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by kayakstew
Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WINTER PADDLING :: Has anyone been paddling recently?
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

WINTER PADDLING :: Has anyone been paddling recently?

I was curious if there are any 4-season paddlers amongst the Turkeys. And if so: >> Has anyone been out lately? >> What solutions do you have for keeping your feet and hands warm (and dry)? >> Do you folks plan "winter" trips at all? I have a dry suit but haven't been on the water to test ...
by kayakstew
Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boat/Kayak Ramp behind the new EMS in Hingham Shipyard?
Replies: 0
Views: 836

Boat/Kayak Ramp behind the new EMS in Hingham Shipyard?

I have heard rumors of a boat launch that can be used in back of the new EMS and there seems to be plenty of parking there. Anyone ever launch from there? There's a marina right there and a marine supply store so I wouldnt be entirely surprised. But I have never noticed one there. If it's open to th...
by kayakstew
Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EMS Kayak School’s 2010 Used Kayak Sale September 4 & 11
Replies: 1
Views: 1996

Re: EMS Kayak School’s 2010 Used Kayak Sale September 4 & 11

If you are interested in any of these boats, I have heard from Joe and you can contact him via jsherlock@ems.com with questions.
~Stew
by kayakstew
Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Night paddle
Replies: 14
Views: 2367

Re: Night paddle

I launch from Abigail Adams quiet often and have headed both south and north from that starting point. Usually I stop at Hewitts Cove for a short break or Barre Cove when heading south. There can be some significant boater action in the area, particularly on the weekends. On the upside until you get...
by kayakstew
Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone out this weekend (8/28-8/29)? Where abouts?
Replies: 0
Views: 690

Anyone out this weekend (8/28-8/29)? Where abouts?

Just thought I may be waving to one or two of you as I hope to get out towards Bumpkin. Cheers! ~Stu
by kayakstew
Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Night paddle
Replies: 14
Views: 2367

Re: Night paddle

I would also be interested in a group night paddle in September. Like Aimee, weekends are more convenient for me, though (as a relative newbee here) I will try to make whichever date that you folks determine to be the best. Augh! my weekends in Spetember are filling up, there are two events that som...
by kayakstew
Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kayak camping on bumpkin 7/24/2010!
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

Re: Kayak camping on bumpkin 7/24/2010!

Any chance you'll be out on bumpkin this weekend (8/28-8/29) I may consider testing the theory that the rangers will let you stay over night without a reservation. Looks like bumpkin is full up this saturday night. weather may be too nice to resist.

~Stu/Steve
by kayakstew
Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EMS Kayak School’s 2010 Used Kayak Sale September 4 & 11
Replies: 1
Views: 1996

EMS Kayak School’s 2010 Used Kayak Sale September 4 & 11

EMS Kayak School’s 2010 Used Kayak Sale September 4 & 11 @ Lincoln Wood - $300700 (RI) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2010-08-26, 7:50AM EDT Reply to: sale-ns6dh-1919854557@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?] ---------------------...
by kayakstew
Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Itty-bitty bottles (for first aid kit)
Replies: 20
Views: 4352

Re: Itty-bitty bottles (for first aid kit)

May want to try go into EMS in Hingham. Look in the backbacking section. You should find little plastic water tight bottles of various sizes. They also sell a "bottle kit" for under 10 bucks, though you can buy just the size and style you are looking for. ~Stu View the link: http://www.ems...
by kayakstew
Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Kayak & Equipment Reviews
Topic: Venture Skye 17/P&H Easky 17
Replies: 0
Views: 3095

Venture Skye 17/P&H Easky 17

Has anyone paddled one of these? Any idea how it compares to a WS Tempest? Thanks! Stu
by kayakstew
Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone paddle a perception eclipse 16?
Replies: 4
Views: 1823

anyone paddle a perception eclipse 16?

i am considering the purchase of a used poly perception eclipse. i couldnt find too much on the 16 footer online. I am curious if anyone had experience with the boat (or any eclipse). I did hear a few gripes about the non-locking foot pegs for the rudder and the boat being tippy.

any thoughts?
~Stu
by kayakstew
Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: kayak review section?
Replies: 27
Views: 2912

kayak review section?

i was curious if it made any sense to add a kayak review section to the discussion board. folks and place reviews of different kayaks they have paddled etc. as i am currently looking for something in the 16' - 17' range to take things to the next level i am particularly interested, though I bet othe...
by kayakstew
Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Camping on Boston Harbor Islands
Replies: 13
Views: 2481

Re: Camping on Boston Harbor Islands

Is that grassy area on Lovells an actual camp site or overflow (for late arrivals)? Or would you suggest it's better for off season stays?

thanks
by kayakstew
Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Camping on Boston Harbor Islands
Replies: 13
Views: 2481

Re: Camping on Boston Harbor Islands

I just looked at Grape Island's reservations on ReserveAmerica and it looks like saturdays are filling up quickly, while mid-week it's wide open.

