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  2. leong

    Unsafe VHF Design

    The button to select CG channel 16 is supposed to be for getting to C16 quickly in emergencies. However, it doesn't work when channel lock is set. In an emergency you must first unlock ... and you might not remember how. This happened to me the other day. I wanted to hail a mega yacht heading towards me. I forgot how to cancel the lock (You Push [H/L•LOCK] for 1 second to cancel the lock). I was able to avoid a collision but I had a nice surf ride off of his stern wave. Do the VHF designers take stupid pills?
  3. Go to CG 16 doesn't work when channel lock is on. In an emergency you must unlock first... assuming you remember how. Hmm, I meant to post this in the main General Message Board. I'll try again. Could someone please remove this
  4. I will bring a brown rice salad from the original Moosewood cookbook.
  5. Thanks for the heads up Dan and yes interested in Feb. and Joe, thanks for the pics ! I am contemplating a high tide viewing today, had an obligation yesterday. Sue
  6. Yesterday
  7. mhabich

    2019 Pool Sessions

    Keith, In theory it should be, however... ACA is still working out some of its membership practices, and we're still working out how to deal with them. I don't see you listed with ACA as a member of NSPN as a PAC. A paper waiver (with your ACA member number) would help, at least for now. Thanks, Mike
  8. kattenbo

    2019 Pool Sessions

    Quick question - I've got one of the ACA Paddle America Club Annual Adult Waivers. Is a print copy of that sufficient for the pool session? Keith
  9. Last week
  10. Hi All, As warmer weather approaches in the next few months we are seeking students for our program we will be running from March to October. We believe the program we will be offering this year will allow you the opportunity to not only refine your current skill set but develop a new tool box of tricks. Sea Kayak New England was founded on a simple principle of wanting to spread our theory of a simplified and safe approach to sea kayaking. During the program you will be exposed to a variety of environments and areas that will help you grow as a paddler. We anticipate to run around ten sessions this year with some session being two day events in order take advantage of weather, environments and conditions. Sessions will include on water and off water sessions. On water sessions will range anywhere from Rhode Island to Maine depending on the session plan and conditions. Classroom sessions will be run out of our property in Wells, Maine. Our location offers great access to water and amenities. A schedule will be posted shortly for the dates of the sessions. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. If interested email us at seakayakne at gmail dot com. Cheers, Kelsey & Jonathan
  11. Vytas 'Vick' March

    Various kayaks for sale

    Sent you direct msg., I'd like to take a look at Romany whenever convenient.
  12. Name some paddling locations you expect to visit in 2019 or 2020 for which you don't already own a chart: Inland waters If you DO own some charts, how do prefer to get them? (buy online, marine supply store, print them myself...) For US charts I go to the site below and print out my own, throw them in a ziplock and head out. I only print the pages I need, and if it's a frequent spot I might think about laminating. NOAA encourages folks to use these, and we point out their availability to folks who come into the shop who don't want to pay the $25 for the waterproofs. https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/charts/noaa-raster-charts.html#booklet-charts If you were to BUY a chart, would you choose a $25 waterproof chart or an identical $10 paper chart? Waterproof How much would you be willing to pay to BORROW a waterproof chart that you didn't have for the duration of an NSPN trip? ($0 is a valid answer) $0. See info about printing my own free charts.  Which of the following do you NOT currently own? waterproof chart case, deck compass, handheld compass, marine radio, tow belt, helmet Own them all (if you count ziplock as a waterproof chart case)
  13. kattenbo

    Where do you store your kit?

    Boats live in garage (two overhead, two on wall rack on one side). Gear gets washed outside and put on a rolling clothes rack in warm enough weather (rack fits in a small paddling gear shed). Winter, gear gets rinsed in shower (guest bath on 1st floor at home, or swimming pool shower if at pool session), taken home in bins, then hung on a freestanding pole coat rack in the guest shower until dry, then binned up and into the dressing room (repurposed upstairs small bedroom) until needed. I like the pole rack because it's easy to move into the attached garage when not in use or if guests show up unexpectedly. Keith
  14. Thanks, Joe, for the photos! Here's the forecast for the Marblehead area for this week's king tides on Tuesday and Wednesday, noonish: Tuesday NW wind 10 to 14 kt, with gusts as high as 22 kt. Sunny. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Tuesday Night WNW wind 6 to 8 kt becoming SSW after midnight. Increasing clouds. Seas around 1 ft. Wednesday SSW wind 9 to 14 kt, with gusts as high as 20 kt. Rain and snow likely, becoming all rain after 11am. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Neither day looks particularly pleasant for paddling, at least to me. If anyone wanted to get lunch amidst the destruction, Tuesday is probably the nicer day (plus you get an extra inch of tide). How much ice and snow did you all get on the North Shore or Boston area? Is it walkable? I'm game for Tuesday lunch somewhere along the water, or given that many of us will see each other at the winter party on Saturday, we could cross our fingers and wait for February's two big tide days.
  15. Pearsons will bring gluten-free sweet potato Mac and cheese
  16. rfolster

    2019 Pool Sessions

    Update: Sunday, January 27 - 8 spots left Saturday, February 9 - 7 spots left Saturday, February 23 - 6 spots left Saturday, March 9 - 4 spots left Saturday, March 16 - 7 spots left Sunday, March 24 - 7 spots left
  17. jonathanoltz

    Where do you store your kit?

    Paul, could you post some photos of your shed?
  18. Even though it's not quite a king tide today, it's plenty high with the storm conditions on top of the tide. Big sets are rolling in every 5 minutes or so. Here are some pictures I just took on Front St in Marblehead near Fort Sewall at the tip of the harbor. This whole area is still being repaired from last March's storms, but it's taking a whack today:
  19. Dave M.

    Where do you store your kit?

    One other suggestion: if you have the space, have Paul build a shed like the one he has.
  20. Dave M.

    Where do you store your kit?

    Kayaks are stored in garage- one on walll J hooks the other suspended from ceiling. Most gear is on shelves and in bins in the basement.
  21. Thanks heavens that our party wasn't scheduled for last night! So fingers crossed for good weather next Saturday. We're hoping for a good turnout - both for the club's annual meeting at 5:00 and the party thereafter. Let us know what you're bringing and be prepared for plenty of time for mellow conversations about last and upcoming year, for enjoying a slideshow that will run in the background, and for good food and drink. And don't forget to bring any kayak related books that you no longer need for our first annual book swap! Hoping to see lots of you there! Prudence and Janice, your party tsarinas!
  22. Joseph Berkovitz

    Where do you store your kit?

    I leave the boats outside, inverted on a rack. Try to keep the ice and snow off them. There's not much alternative here. Inside, all the gear lives in the guest shower... unless there are guests!
  23. I'm interested if I am free, great idea!
  24. jonathanoltz

    Where do you store your kit?

    Working on boat storage still but this is what we have as of now:
  25. Keep me in the loop, you can get to some unexpected places on a very high tide
  26. Kevin B

    Various kayaks for sale

    Yes, the romany is still available.
  27. Dan Foster

    Ocean Paddler Magazine

    If Kurt doesn't want them, you could also bring them to the book swap table at the upcoming winter party.
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