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by Briggsy
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mexico/Baja outfitters
Replies: 2
Views: 1463

Re: Mexico/Baja outfitters

Hey Pablo, Although I have not used these guys, they are highly recommended in any Baja guidebook http://www.kayakbaja.com/ I rode my motorcycle down Baja a few years ago and had planned on doing some kayaking but it was too windy. I think from memory Dec, Jan and Feb are too windy for kayaking, you...
by Briggsy
Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delaware Water Gap
Replies: 7
Views: 2334

Re: Delaware Water Gap

Thanks for the info, I have found the book on Amazon
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by Briggsy
Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delaware Water Gap
Replies: 7
Views: 2334

Re: Delaware Water Gap

Thats awesome !! My buddies and I do a canoe trip every year, that looks like a possible future destination, not too far away.( This year we are doing a week on the Suwannee river in Florida). Do you think you could get through those rapids in a loaded open canoe ?? We are looking to move on from la...
by Briggsy
Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Minot's Light Thursday September 5, 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1124

Re: Minot's Light Thursday September 5, 2013

A most excellent trip report !!!
by Briggsy
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: water filter and "outback oven"(Outback oven sold)
Replies: 0
Views: 1830

water filter and "outback oven"(Outback oven sold)

Sorting out some of my camping gear and have these 2 items for sale. 1. Katadyn Hiker Pro water filter pump. Probably only used 4 or 5 times. Is about 3 yrs old. I don't have the original box but everything is there. $60 Same as this http://www.amazon.com/Katadyn-Hiker-PRO-Water-Microfilter/dp/B0007...
by Briggsy
Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sharks of Monomoy where art thou? 7.17.2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3551

Sharks of Monomoy where art thou? 7.17.2013

A brief summary of the Wednesday crews trip to the Monomoy Lighthouse...... 9am..... At the put in. Dave- "If anyone feels like they want to continue around the tip of Monomoy and come back up on the Atlantic side then go for it. Personally I'm staying on this side [the shark free Nantucket Sou...
by Briggsy
Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hydration Packs
Replies: 4
Views: 1546

Re: Hydration Packs

I use one of those Kokatat ones that clip onto the back of a Kokatat PFD. It is a 50 oz capacity. The actual bladder that came with the "pack" was really crap so I use a 50oz camelbak bladder that I already had which I use on my bike. I drain it and store it open when not in use, so no big...
by Briggsy
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for suggestion for put in locations in Cape Cod
Replies: 5
Views: 1690

Re: Looking for suggestion for put in locations in Cape Cod

For Cotuit Bays use Prince Cove Marina run by the town of Barnstable, they charge you $8 for parking at a kiosk there run by college kids and there is a restroom you can use. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=230+cedar+tree+neck+rd&hl=en&ll=41.644713,-70.412257&spn=0.002161,0.003449&sll=...
by Briggsy
Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mystic Seaport Weds 19th June 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 6882

Mystic Seaport Weds 19th June 2013

My mother is visiting from England and being the adventurous type I thought she might enjoy a cruise round Mystic seaport in the tandem kayak. I contacted the usual Wednesday crowd and invited them along for the trip, not really knowing how the trip would pan out through the day. I had prepared a ch...
by Briggsy
Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cape Cod Pt.8 Thursday 30th May 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 6480

Cape Cod Pt.8 Thursday 30th May 2013

Yes, I am still trying to circumnavigate Cape Cod, in fact, 364 days ago Norm Kate and I paddled around the Monomoy peninsula and had to portage to get back to the put in. Since then a convenient gap has opened up and no more portaging is required ! I had been watching for decent weather and managea...
by Briggsy
Sun May 19, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sleeping Bag Liner
Replies: 8
Views: 2424

Re: Sleeping Bag Liner

Norm, I thought about a liner once, just to keep the sleeping bag cleaner, they say that over time body oils etc can have an effect on the sleeping bag insulation. So I made one from an old bedsheet just to try it, before shelling out $$$$. It was OK if you weren't in the sleeping bag, say on a hot ...
by Briggsy
Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: surfing at monomoy, thurs 25th april
Replies: 3
Views: 1915

Re: surfing at monomoy, thurs 25th april

Just got back....it was awesome!!!!
by Briggsy
Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: surfing at monomoy, thurs 25th april
Replies: 3
Views: 1915

surfing at monomoy, thurs 25th april

Kinda last minute, but I am heading out to the new break at Monomoy on thursday 25th april, REALLY early in the morning. There is a 4ft + swell coming in and an opposing wind. Johnysmoke and I were out there the other week in a <1 ft swell and it was fun. I have been out there every week now and the...
by Briggsy
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Share your Kayak Camping recipes
Replies: 10
Views: 3311

