River near Clv, Oh where it meets Lake Erie.
Lots of different kinds of bridges on this stretch of river.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on October 19, 2020, 10:41:00 PM
Now those are my kind of bridges! Love the metal work.  >:D
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on October 21, 2020, 03:29:39 PM
A bike trail, country road, abandon RR and potential obstacle to more Mokai fun....
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on October 21, 2020, 03:47:57 PM
 \./8 :) \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on October 24, 2020, 02:33:42 PM
Tunnel Vision Time...
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on October 24, 2020, 10:20:04 PM
Tunnels..... MmmmmHmmmmm Love those too! hahah  >:D
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Craig5251 on October 24, 2020, 11:45:15 PM
We will never see that kind of stonework again. I love the first one! Every time I go under one like that, I’m just in awe of the craftsmanship.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on October 25, 2020, 01:10:31 AM
Agreed, they don't make them like they used to. Everything is so commercialized nowadays, no character at all. Flat sterile concrete with no thought to form other than to be structurally sound. Seeing those old hand laid bridges is always a treat.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on October 26, 2020, 10:36:05 AM
Some old with the new on these bridge columns.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on October 26, 2020, 08:20:10 PM
Nice one.  \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on October 26, 2020, 09:27:50 PM
Hard to believe that trains cross over it. We were on Conneaut Creek in NE Ohio, supposedly a very good spot for Steelhead trout.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on October 30, 2020, 06:05:58 PM
The highs and the lows....
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on October 30, 2020, 06:11:39 PM
Some really good ones this time! I'd like to see more of the double, and the last one.  \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on October 30, 2020, 08:12:18 PM
I can't find another good picture of that one, so I guess this will have to do.

Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on October 31, 2020, 08:42:15 PM
Nice video, definitely enjoyed it! The one carousel type bridge that was opening was really cool. Nice touch adding my bridge at the end. That was a fun day!  \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Relichunter on November 01, 2020, 02:46:55 AM
I can't find another good picture of that one, so I guess this will have to do.


Nice video, thank you for sharing it.

Grand River Ohio has been a mess for fishing for the past couple weeks. Went out 1 day near what we call the “pipe bridge”. Didn’t catch any steelhead. River has been a mess since the rains had started. However that day people were catching them off the pier across from the Coast Guard Station. A fellow told me when I had come in that he had counted at least 56 people on the pier. He said people were lined up shoulder to shoulder. Was a beautiful day in general, just not for river fishing.

Steelhead fishing has been pretty spotty even off the pier. I took this picture a few days ago. Not many people on the pier but a few steelhead were being caught.

Nephew has been musky fishing in Pennsylvania. His son still has him beat for biggest musky of the year.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Relichunter on November 01, 2020, 03:06:20 AM
Speaking of Mokai Sights, I was trying to tidy up my study a bit. Lots of history books, computer parts, and then I spotted a strange looking unopened box.
Had a better look at the unopened box and saw it was from Mokai to me. I had forgotten all about it but years ago when I bought my Mokai I had also bought a cockpit “spray skirt”. I bought it thinking it would keep me warmer when cold weather fishing. Never used it because I use a cold weather survival coat (type lll pfd) whenever I am out on cold water.
Wonder if it held up in the box over these past 10 or so years? It has been stored in my study from the day I received it.

Anyone interested in it? Fits a 2009 Mokai. This was a spray skirt that wrapped around your body and fastened over the cockpit. I still don’t see much use for it. I imagine it would look like this one.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on November 01, 2020, 07:41:59 AM
Haha That's cool. I've never seen one of those spray skirts in person but it will fit any 2000-2012 model. And that is quite a fish there!! I can only imagine reeling that one in.. lol I bet that was fun!  :-O
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Relichunter on November 01, 2020, 08:40:42 AM
Haha That's cool. I've never seen one of those spray skirts in person but it will fit any 2000-2012 model. And that is quite a fish there!! I can only imagine reeling that one in.. lol I bet that was fun!  :-O

Gosh Tom, you are a virtual fountain of knowledge on Mokai’s. How the heck would anyone else know cockpit dimensions for different years?

I have taken my Mokai out bass fishing on that same lake. But that musky in a Mokai might present a challenge. :))

I also use my Mokai for fishing difficult waters and to get me to relic hunting spots I can’t access by land. Have had it in the rivers and lakes all over the NE & MW.

Before the Mokai for relic hunting I used to use a small perception kayak with a folding bike to get me back upriver. But pedaling up and down hills gets old fast if you don’t do it often.

And for lakes I still have (but don’t use) one of the first water jet propulsion canoes ever made, a 1960 fiberglass Span. Has a 2&1/2 hp 2 cycle motor with a through hull pump. Steering is done by a tiller arm mounted on top of the motor.

