Why this should be a "Lost" Forum, not "Lost and Found"

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Why this should be a "Lost" Forum, not "Lost and Found"

Post by Cowper » Mon May 04, 2009 10:30 pm

Because if more of us would write our phone numbers on our gear, anything found by an honest paddler would come home automatically!

Think about it - anything posted here as "found" was found by someone who is ready and willing to return it to the rightful owner just for a little bit of good river karma. More importantly, think how many paddlers are out there that DON'T read this ACC message board. Many of them would also return anything with a phone number on it.

Laundry markers are good, but almost any waterproof marker will do the job, even if you have to "renew" the numbers once in awhile. For Black paddles, get a white paint pen from Wally World or Hobby Lobby.
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Post by hellbender » Wed May 06, 2009 11:20 am

ok dad! :poke:
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Post by jeremytenhaken » Wed May 06, 2009 11:41 am

Good point, Cowper. On a tecnical note, "Sharpie" now makes a silver sharpie that shows up well on anything dark. Can be found at Lowes or Home Depot if unavailable elsewhere.

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Post by Cowper » Wed May 06, 2009 11:00 pm

hellbender wrote:ok dad! :poke:
OK, I've got to give you that one - it's a well deserved poke. :oops:

But I'm frustrated; as I look around on this forum and the general forum, I'm seeing at least 4 "found" paddles, and a bunch more "lost". Also some lost boats. Yeah, I know, some folks might not call the phone number to return a boat. But some would. These four paddles, without a doubt, would already be back with their owners if there had been a phone number.

I know nobody is going to write their phone number on EVERYTHING, I'm just trying to provide some "food for thought" to the newer folks who may not have thought about this before. Write your phone number on your "major" pieces of gear, and you've got a pretty good chance of getting it back if you ever lose it on the river or leave it in the parking lot by mistake.

Stay tuned for my next message: "Just Say No to Propane" :lol:
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Post by turboturtle » Thu May 07, 2009 8:57 am

Better title

"Just say no to propane and blow logs"



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Re: Why this should be a "Lost" Forum, not "Lost and Found"

Post by martinm » Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:52 pm

Had my name and number on the white paddle, don't think I did on the black one. No calls yet...

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Post by RomanLA » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:18 pm

I used a silver paint pen from wally world...worked good on everything and haven't had to redo anything yet.

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Post by A Savage spanke » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:12 am

This last summer I lost my paddle and sweet helmet, and had them both returned to me because of my phone number, thats 400 dollars worht of returned gear! I think I had carma going for me though, I returned a brand new phryanna without a name in it to someone on boatertalk. I don't believe many sports or activities have the same return rate for lost stuff that kayaking has, good people
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Post by rsmitchell13 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:59 pm

Cowper is absolutely right. I lost a life jacket on the Mulberry River on Saturday afternoon and received a voice mail Monday evening with the news it had been found. Put your name and phone number on everything.

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Post by anthony » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:43 pm

heck I even put my name and number on my wife and kid, that way some one will call me if they decide to run off. Cowper's a genius!!! I prefer backroads tatoo for the most lasting effect, that ink never washes off.

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Post by Deeproots77 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:51 pm

And it makes it alot easier to remember the names of people I meet everyone should have names sharpied on gear :yahoo:

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Post by jaxjack » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:07 am

it is the "law" in colorado so the park guys can more easily solve their search and rescue and recovery efforts. in fact, it is a fineable offense if you dont have info inside your boat.
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Post by ktmusa45 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:31 am

Lost a Bliss Stick boat and paddle During Gauley Season and It's on its way home from West Virginia! Lets give a hand to all the honest paddling friends and family out there!

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Re: Why this should be a "Lost" Forum, not "Lost and Found"

Post by lpowell » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:53 am

hahahahaha! You guys! :wht:
I will now sharpie all my goods!

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Re: Why this should be a "Lost" Forum, not "Lost and Found"

Post by Gordon Kumpuris » Tue May 26, 2015 11:38 am

I'm the poster child for Sharpie's. After losing a kayak during a flood on the east fork of the little Buffalo 15 months ago my boat was found and returned to me last week. Had I not put my name and number in it, it would have been relocated to central Missouri right now. I keep a sharpie with me pretty much all the time. If you need it hit me up! :)
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