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  2. I found this workshop extremely valuable, and I hope the club will make this a regular annual event. I agree with Dan's comments. I already volunteered to lead one Weds. Lunch Paddle since the workshop (in benign conditions and with the help and advice of several more experienced paddlers) and found that to be an interesting but manageable challenge. Dan and Britta have also led a WLP after the workshop. One consensus idea among the participants was to make some skills practice integral to our journey-oriented club paddles (with participation by choice). For example, we can routinely work in some rescue practice in realistic conditions or decide to do a slightly more challenging landing (with support from shore for the more wary).
  3. Susan and Barb, sign up at the link. 3 spots left as of 2 pm, 6/25.
  4. Due to high winds on Wednesday, we will have a Thursday lunch paddle this week, from Granite Pier, Rockport. Co-leaders: Prudence Baxter and Fred Goodman Meet at 10:00 at Granite Pier, Rockport, for a 10:30 launch. There is a $12 parking fee, payable by cash (exact amount) or check. Please drop your boats and gear near the boat ramp and park in the upper section of Granite Pier. Be careful not to block access to the boat ramp with your cars or boats. Winds predicted to start out 6 to 9 kt from the west, with significant gusts, then shifting south and moderating. Waves 2 ft short period + 1 ft long period from the S. This is a level 3 trip. If you have not paddled with Prudence or Fred before, please contact us by PM before signing up. Also PM us if you have any confidential medical issues we should know about. What You Need to Bring: Kayak with bulkheads, a spray skirt, and deck lines. PFD, paddles, hat or helmet, dress for immersion, sunscreen, lunch, snacks, and water. There may be rock play opportunities; please bring a helmet if you intend to go near the rocks. Helmets also advisable for a possible landing on a slippery boat ramp. Skills practice by choice along the way. The trip will be capped at 10 paddlers. Please sign up here: https://forms.gle/AwYZJVqP3541KoZu5
  5. Tuck Point is also called Sandy Point Beach. At the end of Water St. It's indicated as an access point on floatingtrails under the name Sandy Point Beach.
  6. Meet at Winter Island Park in Salem at 9:30 for a 10:00 launch. We will choose a route in Salem Sound, or possibly south around Marblehead Point to Tinkers Island. Predictions are for a south wind at 10 kt, becoming stronger in the afternoon; one foot swell plus wind driven chop; HOT air temps and 60 degree water. Please sign up here: https://forms.gle/Yhpv5oRT6y8cTaMMA Winter Island Park coordinates: 42.52677092759008, -70.86837653757432 As with all WLP's, this is not a led or guided trip. We are all responsible for each other. Requirements: kayak with bulkheads and deck lines and you with PFD and spray skirt. Helmet recommended. Suncreen, water, snack. If any questions, you can PM me, and feel free to indicate your interest/that you're going, on this thread - it encourages other people! But you still have to sign up above! Waitlisted as of June 17 at 5:30 pm.
  7. The shipping is pretty expensive from the UK. Capital City Kayak carries them: https://www.capitalcitykayak.com/product-page/whetman-sea-kayak-hatch-covers. I'd say it would be worth a try to order one (or a set) from them. BTW, I don't like the Sea-Lect hatch covers because I find them hard to put on securely.
  8. https://coloradokayak.com/products/kokatat-womens-gore-tex-meridian-dry-suit
  9. NSPN and AMC-New Hampshire will host an introduction to sea kayaking for whitewater boaters in the Portsmouth area. A description has been posted to the AMC site at https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/149261&act=15. We will call for mentors from NSPN, and ask for loans of sea kayaks (and spray skirts and pumps) closer to the date. Fred Goodman is our contact person for this event.
  10. Here is an interesting idea for making your own short tow. The interesting feature is that in has a carabiner only on one end. The other end is to be attached to your perimeter line with a highwayman's hitch, allowing for a quick disconnect. http://bloyd-peshkin.blogspot.com/2008/10/making-your-own-short-tow-one-on-your.html
  11. I'm in. Assuming conditions hold up.
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