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by Mark
Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bring Your Turkey To The River Day - 10/26/13
Replies: 12
Views: 2967

Re: Bring Your Turkey To The River Day - 10/26/13

Johnysmoke wrote:I've got some time on my hands. Not next week but the one after..


John, maybe the Concord-Lowell will be running. I can carry your boat on my car if you want. :D
by Mark
Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bring Your Turkey To The River Day - 10/26/13
Replies: 12
Views: 2967

Re: Bring Your Turkey To The River Day - 10/26/13

It was a fun, if chilly, day. If you don't think whitewater is the "dark side", then explain who the guy on the right is in this picture from Bea's album:

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by Mark
Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter gathering locations
Replies: 27
Views: 5192

Re: Winter gathering locations

I think the "center of minimum distance" is actually Norm's house.
by Mark
Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2013 Wild Turkey ROLL-OFF
Replies: 3
Views: 1152

Re: 2013 Wild Turkey ROLL-OFF

by Mark
Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2013 Wild Turkey ROLL-OFF
Replies: 3
Views: 1152

Re: 2013 Wild Turkey ROLL-OFF

I think this website need to be updated:

http://recordsetter.com/world-record/es ... entsection

World record = 10? LOL!
by Mark
Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Wild Turkey rolling!
Replies: 8
Views: 2503

Re: Another Wild Turkey rolling!

NorwayLady wrote:I am happy to report that Ken R. nailed a whole bunch of rolls today in his Explorer. He did several of them on his preferred side and a couple of them on his "off" side.

Congratulations Ken!

Bea


The Explorer is a very easy to roll kayak. Everyone should own one!
by Mark
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The next must have piece of camping gear
Replies: 7
Views: 2049

Re: The next must have piece of camping gear

I'm with Ken, but if you must have beer, how about beer can outriggers, fastened end to end with duct tape? The beer stays cold in the water and it doubles as a safety device. Let's get our engineers working on this.

Jordan? Jordan? Bueller?
by Mark
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham Harbor - Thursday August 1
Replies: 12
Views: 3340

Re: Hingham Harbor - Thursday August 1

I will be there to paddle and eat. Sounds like either a 4PM or a 6PM group? I'll join the working people at 6:00
by Mark
Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FOR SALE __NEEDS WORK__ GREAT LOCATION
Replies: 8
Views: 2876

Re: FOR SALE __NEEDS WORK__ GREAT LOCATION

The auctioneer is standing by to take your bid.
http://www.kates.org/pictures/Jason/Kay ... -14575.jpg
by Mark
Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wild Wild Turkeys @ Little Compton, Rhode Island 7/13/2013
Replies: 8
Views: 9647

Re: Wild Wild Turkeys @ Little Compton, Rhode Island 7/13/20

Briggsy has his own marsh now, does he? That boy gets around...
by Mark
Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sunset/Moonrise Paddle to the Spit - Sunday, June 23, 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 7666

Re: Sunset/Moonrise Paddle to the Spit - Sunday, June 23, 2

Norm, I saw your comment about Brown's Bank possibly disappearing or something over the winter? Brown's Bank is mentioned in William Bradford's "History of Plymouth plantation 1620-1647", references as early as 1635. At that time it had tree stumps on it. It seems to have some permanence, ...
by Mark
Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spit paddle
Replies: 6
Views: 2231

Re: Spit paddle

Yes, something will definitely happen. There are no full moons conveniently located on a Friday night, but we can certainly get out for a nice evening. I'm pretty sure Tracey is planning AT LEAST one, albeit possibly to George's Bank, which would be a similar distance and difficulty, if I'm not mis...
by Mark
Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday night shift for tides
Replies: 35
Views: 8077

Re: Thursday night shift for tides

If anyone ever wants to do a skills session in a place with a little more dynamic water, we could put it together. Either out by the new inlet in Scituate, or down by little harbor in Cohasset. It's a little different doing rescues and what not if there are waves and or current. New inlet would be ...
by Mark
Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thacher Island from Rockport - June 9, 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 9698

Re: Thacher Island from Rockport - June 9, 2013

Contrary to some who might criticize you, I think that is a legitimate strategy, especially in benign conditions. Being well-practiced in assisted rescues cannot be anything but an asset.

I will refrain from making this an essay on risk homeostasis, etc.

Mark
by Mark
Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thacher Island from Rockport - June 9, 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 9698

Re: Thacher Island from Rockport - June 9, 2013

How cold was the water out there? Everyone looks rather lightly dressed for an offshore, North Shore paddle in June.
by Mark
Thu May 30, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Nights in Hingham! 2013
Replies: 35
Views: 8063

Re: Thursday Nights in Hingham! 2013

I was just posting the same thing. I am game.

I still haven't made it to that elusive Bumpkin Island. :wink:

Mark
by Mark
Thu May 16, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Down the Elizabeths 5/18
Replies: 13
Views: 6053

Re: Down the Elizabeths 5/18

Why stop at Naushon? Plenty more islands in that chain, right Kate?
by Mark
Thu May 16, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Nights in Hingham! 2013
Replies: 35
Views: 8063

Re: Thursday Nights in Hingham! 2013

I plan to be there for the paddle. Not sure if I can stay for PPR. Depends on whether I can get somebody to cover for my work on-call duties this evening. Maybe we should plan to circle Slate Island tonight. That would give us about a mile of paddling directly into the wind and then a mile of ridin...
by Mark
Wed May 15, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Nights in Hingham! 2013
Replies: 35
Views: 8063

Re: Thursday Nights in Hingham! 2013

Please count me in for both, although it looks like it is going to be very WINDY.

