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by Briggsy
Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skeg inaccessible
Replies: 10
Views: 3621

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: 13694

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: 13694

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...
by Briggsy
Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Monomoy trip, Thursday 25th June 2015
Replies: 33
Views: 13694

Re: Monomoy trip, Thursday 25th June 2015

Ken R wrote:Briggsy,
Bea and I will be carpooling and both would like to join you for a pasta dinner after the paddle.
Is there anything that we could bring like salad, bread, wine?

If you prefer red wine you may want to bring your own as we don't drink it. ( We do however drink pretty much everything else ! )
by Briggsy
Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Monomoy trip, Thursday 25th June 2015
Replies: 33
Views: 13694

Re: Monomoy trip, Thursday 25th June 2015

UPDATE..... For next week's trip, I'd like to meet at Morris Island Causeway by 8.30am and shove off at 9am. Make sure you come along Chatham Main St to Chatham Light and then to Morris Island Causeway. There is another route that will bring you from Stage Harbor Rd across the bridge at Bridge Stree...
by Briggsy
Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 14345

Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Went to Hingham yesterday to scout the area and have picked Thursday 9th July as the date for a basic navigation/compass/chart skills evening(weather permitting). High tide at Hingham is 6.24pm and I am told that is perfect for launching from the beach. I have a laminated chart for each person but y...
by Briggsy
Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Monomoy trip, Thursday 25th June 2015
Replies: 33
Views: 13694

Re: Monomoy trip, Thursday 25th June 2015

then I will post another Monomoy trip later in the season. About that later-in-the-season trip... For those of us who feel a little out of their depth paddling 20 miles in potentially challenging currents, could a subset of us wimps join the trip but hang at the bottom of Sand Island or someplace w...
by Briggsy
Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 14345

Re: basic navigation

OK, I'm going to do a recon trip in Hingham harbor in the next week or so and will post something then. Never paddled Hingham Harbor so just want to get my bearings (pun intended).
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Monomoy trip, Thursday 25th June 2015
Replies: 33
Views: 13694

Re: Monomoy trip, Thursday 25th June 2015

then I will post another Monomoy trip later in the season. About that later-in-the-season trip... For those of us who feel a little out of their depth paddling 20 miles in potentially challenging currents, could a subset of us wimps join the trip but hang at the bottom of Sand Island or someplace w...
by Briggsy
Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Monomoy trip, Thursday 25th June 2015
Replies: 33
Views: 13694

Re: Monomoy trip, Thursday 25th June 2015

.......UPDATE ON MONOMOY AREA....... Yesterday I paddled from the Morris Island Causeway launch, past the break to the gap between the Monomoy Islands as a scouting trip for the upcoming WTP trip. Attached is my actual GPS track from yesterday on a Google Earth image of the area dated 12 months ago....
by Briggsy
Thu May 28, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Monomoy trip, Thursday 25th June 2015
Replies: 33
Views: 13694

Monomoy trip, Thursday 25th June 2015

Bea's challenge was to post some of our favorite trips this year so here goes.... Looking at the tides, Thursday 25th June should make a good trip to the southernmost tip of Monomoy Island, Cape Cod. The trip is about 20 nautical miles and is a full on day trip. There are possibilites of some chop o...
by Briggsy
Thu May 28, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 14345

basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Is anyone interested in a very basic navigation explanation evening on a Thursday night at Hingham? My idea is, on land, basic chart orientation, true north/magnetic north explanation, compass use with a hiking compass and deck mounted compass, ranges and dead reckoning, followed by a paddle in Hing...
by Briggsy
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bilge Pump Mounting
Replies: 2
Views: 1546

Re: Bilge Pump Mounting

Bob, I have this one... http://www.amazon.com/Harmony-High-Sea-Kayak-Pump/dp/B0047H24RO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1426728195&sr=8-2&keywords=harmony+kayak+pump I've had mine for years no problems, ignore the reviews It fits behind the seat of my cetus when touring. It is a lot shorter than ...
by Briggsy
Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Anyone interested in a Snowvernight?
Replies: 6
Views: 4650

Re: Anyone interested in a Snowvernight?

might be able to get a sat/sun a.m. off work
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Florida Bay 1/11/2015 to 1/17/2015
Replies: 7
Views: 8005

