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by norm
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Watertribe Event in Florida
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Watertribe Event in Florida

Thanks for sharing your experience with us. I'm surprised you chose to use your Cetus rather than your Seda. Was that because the Cetus has the convenient front hatch or was it for better stability across Tampa bay? Next question is - now that you've had a taste of the event, do you have any desire ...
by norm
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reel Paddling Film Festival - April 26, 2018 7:00pm
Replies: 0
Views: 416

Reel Paddling Film Festival - April 26, 2018 7:00pm

Charles River Canoe and Kayak is hosting the Reel Paddling Film Festival on April 26th at 7:00pm. Cost is $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Proceeds go to support the Northern Forrest Canoe Trail. There are always a lot of giveaways at intermission at this event. Last year they gave out a couple hi...
by norm
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Midwinter gathering and potluck
Replies: 18
Views: 1732

Re: Midwinter gathering and potluck

I'm planning on being there and bringing Sharon.

Anybody sharing what they plan to bring for potluck?

Norm
by norm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Warm Booties
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: Warm Booties

I agree with Jordan about the NRS Boundary boots for cold water. They are about 14” high , so you can usually get in the boat without getting water in your boot.
by norm
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Dec 7 6:30 pm get-together
Replies: 19
Views: 2215

Re: Thursday Dec 7 6:30 pm get-together

I'll be there.

Norm
by norm
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Cohasset - Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 9:30am
Replies: 1
Views: 1099

Cohasset - Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 9:30am

I'm hoping that parking at the Cohasset town boat ramp is still open to non-residents after Labor Day and I'd like to take advantage of the convenient parking now that summer is over. (33 Parker Ave., Cohasset in the GPS gets you close.) Plan to arrive at 9:30am and launch at 10:00am. High tide is a...
by norm
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One last Thursday in Hingham? 9/28
Replies: 9
Views: 1533

Re: One last Thursday in Hingham? 9/28

I probably cannot make it today. Just realized there is a "Meet and Greet" gathering at work from 3:00 to 4:00 that I should go to today.

Norm
by norm
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One last Thursday in Hingham? 9/28
Replies: 9
Views: 1533

Re: One last Thursday in Hingham? 9/28

I'll try to make it for paddling and PPR.

Norm
by norm
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday September 14 - Hingham
Replies: 10
Views: 1363

Re: Thursday September 14 - Hingham

I am OOTC. Have wi-fi for a couple minutes before visiting Guinness tonight. Won't be able to make it to Hingham this week. Have fun.

Norm
by norm
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: any interest in canton thur weather permitting?
Replies: 8
Views: 1300

Re: any interest in canton thur weather permitting?

I'm not going to be able to make it tonight - too much work to get done before a deadline tomorrow.

Norm
by norm
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday - Hingham 8/31
Replies: 6
Views: 1378

Re: Thursday - Hingham 8/31

I think I can, I think I can. Will try to make it for both.
by norm
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Sunday Aug 20 Beach Day at West Island.
Replies: 4
Views: 993

Re: Sunday Aug 20 Beach Day at West Island.

Sounds like fun! I'm in...especially for the ice cream PPR!

Norm
by norm
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday - Hingham (8/17)
Replies: 12
Views: 1688

Re: Thursday - Hingham (8/17)

Looks like I won't make it in time to paddle tonight. Too much to do at work. Over half the company moves to new desks over the weekend and everything must be packed up today.
by norm
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday - Hingham (8/17)
Replies: 12
Views: 1688

Re: Thursday - Hingham (8/17)

I'm going to do my best to get there this week and would be there for both. But, it all depends on work again.

Norm
by norm
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills 8/3
Replies: 9
Views: 1779

Re: Skills 8/3

I don't think I'll be able to attend this week. Would have been nice since I fixed my skeg problem, but I need to work late this Thursday.

Norm
by norm
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Hingham today july 27
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Hingham today july 27

Joy,
You really know how to confuse things - posting this question in the Skills forum???
I plan to be there tonight, rain or shine...might just have nonP-PR if the weather turns out to be too bad.
Norm
by norm
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham 7/27/17
Replies: 9
Views: 1624

Hingham 7/27/17

Weather looks pretty nice for Thursday evening, except it might be a little breezy on the return leg.

High Tide is at 3:21 PM.

5:30 ish Launch Time.

Please RSVP so we know who's paddling, and whether or not you wish to go to STARS after for PPR.

See you Thursday.
by norm
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills Thursday July20
Replies: 13
Views: 1880

Re: Skills Thursday July20

I'm planning to be there unless work gets in the way. Looking forward to checking out the new venue.
by norm
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham - July 13, 2017 ???
Replies: 1
Views: 756

Hingham - July 13, 2017 ???

The weather forecast does not look good for this evening.

Is anyone planning to go to Hingham to paddle today?

I am not planning to go, but thought I'd start this thread to bring up the subject for others.

Norm
by norm
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sunset / Moonrise Paddle July 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 961

Sunset / Moonrise Paddle July 2017

This year's sunset moonrise paddle shrunk to only four paddlers at the last minute this year. The weather was fantastic. The bugs were horrific - little no-see-ums or sand flees or something ate me alive and I'm still scratching 3 days later. Bea was properly prepared with a light, hooded jacket and...
by norm
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sunset/Moonrise Party at the Spit?
Replies: 13
Views: 2606

Re: Sunset/Moonrise Party at the Spit?

Nancy - 5:30 should be fine. There won't be too much rush to get launched. Have you done this paddle before? Be prepared for getting muddy at the put-in.