Re: Share your Kayak Camping recipes

Chip, The dehydrator is a lot of work before you go on the trip, but when you're sitting out on a beach in the middle of nowhere enjoying a fine tequila or whatever and it only takes a few minutes for a one pot dinner, with only your cookpot/bowl and a fork to wash up, thats when the work pays off !...
by Briggsy
Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Share your Kayak Camping recipes
Replies: 10
Views: 3311

Re: Share your Kayak Camping recipes

Hey Chip, over the last couple of years I have been using a food dehydrator, this one to be exact.... http://www.amazon.com/Nesco-FD-75A-700-Watt-Food-Dehydrator/dp/B0090WOCN0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365296334&sr=8-1&keywords=nesco+food+dehydrator My favorite website and source for a lot...
by Briggsy
Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Fleet
Replies: 7
Views: 1868

Re: The Fleet

I see a canoe there Norm, you should join us on one of our annual canoe extravaganzas some time !!
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kayak supports
Replies: 10
Views: 2319

Re: Kayak supports

Heres the measurements..... I don't know how I arrived at those numbers, but I had some pipe left over from a plumbing project and used some of that so I guess that may have been the deciding factor ! The straps are 2" webbing I already had but Tie down straps would work fine I guess. Pipe is 1...
by Briggsy
Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kayak supports
Replies: 10
Views: 2319

Re: Kayak supports

I made a stand from pvc pipe and some webbing, I could give you the measurements if you want. I use it for rinsing off the kayak. Folds flat when not in use.
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by Briggsy
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monomoy An Island Again
Replies: 11
Views: 1959

Re: Monomoy An Island Again

Actually, I'm looking for a place to stage an AMC trip to Monomoy. Hardings would be ideal as long as they don't hassle us with respect to launching, landing etc. and assuming there is actually a place to park at say ~0830 on a weekend morning. When are you planning on running the trip? If you want...
by Briggsy
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Monomoy's New Break. Tues Feb 26th 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 3029

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

Does anyone else think that last google earth image looks like the x-ray of an alien with an arm fracture? Go home, Pat. You are drunk. Having just finished a huge party at my house before a new season at the restaurant, and having had a few adult beverages myself......yes Pat, I see the alien. I'm...
by Briggsy
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Monomoy's New Break. Tues Feb 26th 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 3029

Monomoy's New Break. Tues Feb 26th 2013

I had a new GPS to try out, the weather forecast was good and there was a new break in the barrier beach down on Momomoy, as if things couldn't get any better, the tides were also perfect for a short morning spin on the water. As I rounded the corner on Morris Island Causeway I half expected to see ...
by Briggsy
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Garmin e-trex H GPS .... SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 1795

Garmin e-trex H GPS .... SOLD

I just updated my GPS so have the old one for sale. It is a very basic Etrex H .... http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/eTrexH_OwnersManual.pdf It has no maps and requires a $30 cable to connect it to a computer, but I used it for keeping track of speed and distance as well as being able to follow a r...
by Briggsy
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Washburn Island - May 31 - June3
Replies: 61
Views: 18132

Re: Washburn Island - May 31 - June3 - 2 spots left

I may be lounging in Hawaii but the buggers have followed me........
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by Briggsy
Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Floridas Forgotten Coast...20th to 28th Nov 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 4586

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

Checked out the "water tribe" site. I will be in Florida next year so you never know. Water temps were 65 deg and air temps low 70's daytime (except the last day, more like high 50's) and night temps were low 50's (except one night it was forecast high 30's.). Weather patterns down there s...
by Briggsy
Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Norm
Replies: 9
Views: 2542

Re: Happy Birthday Norm

Happy Birthday Norm, Did you get any presents, like ANOTHER kayak ??
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by Briggsy
Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Floridas Forgotten Coast...20th to 28th Nov 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 4586

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

The plans for this trip changed so many times over the course of the year I lost count, but it was finally decided when my wife, Deb, decided to drive down to Florida with me. We would spend a few days together in the Panhandle region of Florida before she went to Disney with a friend and I kayaked ...
by Briggsy
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Adirondack canoe trip Sept 25th - 29th
Replies: 10
Views: 4059