Florida Bay 1/11/2015 to 1/17/2015

I originally planned this trip as a solo trip for this time last year but my only window of opportunity between house renovations and company found several days of small craft advisories and generally bad weather forecast for a week and I was unable to go. Over the summer weekday paddling trips I to...
by Briggsy
Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Surfin' dudes at Sakonnet 27th Aug 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 5053

Surfin' dudes at Sakonnet 27th Aug 2014

Norm and I decided to paddle out of Sakonnet Harbor to find surf and play in the rocks as I had just done a rock gardening lesson with John Carmody up in Boothbay Harbor.I have not paddled this area so wasn't sure what to expect. We met about 9 ish at Sakonnet Harbor and headed out. I was in my P&am...
by Briggsy
Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Werner Shuna Paddle, 205cm, small shaft $175
Replies: 3
Views: 4619

Re: Werner Shuna Paddle, 205cm, small shaft $210

Still available....now asking $175
by Briggsy
Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paddle sale at EMS
Replies: 0
Views: 1968

Paddle sale at EMS

I just ordered a Werner Shuna paddle from EMS, they are on sale right now. They only have 215cm and 220 cm. They are $220....usual price in the $280 region. Type "gearbucks" before 20th Aug in the coupon section and get an extra $15 off ($205 !!). They also had Werner Tybee ( the cheaper S...
by Briggsy
Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Turkeys Do the Wave Part Deux 7/23
Replies: 15
Views: 7567

Re: Turkeys Do the Wave Part Deux 7/23

John, I have the whole day so I'll probably go to New inlet, even if its flat I can paddle around up there.
Another time for sure. I am always off Weds and Thurs so let me know.
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Turkeys Do the Wave Part Deux 7/23
Replies: 15
Views: 7567

Re: Turkeys Do the Wave Part Deux 7/23

Too bad Mark, hope you aren't laid up for too long. John, I had pretty much decided to follow your suggestion and go to New Inlet and either surf or just paddle if its flat, so let me know if you want to meet or whatever. I had planned to launch around mid morning. Or if you want to go to Nantasket ...
by Briggsy
Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Turkeys Do the Wave Part Deux 7/23
Replies: 15
Views: 7567

Re: Turkeys Do the Wave Part Deux 7/23

I was thinking of going to Nantasket Beach in the afternoon before the wave to try some surfing there, is there any particular area there that is best, any advice on parking and where to launch a kayak from the beach while avoiding the wrath of lifeguards ?
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Turkeys Do the Wave Part Deux 7/23
Replies: 15
Views: 7567

Re: Turkeys Do the Wave Part Deux 7/23

I'll be there, thinking of lobster rolls or cocktail shrimp after....
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surfing trip Thursday 17th july
Replies: 1
Views: 1046

Re: Surfing trip Thursday 17th july

In case anyones interested, it was an awesome day !!
by Briggsy
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: BB Sandbar Bash 2014 7/20 <<-- date correction
Replies: 11
Views: 7398

Re: BB Sandbar Bash 2014 7/19

White Horse Beach has no lifeguards or restrictions regarding landing a kayak. Usually the only people on the beach there are the vacation rental people. There are no parking lots there other than a couple of vacant house lots that the owners charge for parking, so no huge crowds.
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surfing trip Thursday 17th july
Replies: 1
Views: 1046

Surfing trip Thursday 17th july

Late notice but I am going to paddle the Westport / Little Compton area looking for some surfing. I am taking my P&H Delphin but also have a Dagger Kaos and my newly aquired WW boat which I will throw in the truck , in case of any decent surf close to where I park. I haven't picked a precise pla...
by Briggsy
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Turkeys Do The Wave 7-09-14
Replies: 5
Views: 5668

Re: Turkeys Do The Wave 7-09-14

Great pics Ken, you sure captured the action from every angle !
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Turkeys Do the Wave 7/9
Replies: 26
Views: 12033

Re: Turkeys Do the Wave 7/9

How many people want some steamers ??
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Various pieces of camping gear for sale (ALL ITEMS SOLD)
Replies: 2
Views: 3189

Re: Various pieces of camping gear for sale

OK, I'll bring them along
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Various pieces of camping gear for sale (ALL ITEMS SOLD)
Replies: 2
Views: 3189

