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by Briggsy
Thu May 06, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Foxwoods or Kayaking??? 5/5/10
Replies: 4
Views: 1730

Foxwoods or Kayaking??? 5/5/10

Of course kayaking won. My wife scored a free room at Foxwoods and not wanting to spend a fabulous day off work indoors, I duly dropped her off at the front door of the casino in the morning and headed 20 minutes south to South Lyme where I parked at the Four Mile River boat ramp off Oakridge Dr. (w...
by Briggsy
Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trip planning information for Monomoy
Replies: 7
Views: 1341

Re: trip planning information for Monomoy

Hey Lora, I live in Harwich so know a few places down here. As far as launching goes there is a small ( 5 or 6 cars max) parking area at the end of Battlefield Rd ( no Facilities)On your google map of your route, go directly north of marker #1 till you hit land , go right a smidge and on the satelli...
by Briggsy
Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Camping on Boston Harbor Islands
Replies: 13
Views: 2450

Re: Camping on Boston Harbor Islands

I stayed on Lovells about 8 years ago and we camped on the closest end to Boston city skyline. There are a few secluded sites at that end. We went midweek in July I think and we had the entire island to ourselves. We were on the ferry from Hingham and Grape and Bumpkin looked like they were a lot bu...
by Briggsy
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Camping on Boston Harbor Islands
Replies: 13
Views: 2450

Re: Camping on Boston Harbor Islands

Thanks, I am going to to be booking a mid week night in July and a mid week night in August, I'll post when I book in case anyone wants to share the site.
Cheers Dave
by Briggsy
Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Camping on Boston Harbor Islands
Replies: 13
Views: 2450

Camping on Boston Harbor Islands

Anyone know how busy the islands campsites get in the summer. Would I need to book well in advance or could I wait a week or two before I go???
Washburn Island in Falmouth, for example, is already nearly fully booked this early in the year
Cheers Dave
by Briggsy
Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prijon Kodiak 17 VS. WS Tempest 170
Replies: 10
Views: 3159

Re: Prijon Kodiak 17 VS. WS Tempest 170

I've actually seen that argonaut on craigslist, it is very clean. He's been trying to sell it for over a year now.
If you buy a used tempest, make sure it hasn't banana'd by being stored badly.
by Briggsy
Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One Way Across Buzzards Bay
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Re: One Way Across Buzzards Bay

I know its late, but yes. I'm in Harwich. I will check here again at 10pm tonight and 7am Sun am.
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone paddling on Sat?
Replies: 7
Views: 1223

Re: Anyone paddling on Sat?

I'm down on the Cape and am going to Nauset harbor to play in the surf from 9 ish to about 1.30-2 ish..... Low tide 8.51am, high tide 2.46 pm. I usually go alone so only paddle on an incoming tide for safety and usually only play inside the inlet....worst case scenario I get washed in and use the Ca...
by Briggsy
Wed May 27, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Online Chart Resources
Replies: 16
Views: 2693

That was easy
by Briggsy
Wed May 27, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Online Chart Resources
Replies: 16
Views: 2693

Tell me how to edit the title and I will
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Wed May 27, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Online Chart Resources
Replies: 16
Views: 2693

I originally used http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/AtlanticCoastViewerTable.shtml or http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/OnLineViewer.html which prints OK and can use on any computer as it is a web page. Phil, you are downloading the chart by clicking "Download RNC" in the top right corner...
by Briggsy
Wed May 27, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Online Chart Resources
Replies: 16
Views: 2693

Yes,I checked and there are plenty of options to open BSB files (some free, some were $20 ) but you need some sort of Photoshop program to be able to print etc and I don't have any such programs. By the time you get Adobe Photoshop or similar you may as well just buy the maptech device. I used to pr...
by Briggsy
Tue May 26, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Online Chart Resources
Replies: 16
Views: 2693

Thanks for that, Lemkesoft appears only to be for Macs and I have Windows but I'm working on it......
Cheers Briggsy
by Briggsy
Mon May 25, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Online Chart Resources
Replies: 16
Views: 2693

Online Chart Resources

Anyone used Maptechs US Boating Charts DVD ?? Seems like it would be perfect for kayaking being able to print the section of chart you need for your trip. Cost $99, .... or 4 regular charts, but you have the entire US coastline. http://www.maptechnavigation.com/water/usboatingchartstidesandcurrents/...
by Briggsy
Tue May 19, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday 5-21-09 Skills Session
Replies: 21
Views: 3412

I'm coming up from the Cape to meet some of you guys and gals, so I'll go wherever, wherever that may be !!
by Briggsy
Sun May 17, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 2008 Necky Mission WW boat w/ paddle and cover $550!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 2863

Necky Mission

Is this still for sale???
I am 6'2", 200lbs, size 12's ish.feet , will I fit into it???
Cheers Dave.
by Briggsy
Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome to new and prospective members!
Replies: 109
Views: 82971

Hi All, Just signed up today. I live in Harwich, Cape Cod and took up Sea Kayaking about 2 years ago.I started the BCU courses and am going for the new 3* this fall.I work in the restaurant business and have to work weekends but I'm off weds and thurs every week, so if anyone is looking for mid week...

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