~stew
by kayakstew
Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wilderness Systems Tsunami 170
Replies: 5
Views: 2785

Re: Wilderness Systems Tsunami 170

Thanks for the feedback. I do enjoy camping out of the kayak. And part of the reason I want a larger kayak is to get out to the harbor island for a few weekends. Also I am 6ft 170lbs not what I would say as being expectionally large or for that matter a small paddler. I ask since I have the opportun...
by kayakstew
Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wilderness Systems Tsunami 170
Replies: 5
Views: 2785

Wilderness Systems Tsunami 170

Anyone have any experience in a Tsunami 170? How is it different that then Tempest? Is one better than the other (obviously better is a matter of perspective, though I'd like to hear your perspective). I do like the idea of the skeg a little better while I htink the Tsnumai has a rudder, the Tempest...
by kayakstew
Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Noticed this post seems like a decent deal... Fiberglass Yak
Replies: 0
Views: 1379

Noticed this post seems like a decent deal... Fiberglass Yak

http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/boa/1606503972.html Fiberglass Sea kayak - $1000 (marshfield, ma) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2010-02-18, 11:38AM EST Reply to: sale-2htvp-1606503972@craigslist.org -------------------------------------------...
by kayakstew
Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prijon Kodiak 17 VS. WS Tempest 170
Replies: 10
Views: 3207

Re: Prijon Kodiak 17 VS. WS Tempest 170

THANKS ALL! Great feedback. I am hoping to do some overnights on Bumpkin or Grape Island this summer and hopefully a Hull Southeast Coast run. However most of my paddling will be daytripping, afternnon/evening jaunts with a mix of hingham harbor, quincy bay and local creeks/rivers. AGAIN Thank you! ...
by kayakstew
Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prijon Kodiak 17 VS. WS Tempest 170
Replies: 10
Views: 3207

Re: Prijon Kodiak 17 VS. WS Tempest 170

Also if anyone has suggestions on moving up from a 13feet to 17feet, I'd be open hearing them.

thanks again!
~steve
by kayakstew
Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prijon Kodiak 17 VS. WS Tempest 170
Replies: 10
Views: 3207

Prijon Kodiak 17 VS. WS Tempest 170

Would anyone have some comparison or feedback on the differences between these two boats? PRIJON KODIAK 17'1" and WILDERNESS SYSTEMS TEMPEST 170 I am considering purchasing/upgrading from a 13 footer to something a little more "sea worthy". Ideally interested in working up to some cam...
by kayakstew
Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bad kayak bill is back!
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Re: Bad kayak bill is back!

far as i can tell this bill states that kayakers will be required to wear a lifejacket. seriously it doesnt seem that big of a deal. I imagine most of us already do wear one. Can someone help me understand why this is a bad idea/bad bill?

~stew
by kayakstew
Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Current on the North River?
Replies: 5
Views: 1100

Re: Current on the North River?

Pat, thanks so much for the info! It was slightly more of a general question. Basically I have plans to get a jog in with a running friend of mine in the am and was thinking I might like to paddling a little later in the day. I have been wanting to paddle the north river, yet usually end up over in ...
by kayakstew
Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Current on the North River?
Replies: 5
Views: 1100

Current on the North River?

I noticed your trip planned this weekend on the North River. I was wondering how significant the current is, particularly paddling against it. The trip is a oneway trip, how difficult would it be to paddle two ways, one against the tide? I am particularly intereted in the area you are paddling this ...
by kayakstew
Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wollaston Beach Launching
Replies: 11
Views: 2312

No argument from me!

seems like Craig sure has done his research and learned from experience.

kudos and thanks for the feedback!
~stew
by kayakstew
Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Weymouth Back River - June 6th
Replies: 3
Views: 2055

Thanks!!

