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Dave M.

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    Dover, NH
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    NDK Romany 50/50 yellow/white

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  1. Joe, the link opened in google earth to the main page, but that is as far as it went. It may be my iPad. I'll try the MAC later. dave
  2. I remember reading about the Goldsboro incident shortly after it happened. It's always of particular interest when an account starts with the participants being experienced Kayakers. The incidents involving experienced paddlers I think offer the most lessons. They highlight was was out of their control and what would have possibly changed the outcome if ........ I'm sure you have all read "The Seakayaker's Deep Trouble" and if not you should. It has some great analyses from which to develop a trip checklist.
  3. Dan i was going to day paddle on Saturday. Are Gary and Theresa really paddling Sunday
  4. I have a ICOM M-36 that charges by cradle, and like Gary and Ed it holds a charge for a long time. I also have a Standard Horizons HX300 that charges via USB cable. It's just easier connecting to a computer, wall charger or external power source than messing around with the cradle. The HX is also more compact than the ICOM.
  5. I am opening up another spot on the trip. I am unable to attend this year.
  6. My grab loop episode was in a pool in Biddeford. There were only two others at the shallow end while I was practicing rolling at the opposite end. After a couple of attempts to roll up , I went for the grab loop which to my surprise and horror, wasn't there. I did finally free myself by the side skirt technique as I remember (it's been awhile). As far as I can remember haven't done that again
  7. I am going to try to make it. Kind of in the same state as Al. Best I can say is if you see me, I'll be there, if you don't I didn't make it.
  8. Prudence, I am planning on being there. I mean the launch is 1/2 hour later than last week. It's heading in the right direction anyway.
  9. Another amazing report! !!!!! And you are so blessed to have had the opportunities to Kayak all over this planet.
  10. I'm interested. Pru I sent a pm with a request. Al, I am more for shorter distances theses days so if you need to keep trip to RP and back that's good with me.
  11. A few pics from Solstice paddle and L3 trip
  12. I'm interested. Just need to work out another scheduled job at home
  13. I am not going to make it Saturday. Plans from last weekend got changed to this weekend. Stay safe and have fun.
  14. I carry a ACR PLB which is registered with SARSAT. The registration is updated every two years , but I can update contacts at any time online. I started carrying for the same reasons as Rob, family and aging. It is not small so it's in the day hatch most of the time. SARSAT makes a point to only activate in a life or death situation. Otherwise you could be looking at an extremely expensive ride home. Response is not as immediate as direct contact with rescue agencies. SARSAT calls your contacts first to confirm emergency then sends rescue. there are areas along the coast of Maine where I have not had cell service and if the VHF fails or out of range the PLB is last resort.
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