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by Briggsy
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hurricane Irma survivor check-in from Briggsy
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: Hurricane Irma survivor check-in from Briggsy

Hi all, I just saw this post here, Yes all is well here. Our first hurricane since moving to sunny Florida, it was pretty exciting for sure. Weirdly I had some sort of premonition a week before and bought 20 sheets of plywood and 30 2x4's in order to make some custom hurricane shutters for our doors...
by Briggsy
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tide race closeout sale
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: Tide race closeout sale

Xtra is a nice surf/play boat. One of my buddies has one down here
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Windblown in the Florida Keys 7th Jan to 15th Jan 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1246

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

A couple of years ago, Bea, Norm and I did a weeklong kayak trip in Florida Bay, and we discussed a plan to paddle the length of the keys from Key Largo to Key West. When you get down to planning it, it would mean paddling 110 miles in 6 days, which while doable would mean there wouldn't be much tim...
by Briggsy
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: CT River from White River Junction south to Bellows Falls
Replies: 7
Views: 7723

Re: CT River from White River Junction south to Bellows Fall

Hey John, We did the CT river from Dodge Falls Dam (near Ryegate) to Wilson Landing (just north of Hanover VT). It was a fab trip and a good distance without portaging around dams, which is the big issue with the CT river. Great pics from your trip. Good thing about the CT river is the shuttle betwe...
by Briggsy
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windmill point over night parking
Replies: 18
Views: 3045

Re: Windmill point over night parking

Hey Chip, A friend and I landed on Great Brewster for lunch one time with a view to hiking up to the picnic table at the top. Be warned the mosquitoes were worse than anything down here in the Everglades, and that was at lunchtime on a hot sunny July or August day out in the full open sunshine. We a...
by Briggsy
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New season-new paddle ....
Replies: 0
Views: 3422

New season-new paddle ....

Werner paddles on sale, Steep and Cheap....

http://www.steepandcheap.com/Store/cata ... age=0&nf=1

Have a fun season
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Sat May 21, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More scary than Great Whites ????
Replies: 1
Views: 1361

More scary than Great Whites ????

Dang it, thought I'd got away from man eating sea creatures.....

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/bre ... story.html

Briggsy
by Briggsy
Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brunton 70P Compass cheap
Replies: 6
Views: 1864

Re: Brunton 70P Compass cheap

You're welcome Ken, I got one as I always had the bungee compass, but $36 is hard to beat for sure.....did you perfect the outback oven yet ??

Briggsy
by Briggsy
Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brunton 70P Compass cheap
Replies: 6
Views: 1864

Re: Brunton 70P Compass cheap

Thanks Jordan, can't complain, low 80's today. Other than the 10000 islands trip haven't needed more than shorts and T shirt for paddling and no Great Whites on this side !! Hot, sticky, buggy summer is just around the corner though !!!
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brunton 70P Compass cheap
Replies: 6
Views: 1864

Brunton 70P Compass cheap

Brunton 70P compass at great price...
http://www.steepandcheap.com/gear-cache ... BRU001N-BK
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Florida's 10000 Islands 10th to 14th Jan 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 3503

Re: Florida's 10000 Islands 10th to 14th Jan 2016

Thanks.
Norm and Bea have pics to add after they have sorted them.
by Briggsy
Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Florida's 10000 Islands 10th to 14th Jan 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 3503

Florida's 10000 Islands 10th to 14th Jan 2016

This years camping trip was in the 10000 Islands area of Florida, which is situated between Everglades National Park to the south and Naples to the north. It is a maze of small and large islands that separate the Gulf of Mexico from the mainland, the largest is Marco Island, and includes Cape Romano...
by Briggsy
Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heading South
Replies: 8
Views: 2704

Heading South

To Wild Turkeys I have paddled with.... Although I have not paddled with many of you I wanted to let you know that Deb (my wife) and I have moved full time to Sarasota, Florida. I have had a great time paddling with some of you guys and girls, my favorite locations being Monomoy, Cohasset, and Bosto...
by Briggsy
Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bay of Fundy Sept. 1-5, 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 4251

