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by norm
Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paddle Geocaching
Replies: 8
Views: 5245

I did that cache with my paddling cache buddies "yakingcampers" last June. We really enjoyed that one - started late and ended up finding it by flashlight. We paddle that pond a couple times a year. My geocaching handle is "nhcabi". You'll have to try the Nippenicket to Nunketeset multi when Jasta11...
by norm
Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paddle Geocaching
Replies: 8
Views: 5245

Frogman - I'm another paddling geocacher. Actually that's the type of geocaches I like the most. They don't seem very popular with the general caching crowd, so don't be discouraged if you don't get many hits. Most paddling caches I've done were on small bodies of water in my recreational kayak - th...
by norm
Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CGR is rolling!
Replies: 13
Views: 7447

Congratulations Chris! Hope I can join the ranks of the "rollers" this year. Wish I could make it to some of these pool sessions...can't wait to get back on the water.

Norm
by norm
Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Site- check it out!
Replies: 9
Views: 5665

You are right, that is an excellent site. Thanks for sharing it.

Norm
by norm
Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minot's Light
Replies: 13
Views: 6765

Thanks Chris - using that as a desktop background is a great idea. For me it's a excellent reminder of my first trip with a group of Wild Turkey Paddlers! As I recall, Mike's plan was that we were going to take a nice easy trip in the Gulf River and then out to Strawberry Point, but we went all the ...
by norm
Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boat Show
Replies: 7
Views: 5152

Todd - I've seen that Norwell Expo listed before but have always missed it due to other conflicts for Saturday time. Maybe I'll get there this year now that I have a bigger kayak. Thanks for the reminder and the link - the date and location of the Expo this year is: NSRWA'a 6th Annual Kayak Expo Sat...
by norm
Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boat Show
Replies: 7
Views: 5152

There were a few dealers with kayaks there last year but I don't recall a lot of sea kayaks...mostly rec, river and fishing models. The boat show is much nicer at the new convention center - it is much easier to see everything and they have enough height to raise masts on the sailboats. They even ha...
by norm
Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boat Show
Replies: 7
Views: 5152

Boat Show

Has anyone been to the boat show this week? I was wondering if there is anything interesting to kayakers. I went last year and there were a few small boat displays that were interesting, but my time is limited this year and I don't want to make the effort to go if all they have is big power and sail...
by norm
Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hockomock River
Replies: 2
Views: 3472

bikepete - What is your definition of lately. months or years? I did it back on June 30, 2007 with a friend and 2 of our teenage sons in rec yaks. Our goal was a couple of geocaches as well as kayaking. We did the stretch from rte 106 to the Town River and took out at Scotland Rd. It took us 5 hours...
by norm
Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: question about the forums...changing my user name
Replies: 6
Views: 5392

Naaa, I was thinking of using "abinorm" but why not just keep it as simple as possible - life is complicated enough.
by norm
Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: question about the forums...changing my user name
Replies: 6
Views: 5392

Thanks for asking that question Peter - I was curious about changing usernames since someone (I think it was Nelson) mentioned he thought my username stood for New Hampshire Cabby! I've changed from "nhcabi" to "norm".
by norm
Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone up for a paddle Saturday 22rd?
Replies: 12
Views: 7469

I know you guys are all experienced and everything, but be prepared for fog. I was out paddling along Carson Beach in Southy this afternoon when the fog rolled in at about 4:00pm and it got so thick you could not see 500 yards. I didn't see anything in the marine forecast about fog for Friday aftern...
by norm
Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Distance to Minot Lighthouse...
Replies: 3
Views: 3826

It's about one nautical mile from Strawberry Point. A friend just sent me a link to free nautical mapping software from Maptech and I used the measurement tool to get the one nm answer. The software can be found at: http://mapserver.maptech.com/API/ChartDownload/index.cfm?lat=42.30639028889572&l...
by norm
Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Skills Sessions 2007
Replies: 185
Views: 158999

Did Chris or Ron's videos of that spectacle come out well enough to post a clip? Are there any pointers to a video of what that maneuver was supposed to look like?
by norm
Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Skills Sessions 2007
Replies: 185
Views: 158999

I plan to be there. I'd like to try an assisted rescue now that I feel confident at the self rescue.

Norm
by norm
Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Head Count for Stars
Replies: 11
Views: 7639

I'm plannin' to be there.

Norm
by norm
Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Quincy Bay Rendezvous 8/26/07
Replies: 8
Views: 6932

After our trip to Peddocks, I was curious about what they plan to do with the island and I did a quick search online and found an obscure but recent article about new utilities. http://www.nastt.org/NoDig/Abstracts/A-3-03.pdf It was not clear if the plan was executed or just proposed, but it led me ...
by norm
Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Quincy Bay Rendezvous 8/26/07
Replies: 8
Views: 6932

Thanks for detailing the trip Craig...very accurate. We really lucked out and got pretty good weather considering the questionable forecasts. As the rookie, I learned a good lesson about gathering into a group to make channel crossings all together and watching out for those big, fast commuter boats...
by norm
Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bostonglobe article?
Replies: 3
Views: 3611

I wonder if Jordan could beat this guy in an 11 mile race, kayak against rowing shell?
by norm
Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cohasset 8.25 - The Gulf to Minots Light
Replies: 8
Views: 7764

Rookie mistake - I first posted this reply on the upcoming trips section.... Thank you to Mike for a giving me a great first trip out into the open ocean on an excellent day. The participants were Mike, Norm, Chris and Skip. We started off in The Gulf as planned. Then we went out to Strawberry Point...
by norm
Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Head Count for Hingham Harbor 8/23 (for STARS)
Replies: 17
Views: 10537

Planning to be there for the first time. On vacation this week so I should be able to attend the PPR. I'd like to buy the first round since I couldn't make it last week, to thank everyone for all the tips and support at the Hanson skills session.

Norm
by norm
Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Skills Sessions 2007
Replies: 185
Views: 158999

Newbie with a new boat, spray skirt and paddle float planning to attend this week and hopefully the rest of the sessions....unless I master everything in one night!

Norm from Abington
by norm
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boat Recommendation?
Replies: 12
Views: 9573

Thanks for all the great advice. You were all correct of course. My limitted budget helped narrow down my decision on what to get. If I grow out of it quickly then I'll have a boat for one of my sons or wife to use and I'll move up. I ended up getting a Venture Kayaks Easky 15 with skeg from Doug Gr...
by norm
Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boat Recommendation?
Replies: 12
Views: 9573

Boat Recommendation?

New member looking for advice on buying a day touring boat. I've been paddling in rivers and lakes with 9.5' rec boats for a few years and now I want to move up to coastal rivers and bays. I'm 6' tall and about 210 pounds. Not much money to spend - want to stay under $1000. So, I'm considering 14.5'...

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