Cohasset - Sunday - May 20, 2012 - 10:30am

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Cohasset - Sunday - May 20, 2012 - 10:30am

Postby norm » Wed May 16, 2012 12:01 pm

I'm hoping parking at the Cohasset town boat ramp is still open to non-residents before Memorial Day and I'd like to take advantage of the convenient parking once before summer. Plan to arrive at 10:30am and launch at 11:00am.

High tide is at about noon and it is only about an 8.4 foot tide. I'd like to try padding into the Gulf River first if it's not too rough under the bridge, explore the whole Gulf River for about an hour and get back out under the bridge at slack water. Next head over to Little Harbor and see if it is possible to get in before the water is flowing out too strong. After that, either explore the coastline or head out to Minot Light if it is nice and calm. Will probably paddle 12 to 15 miles depending on who attends and how far they would like to go. If it is just Sue and I, she will probably want to paddle further...

Wet exit/Rescue skills are required.
I would recommend at least a 15 foot boat.
Ability to paddle 15 miles.
The water is still pretty cold - proper clothing and gear for cold water temps required!

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Re: Cohasset - Sunday - May 20, 2012 - 10:30am

Postby Finn McCool » Wed May 16, 2012 12:23 pm

I've got a commitment in the AM, but I might be able to rendevous around noon when you emerge from the Gulf. Will that work?
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Re: Cohasset - Sunday - May 20, 2012 - 10:30am

Postby norm » Wed May 16, 2012 12:26 pm

Finn McCool wrote:I've got a commitment in the AM, but I might be able to rendevous around noon when you emerge from the Gulf. Will that work?

Is this your one appearance for the year??? :lol:

Sure, that works if we're actually able to get into the Gulf as planned. Do you see any issue getting in an hour before high tide?

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Re: Cohasset - Sunday - May 20, 2012 - 10:30am

Postby Finn McCool » Wed May 16, 2012 12:37 pm

An hour before high tide might be a fairly energetic ride... considering that slack doesn't happen until 45 minutes after the high. You might consider pushing it back a little...or just giving it a go, anyway. Might even be fun.
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Re: Cohasset - Sunday - May 20, 2012 - 10:30am

Postby norm » Wed May 16, 2012 1:02 pm

Aha! Slack is 45 minutes after high...just the information I was looking for. Thanks! Looks like we'll have to cruise around the harbor a little before venturing into the Gulf.

I'll send you a PM with my cell number if you want to try calling when you arrive. I can't guarantee I can hear it and answer it, but I can try.

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Re: Cohasset - Sunday - May 20, 2012 - 10:30am

Postby pat » Thu May 17, 2012 5:24 am

I'm going to join you for probably the first half of this.
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Re: Cohasset - Sunday - May 20, 2012 - 10:30am

Postby Chip » Thu May 17, 2012 8:13 am

I am going to try as well.
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Re: Cohasset - Sunday - May 20, 2012 - 10:30am

Postby ddempesy » Thu May 17, 2012 8:50 am

I hope to be there as well !
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Re: Cohasset - Sunday - May 20, 2012 - 10:30am

Postby josko » Thu May 17, 2012 8:51 am

Expect to encounter an AMC trip leaving Parker ave ramp ~0900 and heading out to Minot. I'll be with the AMC folks.

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Re: Cohasset - Sunday - May 20, 2012 - 10:30am

Postby norm » Thu May 17, 2012 9:12 am

josko wrote:Expect to encounter an AMC trip leaving Parker ave ramp ~0900 and heading out to Minot. I'll be with the AMC folks.

Thanks for the "heads up" about the AMC folks. Maybe I'll come over early to meet these mysterious Boston AMC folks that I keep hearing about but never see.

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Re: Cohasset - Sunday - May 20, 2012 - 10:30am

Postby Chip » Fri May 18, 2012 2:29 pm

I am doubtful. My balky shoulder didn't do well after last nights paddle so I will probably take the weekend off.
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Re: Cohasset - Sunday - May 20, 2012 - 10:30am

Postby kayakerjnj » Fri May 18, 2012 5:33 pm

I know where you can get some bionic replacements :P

Happy to show you some simple PT moves that might tune you right back up in short order.
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Re: Cohasset - Sunday - May 20, 2012 - 10:30am

Postby lora925 » Fri May 18, 2012 5:47 pm

With a little bit of luck... I'll be near that bridge at the entrance to the Gulf River around 8:45 am =) bring your short boat too and warm-up there perhaps?

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Re: Cohasset - Sunday - May 20, 2012 - 10:30am

Postby norm » Fri May 18, 2012 6:16 pm

lora925 wrote:With a little bit of luck... I'll be near that bridge at the entrance to the Gulf River around 8:45 am =) bring your short boat too and warm-up there perhaps?

That sounds like fun. I might do that.

Bring your long boat and join us for sea kayaking. :D

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Re: Cohasset - Sunday - May 20, 2012 - 10:30am

Postby lora925 » Fri May 18, 2012 6:19 pm

I've a gig over in Randolph that afternoon so I can't this time.

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Re: Cohasset - Sunday - May 20, 2012 - 10:30am

Postby Johnysmoke » Fri May 18, 2012 8:00 pm

lora925 wrote:With a little bit of luck... I'll be near that bridge at the entrance to the Gulf River around 8:45 am =) bring your short boat too and warm-up there perhaps?


Please let us know how the wave is? Got over there Thursday night and it was a nice clean little wave.


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