Re: Adirondack canoe trip Sept 25th - 29th

Brian has the fancy camera and actually took most of the pictures.
And yep, there's nothing like a canoe for taking everything you need, freshly baked brownies on the 3rd night in.......yummy
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by Briggsy
Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Adirondack canoe trip Sept 25th - 29th
Replies: 10
Views: 4059

Adirondack canoe trip Sept 25th - 29th

For our annual canoe trip we decided to check out the Adirondack Region in Upstate New York. The guys at St Regis Canoe Outfitters in Saranac Lake ( http://www.canoeoutfitters.com/ ) have a fabulous website and produce a guide book and map for the area. Most of the paddling in the region is in ponds...
by Briggsy
Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Werner Shuna Paddle, 205cm, small shaft $175
Replies: 3
Views: 4702

Werner Shuna Paddle, 205cm, small shaft $175

Barely used Werner Shuna paddle. Yellow fiberglass blades, carbon blend straight shaft.
It is the 205cm with the small diameter shaft.
Like this....


http://www.wernerpaddles.com/paddles/to ... =Wave-Azul

Asking $175
email me at hatsonly at hotmail dot com
Briggsy
by Briggsy
Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Monomoy chow-down is on
Replies: 16
Views: 4166

Re: The Monomoy chow-down is on

Heres an interesting website I found in the Cape Cod Times

http://www.ocearch.org/

A few weeks back they tagged 2 large Great White Sharks, it was on TV...click on the "Shark Tracker" tab in the top right and find out where those 2 sharks are.

Briggsy
by Briggsy
Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Booties on sale
Replies: 1
Views: 898

Booties on sale

These booties are on sale at NRS.
I like them because the sole rubber extends up above the ankle on the outside which is where all previous booties have worn thru. Order over $75 and shipping is free.

http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp? ... eptid=1169

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by Briggsy
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Surfin' Safari. Weds 22nd August 2012.
Replies: 1
Views: 1370

Surfin' Safari. Weds 22nd August 2012.

Having bought a P&H Delphin surf boat and taken a surf lesson, I desperately wanted to find some surf to play in. I knew there was some board surfing areas off Westport so I asked for some advice on the WTP General Discussion forum. I got some excellent replies and advice (thanks everyone) so I ...
by Briggsy
Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 13 ft great white washes up in westport/lil compton
Replies: 7
Views: 1919

Re: 13 ft great white washes up in westport/lil compton

Yeah, I just spent the last 2 Wednesdays surfing at that EXACT spot !!


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by Briggsy
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Westport, Weds 22nd August
Replies: 13
Views: 3200

Re: Westport, Weds 22nd August

The more the merrier..... I don't plan a huge mileage day, if there is any surf I plan on messing around a while then moving on. I would like to back at Gooseberry at 3pm as I have a commitment at home, but that doesn't mean you guys have to finish then. Don't forget to bring a helmet if you are pla...
by Briggsy
Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surf areas
Replies: 6
Views: 2137

Re: Surf areas

Thanks Mark, Kate and Chris, looks like some good areas to check out. I'm going to head off to Westport for the day on Wednesday and scout out some of those places . Will probably paddle west from Gooseberry and see what happens. I have heard about The Narrows before but never been there. Half the p...
by Briggsy
Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Westport, Weds 22nd August
Replies: 13
Views: 3200

Westport, Weds 22nd August

Check out my recent post in "General Discussion" forum about surf areas. I am planning to put in at Gooseberry Neck near horseneck beach on Wednesday 22nd and paddle along the coast looking for possible surf areas. I plan on launching 9.30 ish and will probably try to get back to Gooseberr...
by Briggsy
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surf areas
Replies: 6
Views: 2137

Surf areas

Does anyone know of any good surfing areas around the Horseneck beach area of Westport ? Having bought a P&H Delphin and invested in a surf lesson, I planned to surf in the Capes Atlantic beaches until the recent shark sightings from Chatham to as far north as Truro. ( Please do not reply with a...
by Briggsy
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Seeking Roll Practice Buddy on the Cape
Replies: 3
Views: 2810

Re: Seeking Roll Practice Buddy on the Cape

Yep, I'm interested.Where are you on the Cape?


Briggsy
by Briggsy
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Prudence Island. Thursday 19th July 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 3381

Prudence Island. Thursday 19th July 2012

Norm, Bea and Sue mentioned that they would like to practice their newly aquired navigation skills on an actual trip so I suggested Boston Harbor due to the amount of islands, but Norm said they knew the area too well and suggested Prudence Island in Narragansett Bay. After checking many launch area...

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