I did break down last week and bought an older Tracker 16’ with a 25hp OMC. Got a great price cause the engine wouldn’t go above a fast idle. Simple fix, 1 loose throttle actuating clamp, a 5 minute fix saved me about $2,000. Might give me a bit more room for cold water fishing.

I am always afraid of cold water. Learned my lesson boat camping for a weekend on my old big cruiser on Kinzua Reservoir in Pa. Early spring, anchored in Cornplanter bay. Looked at the water temperature and it was maybe around 56 degrees or so. I decided I wanted to take a quick bath. Set the soap and towels on the swim platform, put on my swimming trunks and jumped in. OMG, I thought my head was going to explode. Calmed myself and finished a 30 second bath.

Water temps are falling fast up here in Ohio and the NE. Please be careful everyone if going out on cold water. One thing about the Mokai, very hard to turn turtle. Through the summer I had been considering some of the newer sit on top kayaks for fishing. But then I learned it’s not if, but when you turn turtle. That’s not for me. Did it once in my Valley sea kayak off of Sanibel Island in Florida. Too hard to Eskimo roll an 18’ sea kayak. After my bathing experience in cold water I will only venture out on cold water in my Mokai or on a boat suitable for the water conditions.

Be safe everyone and warmest regards to all.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Larry on November 01, 2020, 11:49:54 AM
Speaking of Mokai Sights, I was trying to tidy up my study a bit. Lots of history books, computer parts, and then I spotted a strange looking unopened box.
Had a better look at the unopened box and saw it was from Mokai to me. I had forgotten all about it but years ago when I bought my Mokai I had also bought a cockpit “spray skirt”. I bought it thinking it would keep me warmer when cold weather fishing. Never used it because I use a cold weather survival coat (type lll pfd) whenever I am out on cold water.
Wonder if it held up in the box over these past 10 or so years? It has been stored in my study from the day I received it.



Anyone interested in it? Fits a 2009 Mokai. This was a spray skirt that wrapped around your body and fastened over the cockpit. I still don’t see much use for it. I imagine it would look like this one.

I had 2 Mokai spray skirts for my 2006. Never used them. Nice fish.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on November 01, 2020, 05:21:24 PM
I could have used the spray skirt a few times trying to get back to the ramp from the Cuyahoga. Weather report today has a marine warning for 8-10 foot swells from OH to NY., might be time to see if the Mokai can also be a surfboard.  :)
Your nephew caught a healthy looking fish. I haven't tried for anything other than catfish, carp, bass and walleye from the Mokai. Me and a Musky would have to tire each other out, then I could try to take out the hook while he's still in the water. Hopefully get the battle on film so I could brag later.
Your old jet powered canoe sounds interesting, do you have any pictures?
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Craig5251 on November 01, 2020, 06:06:21 PM
I would be interested in one of those skirts. Do you have a price in mind?
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on November 02, 2020, 01:25:33 PM
Not your normal bridges...
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on November 03, 2020, 03:56:59 PM
Niiice   :)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on November 08, 2020, 07:35:16 PM
Today's fun in the sun. Hammock camping to my new boat-in only spot. Only one here on a beautiful 72 degree day...hmmm
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on November 08, 2020, 08:18:51 PM
Looks like fun, enjoy!!  :)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Craig5251 on November 08, 2020, 08:20:11 PM
I just saw the video on YouTube. What happened?
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Hillbilly on November 09, 2020, 06:45:54 AM
That looks like a dream come true
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on November 09, 2020, 09:26:12 AM
I just saw the video on YouTube. What happened?
Just checking out my towing package.
My wife drove in for one day and I'm staying longer. I had to tow her boat back to the campsite after she went home.
I'm thinking of using my kayak next time to haul my gear instead of loading up my Mokai.
Anyone have any ideas of another option?
 
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Craig5251 on November 10, 2020, 07:32:17 AM
Maybe an inflatable raft, with a tarp or cover under to gear to protect the boat? That way you can just deflate it later.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Hillbilly on November 10, 2020, 07:42:34 AM
Chuck,
I think you did very well with the two boats.  Your wife has her own boat as long as she needs it.  The Mokai is easy to tow with your boat and you can pack a ton of stuff in and on the Mokai.  When you leave the boats float back on their bunks on the trailer and home you go.
Nice.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on November 10, 2020, 09:21:29 AM
Maybe an inflatable raft, with a tarp or cover under to gear to protect the boat? That way you can just deflate it later.
Good idea. I'll have to see what's out there on eBay.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on November 10, 2020, 09:26:34 AM
Chuck,
I think you did very well with the two boats.  Your wife has her own boat as long as she needs it.  The Mokai is easy to tow with your boat and you can pack a ton of stuff in and on the Mokai.  When you leave the boats float back on their bunks on the trailer and home you go.
Nice.
I had her Mokai loaded up on the way back and it did work out well. I assume that removing the gas and engine and leaving the pump in so it doesn't sink would also be an option? More storage in the endine compartment too.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on November 10, 2020, 10:28:05 AM
I had her Mokai loaded up on the way back and it did work out well. I assume that removing the gas and engine and leaving the pump in so it doesn't sink would also be an option? More storage in the endine compartment too.