By the way, this trip is also now posted in the "Upcoming trips" forum. Sorry for the confusion everyone.

Norm
by norm
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Thursday 6 July a Hingham Harbor night?
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Re: Is Thursday 6 July a Hingham Harbor night?

Hi John,
No, this is not a Hingham week - tide will be low at 4:20pm.
We will be meeting in Hanson at Camp Kiwanee for Skills practice.
See the posting in the "Skills and Training" Forum.
Norm
by norm
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills 7/6
Replies: 11
Views: 1333

Re: Skills 7/6

I plan to be there for rolling and PPR.

Norm
by norm
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Sunset/Moonrise at the Spit - 7/9/17 6:00pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1002

Sunset/Moonrise at the Spit - 7/9/17 6:00pm

Looks like Sunday, July 9th will be the optimum night for a sunset / moonrise party at the spit this year. Sunset is at 8:20pm and moonrise is at 8:37pm. Low tide is at 6:18pm. Feel free to double-check these details as it's been a while since I looked them up. How about meeting at the Driftway at 5...
by norm
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham 6/29
Replies: 12
Views: 1944

Re: Hingham 6/29

I'm planning to be there for paddling and PPR unless work gets in the way.

Norm
by norm
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sunset/Moonrise Party at the Spit?
Replies: 13
Views: 2606

Re: Sunset/Moonrise Party at the Spit?

What have we done before regarding a start time? Did we launch after dead low tide so that we know if we get stuck it will not be for long? I don't remember. I think I've missed this event for a few years.

Norm
by norm
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills June 22nd
Replies: 12
Views: 2062

Re: Skills June 22nd

I'm planning to be there, plus one and we'll both be going to PPR.

I'm hoping sensei Chris will be there - I've got a new student for him.

Norm
by norm
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tall Ships Boston 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 826

Tall Ships Boston 2017

Two of us paddled out from Wollaston Beach to Spectacle Island to view the Tall Ships parade on June 17, 2017. We arrived at 6:00am and were on the water by 6:30. The conditions were very calm, but the fog was very thick. We could not see Squantum from our launch spot near Tony's Clam Shop. I was gl...
by norm
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sunset/Moonrise Party at the Spit?
Replies: 13
Views: 2606

Sunset/Moonrise Party at the Spit?

Any interest in having a beach party at the Spit on the evening of Sunday July 9, 2017?

Looks like sunset is at 8:20pm and moonrise is at 8:37pm.

Low tide is at 6:18pm.

Shall we organize a trip and beach party this year? :D

Norm
by norm
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham June 15
Replies: 7
Views: 1541

Re: Hingham June 15

I'm planning on being there for both and will have a friend with me for both also.

Norm
by norm
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questionnaire
Replies: 8
Views: 1948

Re: Questionnaire

Kate, I should be back in the kayaking mix this year after being sidelined by injury most of last year. I like trips in the 10 - 18 mile range with a little swell and current but nothing too crazy till I get my sea legs/arms back. I like paddling everywhere but don't want Cape trips on weekends. I m...
by norm
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Tall Ships - Saturday, June 17, 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 821

Tall Ships - Saturday, June 17, 2017

Let's see if I remember how to post a trip! Would anyone like to join me for a trip out to Spectacle Island on Saturday to view the Tall Ships parade? The plan is to arrive at Wollaston Beach in Quincy at 6:00am for a 6:30am launch. Go straight out to Spectacle Island and claim a good viewing spot. ...
by norm
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tall Ships Boston June 17-22
Replies: 4
Views: 1433

Re: Tall Ships Boston June 17-22

I went out to the smaller parade with a few people a couple years ago and watched the parade from Spectacle Island. Did I do a trip report? I was thinking of doing that again. Let's talk early in the week when I get back from my trip.
by norm
Thu May 18, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham May 18th
Replies: 9
Views: 1887

Re: Hingham May 18th

I'll be there for both also...if the boat stays on the roof of my car...need better racks. Oh Jordan...
by norm
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Hullyrollers - Free
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Re: Hullyrollers - Free

Jordan,

Please keep me in mind if you come across any economically priced cradles that I will need when I set up a roof rack system like yours.

Norm
by norm
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spring social/Pot Luck Thursday April 27 at 6:30 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 6189

Re: Spring social/Pot Luck Thursday April 27 at 6:30 pm

I won't be able to make it. :cry:

This is the same night as the CRCK Paddling Film Festival that I already bought tickets to.

Have fun,

Norm
by norm
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Film Festival
Replies: 0
Views: 954

Film Festival

Charles River Canoe and Kayak is hosting the "Reel Paddle Film Festival" at their store on April 27th this year. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. They had lots of give-aways at intermission last year - seemed like everybody got something. The films were very good. The seating...
by norm
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Midwinter gathering and potluck
Replies: 23
Views: 3574

Re: Midwinter gathering and potluck

I have to work a few hours Saturday night between 5:30 and 10:00pm. I think I'll start my work late so I can come see everybody. Will plan to get there fairly early but will have to leave early too.

Looking forward to seeing everybody!

Norm
by norm
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Updated home page
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

Re: Updated home page

Glad you caught my better side!
by norm
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Windblown in the Florida Keys 7th Jan to 15th Jan 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1985

Re: Windblown in the Florida Keys 7th Jan to 15th Jan 2017

Excellent trip report Dave. You did an incredible job improvising a fantastic trip, keeping us all safe, out of the ridiculously windy conditions. I think it worked out well that this trip was done in the 3rd year, not the 1st or 2nd. Your local knowledge that you've gained about the keys was obviou...

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