I have a new seat I want to test drive in the Exploder.

I have never been to Bumpkin Island before. Is it a very long paddle?
by Mark
Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: date night goes wrong in cohassett?
Replies: 6
Views: 2163

Re: date night goes wrong in cohassett?

cgr wrote:
Mark wrote:If only he had driven it off the bridge, it might have really improved The Wave.

I remember the wave...


No you don't.
by Mark
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: date night goes wrong in cohassett?
Replies: 6
Views: 2163

Re: date night goes wrong in cohassett?

If only he had driven it off the bridge, it might have really improved The Wave.
by Mark
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those of you interested in kayak camping trips...
Replies: 2
Views: 1457

Re: For those of you interested in kayak camping trips...

Is this what kayak camping looks like?

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by Mark
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Mega Scarab Surf Kayak SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 4621

Re: FS: Mega Scarab Surf Kayak

OH no! John's WTP account has been HACKED!!

That explains all the stupid posts from him lately. :(
by Mark
Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Mega Scarab Surf Kayak SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 4621

Re: FS: Mega Scarab Surf Kayak

Hey, still for sale, and just in time for the Spring Surf Season.

Make an offer.
by Mark
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buffing out hull marks
Replies: 23
Views: 5199

Re: Buffing out hull marks

Now that the trolls have spoken, back to our regularly scheduled program...
by Mark
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buffing out hull marks
Replies: 23
Views: 5199

Re: Buffing out hull marks

Dragging the boat down the beach works well, too.
by Mark
Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mid-winter gathering of the flock
Replies: 40
Views: 9775

Re: Mid-winter gathering of the flock

NorwayLady wrote:I'll bring a spinach salad with avocado, walnuts and cranberries. Lemon parmesan salad dressing.

Bea


Will those be English walnuts, or American Black Walnuts? Can I have the dressing on the side?
:lol:
by Mark
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mid-winter gathering of the flock
Replies: 40
Views: 9775

Re: Mid-winter gathering of the flock

I am planning on going, assuming that I get back from whatever whitewater is running on Sat morning. If Mark is there he can tell me all about sea kayaking. I will whip something up at MarketBasket... Sorry, Chris. I will be on "whitewater" all weekend as well - Bretton Woods Saturday and...
by Mark
Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Monomoy's New Break. Tues Feb 26th 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 3210

Re: Monomoy's New Break. Tues Feb 26th 2013

Go home, Pat. You are drunk.
by Mark
Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Monomoy's New Break. Tues Feb 26th 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 3210

Re: Monomoy's New Break. Tues Feb 26th 2013

Pretty cool, you have your own "local" tide rip now! I wonder if the channel will deepen and ruin all the play waves, tho...
by Mark
Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mid-winter gathering of the flock
Replies: 40
Views: 9775

Re: Mid-winter gathering of the flock

BTW, How's the parking situation there? Parking isn't bad...finding the house the first time is the hard part! Agreed! I never did! Reminds me of my first trip to Billington Sea Kayak in Plymouth. When I finally did find it, I blustered to Doug Gray the owner about the directions, signage, etc, or ...
by Mark
Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monomoy An Island Again
Replies: 11
Views: 2010

Re: Monomoy An Island Again

Harding's Beach is great as an off-season launch point for Monomoy. Assuming people can launch/land through mild surf. Morris Island is certainly more protected.
by Mark
Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: this is the sea #5
Replies: 9
Views: 2790

Re: this is the sea #5

I think cgr needs a refresher course on sea kayaking. He needs to watch "Is this the sea?" again. johnnysmoke - do you have that one still? :mrgreen: A sea kayak makes a great rack for drying whitewater gear. (I had my sea kayak out 3 times last year. Including an overnight expedition to ...
by Mark
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: this is the sea #5
Replies: 9
Views: 2790

Re: this is the sea #5

I think cgr needs a refresher course on sea kayaking. He needs to watch "Is this the sea?" again.

johnnysmoke - do you have that one still?

:mrgreen:
by Mark
Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harbor Island Off Season Photo Contest
Replies: 14
Views: 4730

Re: Harbor Island Off Season Photo Contest

I think my minimum combined air-water temp was about 40. Water 30 and air 10. And yes, salt water is still liquid at 30 degrees.

That is back before I was a snowboarder. No way I would be out in the ocean now!
by Mark
Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Floridas Forgotten Coast...20th to 28th Nov 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 4861

Re: Floridas Forgotten Coast...20th to 28th Nov 2012

Love the Deliverance picture! :lol:
by Mark
Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystic River Info???
Replies: 9
Views: 2828

Re: Mystic River Info???

I have paddled it also, in winter (breaking ice as we went) and in summer, fishing for Striped Bass. I've been to the locks and up to the lakes in a sea kayak.

There is a public boat ramp near the Wellington T Station.

Mark
by Mark
Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pool session - Sunday Nov 11
Replies: 4
Views: 1603

Re: Pool session

What? Already? It's not winter yet. Not even drysuit season.
by Mark
Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weekend Paddles November 3 + 4
Replies: 8
Views: 2766

Re: Weekend Paddles November 3 + 4

norm wrote:Well thanks Chip! Is there a prize for that???

Since I can't paddle and hope to do my work from home, maybe I'll treat myself to a prize and get my favorite sub sandwich Saturday - a TURKEY CLUB!


Living on the Wild side, Norm!
by Mark
Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: glow in the dark kayak
Replies: 3
Views: 1611

Re: glow in the dark kayak

Too bad they aren't doing it for the WW boats. Then we wouldn't need headlamps for those moonlight surfs at the Cohasset Wave.

Remember the Cohasset Wave, Chris? :wink:

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