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  • Birthday 10/05/1945

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    Quincy, MA
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    Paddling, woodworking, reading mysteries, internet

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  1. In the future: I have great service from APS and they fit Kokotat (unlike NRS) https://www.apsltd.com/
  2. Hi All I would like to suggest that the club consider supporting in some way our beloved paddle businesses and partners that may soon be suffering. Such as: MITA, Lobster Bouy, Langolan Inn and the neighboring camping spot, Main heritage trails..., Charles Rver, and others I have forgotten. As well as maybe buying from them rather than on-line . I would be glad to donate. Pablo
  3. Thank you all for the thoughtful discussion. I switched to NO as well. Its not mainly the paddle itself but the preparation, travel and in and out that are the most hazardous as well as the issue of modeling. Glad to learn more as the situation progresses I guesss I will get to know the Neponset estuary and Hingham bay, like the back of my hand. I wonder what willl happen to the Blackburn Challenge? Regards Pablo
  4. Great idea I am intetested in spurring the collection of reproducible maps.(PDF's) I missed Joe's workshop but the online presentation materials are excellent. I will be glad to make two extra laminated copies of any map I use (Can do this completely on-line) and share with fellow paddlers, once the crisis is past. Regards Pablo
  5. I look forward to a great day. 10:00 am launch BinB sounds good. Though I will be there a little earlier to have some confidence in parking. With good conditions we could do Little Misery via the Gooseberrys and back along the shore or Baker. Pablo
  6. Count me in This is Saturday to Monday? Kajaksport MIlllenium Red/White CLC Shearwater 17
  7. Tom Welcome. I am in Quincy on the south shore, retired and a frequent mid-week paddler in Boston Harbor. Nice launches in Quincy and near The gas tank for a very flexible array of paddles of different distances, exposure. Regards Pablo
  8. We could also consider Beal Island (AMC $18 /night) or the nubble Bay lodge itself ((about $25/night 10 people) http://www.amckbc.org/registration.htm
  9. Name some paddling locations you expect to visit in 2019 or 2020 for which you don't already own a chart: Buzzards Bay, Cape cod, Rhode Island If you DO own some charts, how do prefer to get them? (buy online, marine supply store, print them myself...) Buy water proof fold out or books most online. Most book charts have too fine a scale for easy reading on the water. Also , often the area of interest is split between two pages.. so having a single side with just more than the whole trip area would be great. The foldout charts need to be folded cleverly so the appropriate area ends up on the best side, inside the chart case. If you were to BUY a chart, would you choose a $25 waterproof chart or an identical $10 paper chart? Waterproof just in case. 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) $2 laminated. I would be willing to buy trip oriented laminated charts from the club or a club member. I would donate to the club to create some of these charts to loan to newcomers as a friendly recruiting tool. Which of the following do you NOT currently own? waterproof chart case, deck compass, handheld compass, marine radio, tow belt, helmet. no marine radio
  10. Hi all. Great to see everyone again. Many thanks to the decorating and cleanup committee. I hope you found and kept the serving plate for the tortilla that I forgot to take home. It has a blue design of a rabbit in the middle. Perhaps I can get it at the solstice paddle? Let me know. Many thanks Regards Pablo deTorres
  11. Dan Great idea. Thanks for the table of king tides. A favorite trip for me is up the Neponset River . At the highest tides you can paddle right up to the base of the Baker Chocolate factory dam. You can put in at the gas tanks , at the MIlton Yacht club (parking will be flooded) , or at the park on the corner of Ganite and Hill Top streets in Dorchester. Pablo
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