Great post! Gets me energized to get out there again after a few weekends being out of town. Thank you for the post! And nice pictures!! Interesting location to have lobster pots. Makes me curious. Wonder if they fish deeper and bring the lobsters into the protective area there for storage or someth...
by kayakstew
Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wollaston Beach Launching
Replies: 11
Views: 2312

Shore Drive

What about launching off Shore Drive (straight across from Furnace Brook). With Black's Creek right there and deeper waters, it shouldnt be too difficult to paddle close to shore at lowtide. Just be careful of any currentwith water passing into and out of black's creek. http://maps.google.com/maps?f...
by kayakstew
Thu May 28, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hingham Harbor - Memorial Day Easy Paddle - May 25, 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1601

thanks

yeah, pretty basic stuff but i great day none the less...
by kayakstew
Thu May 28, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hingham Harbor - Memorial Day Easy Paddle - May 25, 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1601

Hingham Harbor - Memorial Day Easy Paddle - May 25, 2009

Memorial Day, a relaxing a paddle, great time on Hingham Harbor. Memorial Day started as a lazy day and while we had planned to get out earlier to paddle it seemed a big breakfast and large cup of joe were necessary to gain the gumption (and energy) to load up the kayaking, fishing and grilling gear...
by kayakstew
Tue May 12, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSRWA River Clean Up Day
Replies: 6
Views: 1630

curius about these cleanups

I'd like to get more information about cleanups like these. any idea where i can find more info? I have started a habbit of bring a plastic shopping bag with me and snagging trash while paddling out on the rivers. I was curious if some of this "trash" might actually be beneficial. While I can't imag...
by kayakstew
Wed May 06, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Charles River, Millis to Natick - RESCHEDULED to Saturday5/2
Replies: 28
Views: 4977

looking forward to reading the trip report! I think I have done a similar route and would be interested to checkout the Rocky Narrows hike as well.

sorry i mised it
~steve
by kayakstew
Wed May 06, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Weymouth's Back River: Sunday May 3rd 2009: Easy Paddle
Replies: 4
Views: 2677

There were just two of us (including me). Myself and one friend, Tom. He is new to paddling and used my older/prior yak. cheers ~steve FYI: now I am noticing a bunch of spelling and grammatical mistakes in my post above. ah well. I was in a bit of a rush and wanted to get it out there asap. maybe ne...
by kayakstew
Tue May 05, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Weymouth's Back River: Sunday May 3rd 2009: Easy Paddle
Replies: 4
Views: 2677

Weymouth's Back River: Sunday May 3rd 2009: Easy Paddle

Just wanted to toss a bare bones trip report out there from this sunday afternoon: Arrived at Abigail Adams park under a bit of light rain, more of a misting really. About 2:40pm sunday afternoon. Sure the forcast was for rain, but with a 40% chain of rain I was willing to take my chances. Plus, I w...
by kayakstew
Tue May 05, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Charles River 4/18/09 Short Trip
Replies: 22
Views: 5935

Charles River Statue

So...What is the history of a statue on the riverbank? I have been through that area once befoire. Was terribly interested at the time, then proceeded to completely forgot about looking it up, until reading your report.

thanks much!

~stu
by kayakstew
Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: boat recommendation/feedback suggested
Replies: 4
Views: 1482

Thanks for the info! Do you think the Perception Eclipse Sea Lion is a suitable boat?

I am interested in those rolling lessons too! Where's the info?

~stew
by kayakstew
Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: boat recommendation/feedback suggested
Replies: 4
Views: 1482

boat recommendation/feedback suggested

I am an occasional visiter here at WTP. I have to 13ft kayak with a skeg, but looking to upgrade to something more suited for intermediate open water, like paddling to the some of the boston harbor islands (possible camp over) or paddle along nantasket and gun rock beach this summer. While I enjoy m...
by kayakstew
Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SS Paddle this Sunday? (Quincy - Plymouth)
Replies: 5
Views: 2764

interesting...

I'll checkout the site to get more information! big THANKS!!

~steve/stew
by kayakstew
Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lovell's Island Overnight? Friday 28th...
Replies: 6
Views: 2911

trip report?

did you folks end up doing this paddle? sounds like a blast! definitely something i want to work up to doing!! any details? thanks ~steve
by kayakstew
Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SS Paddle this Sunday? (Quincy - Plymouth)
Replies: 5
Views: 2764

SS Paddle this Sunday? (Quincy - Plymouth)

Anyone have anything in the works for this sunday? Looking to stay between beantown and the canal and late morning/noon is better than early morning.

Thanks!
~stew
by kayakstew
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skeg, Rudder, Zilch?
Replies: 43
Views: 18277

THANKS!!

Again Thanks for the feedback. Kate, what information about me would be useful in giving me more specific feedback? I am a sagittarius, great sense of humor, green eyes, and enjoy long walks (and/or paddles) on the beach...that help any? LOL ooops sorry at times that aforementioned "great" sense of ...

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