That could work, but if you're going to tow the boat you may as well make sure it could serve as a backup if needed. haha
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on November 10, 2020, 03:26:05 PM
Difficult to see in the video but Woody Woodpecker was one of the largest I've seen in years.
Also, decided to try my Osmo Action camera's Hyperlapse option pointing behind me. Would that be considered a Hypo-lapse?  :)

Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Craig5251 on November 11, 2020, 09:16:53 PM
I believe that is a Pileated Woodpecker. They are one of the largest in the US, and one of my favorites.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on November 12, 2020, 12:17:27 AM
That was cool! Woodpeckers aren't a bird you see very often, awesome you got video too! The Hyperlapse was fun, small river like that makes it even better. Music fit. haha  \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on November 14, 2020, 01:47:38 PM
Cuyahoga River (lower)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on November 14, 2020, 06:41:09 PM
Niice!  \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on November 17, 2020, 08:13:20 PM
Might be that sad time of year....
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on November 17, 2020, 08:19:56 PM
Getting there, but never shuts me down completely. 
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on November 22, 2020, 05:38:34 PM
Exploring some bridges north of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on November 22, 2020, 10:20:21 PM
Very nice!  :)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on November 23, 2020, 02:38:24 PM
Getting there, but never shuts me down completely.
Yup, definitely that sad time of year... :-[
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on November 25, 2020, 06:05:06 PM
Just a few of lakes and rivers we have visited since getting our Mokai's in 2017.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Craig5251 on November 26, 2020, 08:46:10 AM
Yup, definitely that sad time of year... :-[

I’m sure I’ll be out at least a couple more times. Unseasonably warm this year, plus getting my motor running again.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on November 26, 2020, 04:51:42 PM
Hope you get out a few more times and get your motor back to normal.

Between the leaves, rain, water levels, snow and highs in the mid 30's next week...I'm calling it quits for this season.
It's been the best year for weather since getting the boats, so I can't complain at all.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on December 11, 2020, 12:51:40 PM
Last of the Mahoning River bridge pictures.
Hand feeding a chickadee during the off season.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on December 11, 2020, 09:42:11 PM
Cool shots! I need to get more adventurous and hit some other rivers in the area.  :-[
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Craig5251 on December 11, 2020, 10:22:30 PM
Those bridges would be great for magnet fishing! Nice pics.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on December 11, 2020, 11:20:20 PM
Maybe I should invest in a nice powerful magnet. Might catch some fish with it as well as treasure. Used to be one of the more polluted rivers in Ohio, maybe the country.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Hillbilly on December 12, 2020, 08:47:53 AM
Great pics, Chuck.  Always enjoy the bridges.  Chickadee was a bonus
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on December 12, 2020, 11:20:20 PM
Great pics, Chuck.  Always enjoy the bridges.  Chickadee was a bonus

Thanks. Now for some from the start of your epic journey.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on December 12, 2020, 11:21:25 PM
Pittsburgh - 3 Rivers
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Hillbilly on December 13, 2020, 11:33:15 AM
Great memories.  Thanks.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on December 13, 2020, 03:03:38 PM
Wide rivers demand long bridges.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on December 13, 2020, 08:37:35 PM
Did I get you hooked on bridges, or is that something we just have in common? LOL Nice shots!  :)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on December 13, 2020, 10:26:23 PM
Did I get you hooked on bridges, or is that something we just have in common? LOL Nice shots!  :)

