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Matt A.

Chainsaw *2015


Columbia, MD
Hometown: West Allenhurst, NJ

Member since:

June 3, 2012

A PFD (Personal Floatation Device) is required for all of our paddles. Do you have your own PFD or have acces to one?

Friends come in all sizes so... I have a few.

Please tell us a little about your previous kayaking experience. It's okay if you don't have a lot of experience.

I started out in a fiberglass canoe in my backyard when I was 5 (New Jersey has lakes, unlike SOME states). The whitewater boats are nearly all gone, but the love of small creeks remains (check out the Patuxents, Pipe Creeks, or upper Patapsco sometime). I've got the sea kayaking fairly well handled, now its time to figure out what I'm doing with these boards and sailboats. Who wants to tag along?

What kind or type of kayak(s) do you own? If you'll be renting or borrowing from a friend that's okay too. We also have rental kayaks for members to use.

I've had 410 feet of boats so far. The current fleet features: 18.5' Hobie Tandem Island Sailing Pedal Kayak, 17' P&H Scorpio, 16' Hobie Adventure Island Sailing Pedal Kayak, 16' Chesapeake Light Craft: Chesapeake 16, 15.8' Perception Avatar, 15.5' Wilderness Systems Zephyr Pro (glass), 14' Boardworks Ohana 14 RT paddleboard 14' Bark Dominator paddleboard

Why do you kayak? Some people paddle to relax and get away from it all outdoors, others to stay fit. The real crazies paddle just for the joy and fun of it. What's your reason?

It is possible that I don't like it at all. I may just be doing it so that my never-ending Craigslist shopping spree seems less weird.

What do you hope to get out of joining this group? Some people want to improve their paddling skills others just want to socialize with fellow paddlers. Is there anything special you're looking for?

I'm looking to build a street gang and I figure some of you folks are pretty agile in case we have a dance-off.


Five bonus points if you've seen me show up in the same boat more than twice. Seriously, I have a problem.

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