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  2. Thanks Shari for the "updated" pix. My models are Carl Carlson, Mary Bennett, and our esteemed entertainer Peter B, from 9 years ago @ Steves I.
  3. I am surprised as well. It's hard to find these for sale. Everything sells eventually. Thanks for the plug! Glad to see that your back on the water. Doug
  4. I can't believe this boat is still available, Doug. This is a great deal. Scott
  5. That will depend on route, which will depend on weather.
  6. Great. I assume put in is Stonington?
  7. Actually, Josko has the time for max ebb at Race Point , which is admittedly closer to where we would actual end up playing. Tidal Currents At Race Point.pdf My current readings are from The Race, which is a mile and a half west of the currents at Race Point. My apologies for the confusion, although I don't think that the earlier max ebb time kills the trip. In reality, the 4-1/2 nautical miles to get there will go pretty quick, and we will still have 15 miles to go from there, so I think that the timing works well. Regardless, we need to wait to see what the wind does. If it is blowing strong from the north, this is all pointless as the race will be flattened out and we will be at risk of being blown out to sea. An east or west wind will dictate which direction we take (clockwise or counter), unless it is too strong to paddle against. The ideal wind direction will be southerly, as this will create the most excitement while allowing for the most options. We should start getting a read on the weather over the weekend, and I I hope to have an accurate trip plan at the beginning of next week that I will share with those interested.
  8. Also interested, Jason, especially if it's in July.
  9. Rob's playing in 6 ft deep water, Josko in 25 ft
  10. Cath, I am thinking of moving the to later in the year when we might get a bigger group. it might be a longer paddle then many would like to try this early in the season. I will look for another 8 to10AM high in June or July and repost the trip. -Jason
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  12. Still for sale 🤔
  13. I have multiple Kayaks for sale. Pyranha Storm $300.00 Perception Panthor $400.00, Perception Proline $300.00, Dagger Blast $350.00, Dagger Transition $300.00, Dagger Redline $200.00, Dagger RPM $400.00, Dagger RPM $400.00, Dagger RPM $400.00, Dagger Vertigo $400.00, Dagger Momba 7.5 $500.00, Dagger G ride 6.2 $500.00, Liquid Logic $400.00, Perception Amp $350.00, Necby Gliss 7'11" $300.00, Wave Sport Diesel 6.5 $500.00, Wave Sport Z $350.00. Spray Skirts $40 - $60, Helmets $30 - $60, Paddles $60 - $125, Life Jackets $30 - $60Call 207-793-2652 and ask for Ronnie
  14. See highlight in this attachment Tidal Currents At The Race.pdf
  15. I get max ebb at the Race at 11:15? 2017-05-06 11:15 EDT -3.52 knots Max Ebb
  16. Because I was trying to connect dots along the entire Coast, pre-Jewell was a good opportunity get some extra paddling in, as I try to extend Coastal Maine trips whenever I can. You wouldn't (and most don't) choose this particular trip for its classic Maine shoreline. Instead, expect miles-long sand beaches, motels, resorts, cheek-by-jowl houses, and boringly straight coastline. York Harbor was the first dot, but how to arrange for overnight parking? Google satellite helped me locate a fairly convenient Turnpike park-n-ride, ~5min from the launch site. Now, if I could find a willing south-bound Jewell participant that could ferry me and the School Bus back to the lot. Of course Peter B said yes right away. A local taxi service was willing to shuttle me to the launch @ 0630, the weather and tides were optimal, so off I went. Delorme (now Garmin) Gazetteer (please don't discontinue these) sufficed for the majority of the trip; I find their detailed coastline features very accurate, and any aids to navigation were land-based, and somewhat familiar to me. It was calm, clear, and overcast the first day, and my point-to-point paddling, after a slight struggle fighting the early flood of York River, had me aiming for Cape Neddick Light, Bald Head, and the northern breakwater at Wells Beach, where I landed, sandwiched, and strolled. The final leg of the day took me to my camping destination at Cape Porpoise, a beautiful MITA site, unfortunately barred to its neighbor (near-low tide), resulting in a few extra minutes to the landing. I was not a little startled to spy a local near my tent site; she must have hoofed it from the mainland over the expansive "flats", a feature this area is known for. I chose the pine grove over the exposed shoreside site, set up camp, then set off on the requisite hike around the island. I was now in my element-the solitude and quiet I had experienced on my many sea safaris. Day 2 was picture perfect, and a lazy start had me heading to Biddeford Pool and Wood Island. A rest stop at the western tip of the latter, was NOT uneventful, as a sloppy shoreline exit brace gave me a little jolt. I was lucky not to injure my hands on the jagged edges. Of course I had a spare, and the Greenland would perform admirably for the next several days. Off again, to spend a lazy day at Old Orchard Beach, and then, cheating a little, finding local accommodations to rest my head. Day 3 was lazy too, as I paddled without (much) purpose, stopping where I could to rest and/or hike, making my way to Bug Light in S. Portland, for a 6pm rendezvous with Peter, Kyle, Cathy and Rob, this new launch pod paddling to Jewell at Twilight. For the rest of the story: http://www.nspn.org/forum/topic/11169-annual-jewell-island-kayak-camping-weekend/ Link to slideshow, including Jewell weekend: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipP9FOUqlcp8UZxiUJSlRH29jVKck06gqG6pFL7MdA_ZAasM-gn91z14ViRmyrV8Xw?key=dmp0aXJ2Um1rcFgwV2xVRU51VWphdFQ3bFpaR2ZR POSTSCRIPT: WERNER DID A GREAT REPAIR TO THE TUNE OF ~$50. BIG MONEY TO SEND IT FOR REPAIR.