Various pieces of camping gear for sale (ALL ITEMS SOLD)

I have a few pieces of gear that I don't use anymore 1. GSI 50 oz coffee press...$10. used but still in full working order.......SOLD 2. Outback oven, 10" model..$45 used only a couple of times "Pizza or fresh baked brownies in the middle of nowhere..yum"(Bought an aluminum dutchie an...
by Briggsy
Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easy seal watching at Monomoy
Replies: 4
Views: 1858

Re: Easy seal watching at Monomoy

Mark wrote:Thanks for the picture from your ultrasound. The baby looks like it is going to be breach.

You guys have weird vivid imagination. Last time I included a pic of Monomoy, Pat thought it looked like an alien :roll:
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easy seal watching at Monomoy
Replies: 4
Views: 1858

Easy seal watching at Monomoy

Anyone wanting to see a bunch of seals but doesn't want to do a huge paddling day can see them easily on the "inside" of the Monomoy area. I was just there this morning and there were a lot, coming right up to me in my kayak. Looks like they are trying to catch fish as the incoming tide ru...
by Briggsy
Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Turkeys Do the Wave 7/9
Replies: 26
Views: 12033

Re: Turkeys Do the Wave 7/9

I'll be there, with steamers,stove(s), pot(s) etc.
If the weather is good I might do a day paddle in that area and end up at Cohasset.
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To the Whitewater Turkeys: Time to Try the Wave?
Replies: 18
Views: 3346

Re: To the Whitewater Turkeys: Time to Try the Wave?

Chris thanks.I have a sprayskirt for the Cetus and one for the next size up that fits my tandem but that doesn't have the neoprene tunnel. I may need to borrow one. And the only paddle I have is a Werner Shuna 215cm. No-ones comitting to a date so shall we go for the 9th and if its a raging success ...
by Briggsy
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To the Whitewater Turkeys: Time to Try the Wave?
Replies: 18
Views: 3346

Re: To the Whitewater Turkeys: Time to Try the Wave?

I have no plans for 9th or 23rd, so either or both, whatever works for others.I can bring steamers for ppr !
Can I get my Delphin in there and more importantly back out ??
Chris, let me know about the boat
Dave
by Briggsy
Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To the Whitewater Turkeys: Time to Try the Wave?
Replies: 18
Views: 3346

Re: To the Whitewater Turkeys: Time to Try the Wave?

Chris.... I'll try your boat there if you are still selling it and Mark, any weds or thurs I can come ???
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Thu May 22, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Everglades Challenge Documentary
Replies: 2
Views: 1265

Re: Everglades Challenge Documentary

Nelson, finally finished watching....awesome. I now have a place down in Sarasota and have probably paddled half the route in various sections as daytrips including the Wilderness waterway in the everglades. When you check the watertribe website they also have a short 35hr/62mile race which is from ...
by Briggsy
Sat May 10, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wild canoe video
Replies: 0
Views: 3065

Wild canoe video

Check some wild canoeing..... http://www.rapidmedia.com/video-canoeing/item/2952-video-waterwalker.html?utm_source=newsletter_289&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=rmi-may-02&utm_campaign=website&utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email The movie was made by Bill Mason a million year...
by Briggsy
Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Suwannee River, Florida. 1st to 8th Feb 2014.
Replies: 7
Views: 2691

Re: Suwannee River, Florida. 1st to 8th Feb 2014.

We slept on the ground under the tarps. The stoves are MSR Dragonfly and an ancient 40+ yr old Optimus 111B which runs on white gas (same as the Dragonfly) that I got from ebay. I read somewhere that the 111B's are very low maintenence stoves so I got a beat up one, fixed it up and we used it as the...
by Briggsy
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Suwannee River, Florida. 1st to 8th Feb 2014.
Replies: 7
Views: 2691

Suwannee River, Florida. 1st to 8th Feb 2014.

Our annual canoe trip for 2013 was a little later than normal. Deb and I bought a "fixer upper" near Sarasota Fla., so I invited the usual suspects down for some warmer weather canoe paddling. The Suwannee River starts in the Okeefenokee Swamp in Georgia and travels over 200 miles down to ...

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