Re: Bay of Fundy Sept. 1-5, 2015

Awesome trip Bea and Ken. Looks like the weather really co-operated, great pics and a fun time. I'm jealous!! Love your emergency rations although you should really "upgrade" from "Sutter Home" vinos tintos, Maybe just throw in a bottle of Capt. Morgan, ( or Patron for Ken). Can'...
by Briggsy
Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Looking for surf, New Inlet, Thurs 10th Sept
Replies: 4
Views: 2948

Re: Looking for surf, New Inlet, Thurs 10th Sept

Got as far as the Sagamore Bridge knowing the weather was "iffy", then the lightning and thunder hit so decided to turn around. We had stormy weather all day and all night on the Cape

Briggsy
by Briggsy
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Looking for surf, New Inlet, Thurs 10th Sept
Replies: 4
Views: 2948

Re: Looking for surf, New Inlet, Thurs 10th Sept

Thanks Mark, checked it out on Google Earth last night and going south definitely looked less interesting. Supposed to be 1-2' swell, not sure how that translates to that particular area, but I've had 2 good surf sessions there in the last 2 years.
We'll see I guess.
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Looking for surf, New Inlet, Thurs 10th Sept
Replies: 4
Views: 2948

Looking for surf, New Inlet, Thurs 10th Sept

Going to paddle from Driftway ramp out to New Inlet on Thursday, looking to surf that area. If no surf will paddle up or down the coast and back. Will launch 9.30 to 10am, will aim to get back around 4pm. Some surf experience would be good if you want to come along. You must have a helmet and some r...
by Briggsy
Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Surf or Rocks, Weds 2nd Sept
Replies: 6
Views: 3363

Re: Surf or Rocks, Weds 2nd Sept

see you at 10.
by Briggsy
Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Surf or Rocks, Weds 2nd Sept
Replies: 6
Views: 3363

Re: Surf or Rocks, Weds 2nd Sept

OK, I'd prefer to mess around in the rocks. I'll aim to be at Cohasset at 9.30 ish. I'll offload my gear at Parker Ave launch then park on the street,usual place. What time do you think you would be there

Briggsy
by Briggsy
Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Surf or Rocks, Weds 2nd Sept
Replies: 6
Views: 3363

Re: Surf or Rocks, Weds 2nd Sept

Where do you want to go, New inlet or Cohasset ??
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Surf or Rocks, Weds 2nd Sept
Replies: 6
Views: 3363

Surf or Rocks, Weds 2nd Sept

I am thinking of going to either Cohasset to paddle in and around the rocks at Minot Beach OR Paddling from Driftway out to New Inlet for some surf on Wednesday 2nd Sept. Either way, planning to launch around 9.30 ish and will likely finish up around 3 to 4 pm depending on how much fun is being had....
by Briggsy
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Sakonnet Thurs 13th August
Replies: 0
Views: 7859

Sakonnet Thurs 13th August

I am going to the Sakonnet area on Thursday for some surf and rocks. May go from Sakonnet Harbor or pay to park at South Shore Beach Little Compton to access close by surf spots. Looking to launch 9.30/10 and be back at 3.30/4.30. I have posted this on RICKA as well. Some surf experience and associa...
by Briggsy
Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ChillCheater order
Replies: 11
Views: 3954

Re: ChillCheater order

Ken, if its not too late, keyhole B, L/XL tunnel. No map loops or bale hole. You guys find the adjustable top stays up good enough ??

Ken send me your mailing address by email and I'll send a check.