  17. I am planning an ambitious trip out to Fishers Island on May 6th with the idea to work a 4 knot max ebb at The Race around 12:42pm. Plan would be to paddle out as the ebb builds, and play in the tide race (if it develops) until it gets to be too much, at which time we will break for lunch. We can then have another play as the ebb dies a bit before heading along the south coast to East Point, at which time we will decide whether or not to ferry across to Napatree Point or not. Weather might be a factor, so route might need to be adjusted for safety and fun factor, but regardless this trip will not be for the casual paddler. The total distance as planned will be somewhere between 15-20 nautical miles with strong currents, active crossings, and potential winds as well. I expect that there are not many in NSPN who are willing to take this on, and even though I am keeping the group size small (maybe four max), I will be looking outside of NSPN as well to find enough people to go. If you are interested and want to discuss the possibility of joining me, please PM or email robertfolster at verizon dot net.
  18. Join us for a mid-summer retreat on Saddleback's MCHT cabin in the Stonington archipelago. Limit 12, with pods launching from Old Quarry or Wooden Boat School. Past day trips have included IAH (with and without circumnav), Marshall I., Green I. quarry, and meandering/exploring the other numerous islands in this kayaker's paradise, including Saddleback. Pot luck is the routine, for those wishing to participate, with special recognition/praise for 3 to contribute main suppers. Breakfasts/lunches on your own. $44 via paypal (gyorkattdsdotnet) or check (PM me) reserves your spot. http://www.mcht.org/saddleback/
  19. Join us for a mid-summer retreat on Saddleback's MCHT cabin in the Stonington archipelago. Limit 12, with pods launching from Old Quarry or Wooden Boat School. Past day trips have included IAH (with and without circumnav), Marshall I., Green I. quarry, and meandering/exploring the other numerous islands in this kayaker's paradise, including Saddleback. Pot luck is the routine, for those wishing to participate, with special recognition/praise for 3 to contribute main suppers. Breakfasts/lunches on your own. $44 via paypal (gyorkattdsdotnet) or check (PM me) reserves your spot. Once you have paid, please RSVP on calendar event. http://www.mcht.org/saddleback/
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  21. The Northern Forest Canoe Trail and Charles River Canoe & Kayak are hosting the Reel Paddling Film Festival in Waltham at 7pm on Thursday April 27th. Previews can be found here: https://youtu.be/alBfEF3PmFc Tickets are available here: https://www.reelpaddlingfilmfestival.com/tour-schedule-vanity/132-hosted-by-northern-forest-canoe-trail-charles-river-canoe-kayak.html We hope to see you here. Mark J 617-965-5110
  22. Chiming it late, here (Judy Whipple and I were in New Zealand with Scott Camlin and Bethny Uptegrove. Alas, did not paddle.) Toyota did get me the crossbars for the 2016 Prius I bought in June, finally, in October. They work fine with my Thule aero-type saddles. But, they are fairly close together. So, the re-designed Prius (or Prius wagon which is larger) is also an option for folks. I do not know if Thule ever got their fit kit to market for this car. Liz
  23. Part two of the Boston Navigation Paddle for Saturday, April 29. Strong flood conditions late-morning. The tidal range is 12.8 feet and max flood at 1.7kts. My plan would be to repeat the exercises from the first navigation paddle, but concentrate on assessing currents in West and Hull Guts. We will estimate current and compare with NOAA predictions and various kayak estimation rules. Crossings on transits and safe zones. In addition, perhaps a trip out to Georges to determine rotary current. Morning launch from Houghs Neck in Quincy. PM or email me (at rylevine at comcast dot net) for details as they develop. Bob
  24. Thanks Kevin - I'm interested in this.
  25. The Thule Hullavator has been Sold. Will entertain offers or bundling prices on the rest of the Thule and Malone pieces.
  26. Email: neaq . debski @ gmail . com for pictures!
  27. Whoops... donated to Goodwill. Sorry, Tom -- I don't check the message board much these days. --David
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