October 20, 2012
I have been paddling for over 15 years. I routinely will do longer trips between 10 and 20 miles and paddled around the island of Crete in the Mediteranean which gave me some ocean experience and a lot of beach-landing practice. i also have experience in building kayaks and with fibreglass repair. what i paddle, i usually have built. I am currently working on a strip-built petrel. I also have developed a very reliable sweep role....try to keep it fresh with pool practice during the winter and rolling during summer paddles.
i own a strip built night heron and a stitch and glue Shearwater 17. i have a custom petrel that I commissioned and should be here for the 2017 season
i fly a desk during the day so getting away and being in the outdoors is how i keep my sanity. i do it to relax. i also enjoy 'exercise' paddles where you take a couple hours and really get a work out. i also like teaching people who are new. recently i built a boat for my daughter . she is becoming an excellent paddler.
enjoy paddling with others who are just nice and easy-going. happy to teach and help people who are interested in the sport. always looking to improve my own skills too. also happy to help and advise folks who are interested in building their own boat.
An avid paddler and kayak builder in the Bethesda/DC area!
lovin' it! thanks chuck!