Thanks briggsy
by Briggsy
Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ChillCheater order
Replies: 11
Views: 3954

Re: ChillCheater order

Ken, I emailed Reed and will let you know as soon as they reply. My cockpit doesn't match any of their measurements.
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ChillCheater order
Replies: 11
Views: 3954

Re: ChillCheater order

Anyone know what size these are for the Cetus ??
by Briggsy
Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cuttyhunk. 23rd July 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 4943

Cuttyhunk. 23rd July 2015

While thumbing through the Eldridge Tide book, as one does, I noticed that 23rd July had the perfect tides for a jaunt down the Elizabeth Islands to Cuttyhunk. Slack tide down at Cuttyhunk was 11.40 am meaning we would get a nice push down Vineyard Sound with the current and a push back up after the...
by Briggsy
Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2015/2016 Bea's Trip-posting challenge!
Replies: 20
Views: 1759

Re: 2015 "Where's Bea?" Trip-posting challenge!

So where are all the trips ???
by Briggsy
Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 13089

Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

It was fun paddling with you all. I hope you managed to retain some of the information, the time seemed to fly by way to quickly. I think the most important things to try to remember is the latitude scale ( 1 nautical mile equals one sixtieth of a degree (1 minute) ) and that one knot is one nautica...
by Briggsy
Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 13089

Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Hi Caryn, Pat has had to drop out so that leaves a space for you on Thursday.
For everyone, I intend to spend a fair bit of time on dry land so if you want to bring pen and paper to make notes it's up to you.
See you Thurs
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skeg inaccessible
Replies: 10
Views: 2828

Re: Skeg inaccessible

I have some small scraps but nothing near that large. Maybe the whitewater folks can get you some, they're more likely to be "outfitting" boats.
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 13089

Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Sounds good
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skeg inaccessible
Replies: 10
Views: 2828

Re: Skeg inaccessible

I'd like to say that I fixed it, but I believe that "fix" is too strong a word. Let's just say that it's operable again. It's still stiff, and this was causing a section of the cable to buckle. I duct taped that into place, and now I'm back in business. One thing though is that I have to ...
by Briggsy
Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 13089

Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

OK, so now we have Joy, Tortoise, Ron, Pat, twotrout, Steve and Abby.
One more space available.......
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 13089

Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

One more space available....
by Briggsy
Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Monomoy trip, Thursday 25th June 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 7299

Monomoy trip, Thursday 25th June 2015

There was a good response after posting the trip and it was a nice surprise to have 11 of us meeting at the Morris Island launch. The weather forecast was perfect, just enough breeze to keep cool. I had planned the trip around low tide occurring at lunchtime when we would be at the lighthouse at the...
by Briggsy
Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 13089

Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

I will be there at 5pm, but today some folks said 5.30 would be better, so I am aiming to start as soon after 5.30 as possilble.
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skeg inaccessible
Replies: 10
Views: 2828

Re: Skeg inaccessible

I meant the skeg control slider is glassed in and at the rear of that slider assembly is a plastic tube protuding from the glass and the skeg cord is in that tube. I am assuming that with a solid wire skeg control cable you would probably need something more substantial than a thin plastic tube. I h...
by Briggsy
Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skeg inaccessible
Replies: 10
Views: 2828

Re: Skeg inaccessible

Hey Pat, I just checked my Cetus and the skeg control is glassed in like yours but there is a plastic tube coming out of the back with the skeg cord inside. Mine is a cord, not a metal cable. You could email the Kayak Centre of Rhode Island, Wickford. http://www.kayakcentre.com/ They used to have Im...
by Briggsy
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Monomoy trip, Thursday 25th June 2015
Replies: 33
Views: 11574

Re: Monomoy trip, Thursday 25th June 2015

mgmeyer wrote:Hi folks, I'm planning to join this trip. Briggsy - I would love to join you for pasta as well. Feel free to assign me something to bring for dinner - otherwise I might show up with chocolate or booze. Thank you!

Chocolate or booze is always good!
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Monomoy trip, Thursday 25th June 2015
Replies: 33
Views: 11574

Re: Monomoy trip, Thursday 25th June 2015

....UPDATE.... Weather looks good for Thursday (unlike today !!) so see everyone down at Morris Island Causeway at 8.30 for a 9.00 launch. Please let me know if you plan on dinner as I will shop on Wednesday. I have some beers and cocktails, but if you want wine you may want to bring your choice. Th...

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