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  1. alcoons

    Wed. Lunch Paddle #15: 8/14/2019 @ Nahant Beach

    I am out. May try to river paddle to see what the body can handle. Have a great time.
  2. alcoons

    Wed. Lunch Paddle #15: 8/14/2019 @ Nahant Beach

    I am iffy due to minor medical recovery. Hope to be there.
  3. alcoons

    Wed. Lunch Paddle: 7/31/19 @ Odiorne Point, Rye, NH

    After all this unfortunately I will not make it tomorrow. Have a great time.
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    Wed. Lunch Paddle: 7/31/19 @ Odiorne Point, Rye, NH

    Works for me.
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    Wed. Lunch Paddle: 7/31/19 @ Odiorne Point, Rye, NH

    Jeff, I apologize. Just noticed the small print in your original post mentioning the possibility of T-storms. Sure hope it works out.
  6. alcoons

    Wed. Lunch Paddle: 7/31/19 @ Odiorne Point, Rye, NH

    Hi Jeff, Sounds great except Weather Underground is predicting scattered thunderstorms starting at 1 PM Wednesday. Boston is isolated thunderstorms starting at 2 PM. Radio just said the thunderstorms would start much later in the day Wednesday!! So guess we need to stay tuned! By the way, the tall ships (not sure how many) are in Portsmouth this weekend. There are paddles with other groups later in the week but I think we are just before the rush. Al
  7. alcoons

    Wed. Lunch Paddle: 7/24/19 @ Riverhead Beach, Marblehead

    Sorry Joe. I have an all day seminar.
  8. alcoons

    7/17/19 Wednesday Lunch Paddle @ Odiorne

    Hi Jim, Strained some arms muscles. Will have to skip this week. Have a great trip. Al
  9. alcoons

    Anyone want to paddle Saturday 7/13?

    Sorry to say I will not make it. Too much use on my torn bicep the last few days. Enjoy.
  10. alcoons

    Anyone want to paddle Saturday 7/13?

    Thanks Dave. Depending on conditions, I am good for somewhat further but just wanted a sense of what is happening. I expect to be at Lane's. As Prudence wrote, "We’ll do float plan info at launch."
  11. alcoons

    Anyone want to paddle Saturday 7/13?

    Yesterday's paddle was particularly beautiful. I am very interested. Would be helpful to know max distance. Is it Lane's Cover to Rockport and return or significantly more?
  12. Hi Prudence, Well it does take "some" strength and care but it works for me. Not perfect. A bit harder on the Forester (SUV) than my Legacy (average sedan) but to my surprise it worked. Hope to see you Wednesday. Al PS. I better publish my route to Lane's Cove so others can avoid it.
  13. Update on the Yitamotor cross bars for my wife's 2016 Forester. All is good! - Arrived quickly, nicely packaged. - Instructions looked good until you tried to follow them (like not really mentioning that you had to tighten the 4 bolts under each crossbar after adjusting the length to our particular car). Cannot find a complete video, but that should not stop anyone. They are easy enough to put on. - Was worried that it would be hard to put my boat on top of 2016 Forester. That year is pretty high. The Seattle Sports Sherpak Boat Roller again work as advertised even on the vertical back window. - Was also worried my Thule cradels would not fit on the cross bars (they are much thinner) but they (just) fit. So unless I loose my boat on 128 headed for Lane's on Wednesday, this worked out well enough for the price.
  14. alcoons

    7/10/2019 - Wednesday Lunch Paddle @ Lanesville

    I'll be there.
  15. Paul: The short of it is a local trash pick-up pickup truck stopped in front of my driveway. I stopped behind him. He then put the truck into reverse and tried to back into my neighbor's driveway, crushing part of my front end. Luckily his insurance covers all including my deductible. You don't say what model your's is. My is a Legacy. 2015 was the first year of the new model designed to compete with the Accord and Camry which it does very well even though it retains much of the Subaru feel and has 4 wheel drive. Paul, email me privately if you want more information on a 2015 Legacy. Al PS. All members of my family (Boston & Denver) drive Subarus.
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