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  2. kayakerjnj

    Palm Torrent Drysuit

    A few better pictures
  3. Yesterday
  4. mhabich

    Misery Island

    See you there
  5. Christopher Carroll

    Misery Island

    Now that this trip is on Sunday, I am looking forward to joining the paddle. See you tomorrow at Lynch Park, ready to paddle by 9:30am.
  6. rfolster

    Misery Island

    Yes, there is. I think we should be ready to launch by 9:30, so plan your arrival accordingly.
  7. Ken

    Misery Island

    So is there a paddle out of Lynch tomorrow and if so, what time? -Ken
  8. mhabich

    Misery Island

    You're just a stick-in-the-mud...
  9. rfolster

    Misery Island

    Well, we are lazy enough to not change the trip plan, sooo.......... launch from Lynch!!
  10. mhabich

    Misery Island

    I might be persuaded. Still like West Beach better, since I'm lazy.
  11. cfolster

    Misery Island

    We are up for going out tomorrow: same trip same timing. Weather looks a lot better, and hopefully no more family emergencies. anyone else interested??
  12. I'm posting this here in addition to the trips section. Hopefully everyone will get it: - We can't paddle with an advisory in effect. .SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING... Synopsis: ANZ200-150315- 1010 AM EDT Sat Sep 14 2019 .Synopsis for Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastal waters... A cold front will push across the southern waters by this evening before stalling tonight. The front washes out by Sunday morning.
  13. eneumeier

    Full moon Sat., Sept. 14

    Well rats. Instead of dying down, the winds are picking up. We can't paddle with a small craft advisory so this trip is cancelled. Bummer. I'll try for Oct. 12 or 13. .SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING... Synopsis: ANZ200-150315- 1010 AM EDT Sat Sep 14 2019 .Synopsis for Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastal waters... A cold front will push across the southern waters by this evening before stalling tonight. The front washes out by Sunday morning.
  14. rfolster

    Misery Island

    Glad you got the experience. It is one thing to make guesses based on forecast, but actually experiencing it is so much more informational. Good call on knowing your limits and bailing.
  15. JeffMoffett

    Misery Island

    Thanks everyone. I did cast off from lunch but calmed it at rice. Waves were a lot heavier than expected
  16. Joseph Berkovitz

    Misery Island

    I am sure that cancelling was a good call. The NOAA buoys are another great resource in decisions like this. Links to Boston Harbor Entrance and Mass Bay below. Both of these show 16-20 kt S winds with seas 3.6 feet at 5-6 sec - in other words very steep and nasty wind waves that can pose a real challenge for staying upright if you’re not used to these conditions. And they will be strongest on the N side of Salem sound where the fetch of water swept by the wind covers more distance. http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=44013 http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=44029
  17. Brian Nystrom

    Anyone want to rescue a neglected VCP Pintail?

    Yeah, she contacted me 3 minutes ago to say she sold it this morning.
  18. mhabich

    Anyone want to rescue a neglected VCP Pintail?

    Looks like this steal has been stolen. Post deleted.
  19. Brian Nystrom

    Anyone want to rescue a neglected VCP Pintail?

    For the record, I have no financial stake in this transaction.
  20. I found out about the following boat on Paddling.com and contacted the owner: https://newhaven.craigslist.org/spo/d/new-haven-11-foot-kayak/6971155492.html It's a '96, which means it's probably the new design hull and deck. Unfortunately, while the new design is more mainstream, they don't handle like the pre-'95 boats that I prefer (this is definitely a personal preference and not a knock on the new design). It's dirty, faded and has some gelcoat damage on the keel (I have additional pics of this), but it appears to be easily repairable. The price is a steal and I'd consider buying it to restore and sell (it pains me to see it languishing and it would be a fun project), but I can't justify the 3-hour drive each way from NH. Perhaps someone here would be willing to give it some TLC and a good home. 😟
  21. Ken

    Misery Island

    Thanks for the reply. I live an hour away so I need to decide whether to make the drive fairly early. -Ken
  22. mhabich

    Misery Island

    Yup. “Fairly new kayaker” and “small craft advisory” don’t belong in the same sentence, except in news reports. Conditions aren’t suitable for the trip as originally proposed. A good exercise would be to learn what the forecast means. Drive to the overlook at Miingo Beach to get a view from above, then go to West Beach and take a walk on the sand, keeping in mind that you’re only seeing the sheltered side.
  23. Ken

    Misery Island

    Is that a cancel? -Ken
  24. mhabich

    Misery Island

    Forecast is now for 3’ seas, with 14 kt south wind gusting to 21 kt. Small craft advisory after 11 am.
  25. Last week
  26. Ken

    Misery Island

    Do we still have three definites and a few maybes? -Ken
  27. cfolster

    Misery Island

    So sorry for last minute notice, but Robert and I will not make it due to a family emergency. have fun!
  28. I'm new here, so I figured what better way to introduce myself than to propose a trip, right? When: September 28th. Hit the water at 11 AM. Where: Great Bay, NH. Put in at Chapman's Landing launch on the Squamscott River in Stratham. I'm planning on keeping the trip to a Level 2 and paddling about 10 miles. We'd optimally go out and explore the bay, but as a backup plan could go up the Squamscott instead - TBD based on the wind. Pack a lunch and we can search out a picnic spot somewhere!
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