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  2. John Martinsen

    P&H Delphin 155 $925

    Delphin 155, always stored indoors, hatch covers in good condition, and always dry hatches. Brunton deck compass included and installed. Skeg in great working condition.
  3. Hi Katherine, I what size is dry suit and drop seat or male relief? Best, Sue
  4. Sue H.

    Cape Ann Saturday 9/22/18

    I’m interested, just got back from NY. Best, Sue
  5. Inverseyourself

    Cape Ann Saturday 9/22/18

    Good Harbor Beach put in ?
  6. Is the Malone auto loader the J craddle style? This?
  7. JRL

    Cape Ann Saturday 9/22/18

    If Sunday's east winds at 5 to 10 kt convince you to reschedule to then, let me know... ;)
  8. prudenceb

    Cape Ann Saturday 9/22/18

    I,m not wild about struggling into headwinds (my troublesome right shoulder muscles). But I will if that,s what the group wants.
  9. Joseph Berkovitz

    Cape Ann Saturday 9/22/18

    Just noting the forecast of paddling into the NNW wind (10-15 kt) on our return from thatcher. That wind will be trending downwards during the day but suspect it could still be a slog at times. A West Beach launch could be a Plan B if people hate headwinds that much. For my part I kind of miss paddling in the Thacher area and don’t mind some extra effort.
  10. I'm interested in a few items, especially the Werner paddle. I'll be up in the Exeter, NH area on Sunday for a paddle, could we meet up in the early evening?
  11. As Dan says, MCHT is very much worth our support. If you check out their website and the preserves which are often available for camping, I believe you will agree. Some outstanding islands for touring the Maine Coast are MCHT islands. Ed Lawson
  12. Kegzy: Never sat in one, but Brian designed it to surf and tour on the Oregon open coast where conditions are routinely much bigger than on the East Coast. It is a SOF version of old Mariner Coaster and is a very capable big water boat from everything I have heard about it. I paddled one of Brian's 1935 Sisimuit boats as my go to boat for several years and admire his work/designs. Ed Lawson
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  14. leong

    Punting vs. Paddling

    >>Give the punter a 200 foot pole and it would be planning at 85 knot s but he only has a ten foot pole. Okay, let's consider this with more familiar units (horsepower). Give the punter what ever "gear ratio" he wants, say a long pole that he can handle. Say the punt boat (note: a gondola is not pushed with a pole) is drifting down stream at 80 knots and that the punter can move the boat at 5 knots in still water. Further, assume the water drag at 5 knots relative to the water is 6 pounds. So pushing off the fixed bottom to reach a ground speed of 85 knots (80 knots from the river current plus another 5 knots) requires a power of 510 pound-knots (85 * 6). 1 pound-knot is equivalent to approximately 11 horsepower. So, in HP units, the required power is 5, 610 HP (510 * 11). Obviously, this power is impossible for any punter but superman.
  15. My F-1 is where I began my kayaking. I had never kayaked before building mine so my frame of reference is skewed. I loved it - maybe because it was my baby. I eventually got a North Shore Polar kayak for a variety of reasons - none of which really had to do with the F-1. I had a terrible time trying to learn to roll in it because every time I had to wet exit the boat fully filled with water and was a pain to empty. Therefore I was reluctant to keep trying. Once I got my Polar I finally learned to roll - although still not fully reliable. I really haven't used it since. I tried it in a pool session and found I couldn’t sit in it, which I chalked up to the fact that I’ve had hip and knee replacements since I built it. I keep saying I’m going to try it again and just haven’t ( it’s hanging in my basement and is hard to access - poor excuse ) i use a Snap Dragon spray skirt
  16. Hi Jane. One last question....what spray skirt do you like for your F1? Any recommendations?
  17. Hi Jane. Thanks so much. I was thinking based on weather tomorrow would be a no go. I'm hoping next week is a go. Do you like your F-1? I think I saw that Bill Voss has one. If it's his primary boat he must like it.....any downsides to it?
  18. Support the Northeast Collegiate Kayak Symposium and get a great boat at a gret price. Pyranha Mouldings has donated this NEW Jura MV to support student scholarhips for the Northeast Collegiate Kayak Symposium. The boat is first quality out of the factory. We are asking $1000, but feel free to make an offer. We just want the boat to go to a good home. Please feel free to email u at [email protected], or call at 603-425-9913.
  19. cfolster

    Cape Ann Saturday 9/22/18

    I’m in.
  20. Walden does continue if people want it to. As for the F-1, there are three of us (myself included) that go to Walden that have made an F-1. One uses his as his primary kayak and is also the most frequent participant at Walden, as well as being the "organizer of Walden. As of this moment I’m not sure if anyone is going tomorrow.
  21. Hi Everyone I'm wondering if Walden Wednesday continue through the fall at Walden or some other location. I live on the North Shore (Wakefield) and am looking to improve and expand my rolls. On a separate note, has anyone built an F1 by Cape Falcon? Any comments? I'd be using it for regular paddles (Cape Ann) and surfing. How is it in open water and in the surf? Thanks in advance.
  22. Inverseyourself

    Cape Ann Saturday 9/22/18

    I'm in.
  23. eneumeier

    Cape Ann Saturday 9/22/18

    I'm in. I have been thinking about a circumnavigation of Thatcher. Liz
  24. Sandra Blanchard

    Cape Ann Saturday 9/22/18

    I would be interested and like to come but I am 2 hours away and meeting at 10 am or later would work out best for me. Thanks, Sandy
  25. rfolster

    Cape Ann Saturday 9/22/18

    I’m interested.
  26. It is worth mentioning that MCHT has made some acquisitions that directly benefit the Maine Island Trail and boater access. A few years ago with the support of MITA members, MCHT purchased Ram Island in Machias Bay, a key link on the Maine Island Trail. This year MCHT purchased a parcel in Baileys Mistake on the Bold Coast to secure a launch site for local fishermen and recreational boaters. MCHT and MITA have partnered on several other acquisitions in the past and on stewardship activities. Thanks for your consideration in supporting these important initiatives.
  27. JaneC

    Introduction

    Welcome Ken. This is a great group and almost everything I know about kayaking I’ve learned from this group. I live in Medfield and attend Walden every session that I am home. Walden is a great place to learn Jane
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