You probably mentioned it way back when. Then I started to notice how many we were going under, so I decided to film them all.   ;D
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on December 17, 2020, 06:49:03 PM
Shifting gears from Bridges, heading to Lake Erie for a spectacular sunset, then on to the Allegheny Reservoir for a series of views.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on December 17, 2020, 07:33:41 PM
Nice, anywhere in a Mokai is a good thing. Sunsets just make it better.  \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Craig5251 on December 18, 2020, 09:53:30 AM
I think I camped in Ludlow many years ago, or nearby, when I was dating my wife. One of our favorite places.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on December 18, 2020, 04:05:14 PM
Cruising around and having fun in the Moaki's...
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on December 18, 2020, 04:48:16 PM
 ;D :D ;D
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on December 22, 2020, 10:41:56 PM
I'm glad the Craigslist Ad said less than 10 hours on the engine...equals more fun for us.  :o
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on December 23, 2020, 05:22:56 PM
Our normal routine of camping along the Allegheny Reservoir. A little water purification, dehydrated meals and hammock camping to keep our weight down in the Mokai's.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on December 23, 2020, 05:55:06 PM
Nice, love the shot of the Osprey!  \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on December 23, 2020, 07:26:12 PM
Wish I would've been quicker with the camera. Four of them flew over before I decided to quit site-seeing and get some footage.  :-[
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on January 03, 2021, 04:05:16 PM
Allegheny Reservoir / Allegheny River views
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Craig5251 on January 03, 2021, 04:22:34 PM
We have got to get together this year! That looks like a great place to cruise.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on January 03, 2021, 04:27:28 PM
We usually head over middle of May & late Sept.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on January 03, 2021, 05:02:07 PM
Nice shots, imagine playing under that discharge! LOL  :D
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on January 03, 2021, 05:08:25 PM
We tried to play there a few years back, but decided to paddle 100 miles towards Pittsburgh. Lol
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on January 05, 2021, 03:48:55 PM
I grew up near this stretch of the Allegheny River. 20 miles North of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: fairweatherfisherman on January 05, 2021, 08:55:43 PM
That bottom one is a scary sight.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on January 05, 2021, 11:13:57 PM
You know it, especially when we're heading down river.  :)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on January 07, 2021, 04:04:32 PM
I took my sister for a cruise up and down the river near her house, lots to see and the weather was perfect.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on January 07, 2021, 04:09:17 PM
Cool, what was that structure in the last picture?
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on January 07, 2021, 04:15:29 PM
I don't know but it was probably used by the Allegheny Ludlum Steel across the road?
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Craig5251 on January 07, 2021, 04:23:51 PM
I think so. I think it was a pump house to supply water to the plant. We have similar ones here.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on January 08, 2021, 11:01:37 PM
If Elon Musk can, Mini-Mo can too!

Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on January 08, 2021, 11:05:02 PM
 :))
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on January 11, 2021, 11:04:03 AM
One of the few times heading down river and maybe the last.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on January 11, 2021, 01:07:28 PM
Maybe the last?  ???
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on January 11, 2021, 02:14:14 PM
That's when I was having fuel issues and had to tow my sister to a sewer smelling mud beach. Didn't want her going over the Dam a few hundred yards ahead of us.  :)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on January 11, 2021, 10:19:04 PM
Ahh, so all of your trips you go upriver then?
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on January 11, 2021, 10:41:55 PM
90% of the time. Now that both boats have been running good, we might attempt a few rivers downstream.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on January 12, 2021, 02:44:27 PM
Beautiful day for a 20 mile cruise in the Mokai's.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Hillbilly on January 13, 2021, 05:27:36 AM
Nice pics, Chuck.  I boat vicariously through your posts.  Seeing the world from river level is a treat.  Thanks


Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on January 16, 2021, 05:50:30 PM
Nice pics, Chuck.  I boat vicariously through your posts.  Seeing the world from river level is a treat.  Thanks

I agree, since getting the Mokai's, it has definately been a treat to see the world from river level.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on January 16, 2021, 05:52:18 PM
Approaching the Pa-Turnpike near Harmarville, Pa on the Allegheny River.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on January 18, 2021, 12:33:38 PM
Heading up river to checkout the Kiskiminetas & Buffalo creeks which feed the Allegheny River. Asked my other sister if she wanted to come along for a ride.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on January 18, 2021, 01:43:51 PM
Oooh A bridge that's a tunnel too! Rivers need more of those....
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on January 18, 2021, 04:30:35 PM
I've have night fished under that Bridge tunnel most of my life. My grandmother lived less than a half mile from that spot. Finally got to see it from the river view instead of the bank. Thanks to your upgrades and making our Mokai's reliable vessels.   :)
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on January 18, 2021, 05:51:16 PM
That's awesome! Glad to have been a part of making those memories even better!  \./8 :) \./8
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on January 23, 2021, 03:15:22 PM
Buffalo Creek Launch towards the Allegheny River and beyond....
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Painlesstom on January 23, 2021, 04:22:50 PM
Nice. I need to branch out this year and hit some new spots! I'm soooo ready for warm weather again...  :D
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: Craig5251 on January 23, 2021, 06:07:38 PM
I love looking up where people have been, as I just did. I am hoping to get to Pittsburgh this year.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on January 23, 2021, 08:43:04 PM
Nice. I need to branch out this year and hit some new spots! I'm soooo ready for warm weather again...  :D

We really liked the Satilla River near you, reminded me of the Mahoning river up here. Although the AirBB host warned us not to put in at a particular ramp.
Title: Re: CW - Mokai Sights and Sounds
Post by: CC-CODER on January 23, 2021, 08:48:35 PM
I love looking up where people have been, as I just did. I am hoping to get to Pittsburgh this year.

I'd choose mid-week on a low wind day. There's a decent launch with free parking on the Mon River near Southside, close to the Hot Metal Bridge if I recall.