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  • Sep 9, 2012 · 11:00 AM
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Hi Everyone,

If water conditions are not optimal for a tour event, i will truncate to CIP or nearby, or if necessary we head up the East River..too soon to see the real conditions..untill we get there.

Way to soon to go by ANY weather report for this Event Listing, Check back when its closer to the event a few days prior...

As always Saturday is the Primary Day for this event with optional Pot Luck BBQ.

Sunday is only the back up day with NO Pot Luck BBQ if necessary. Please check the weather from the links below:

If the weather and water conditions are not good enough for this location either day -- the ALTERNATE most likely location will be Mansfield Hollow, I will make the final decision by Saturday Morning IF Necessary when the weather may NOT be advantageous for a good enjoyable day on the ocean..


I will be wearing my Orange "HEAD" Hunting Hat near the boat ramp to make things easier to find us.


Tides for Guilford Harbor starting with SEPT 8, 2012.

Tides for Guilford Harbor starting with September 8, 2012.
Day        High      Tide  Height      
           /Low      Time    Feet          

Su   9     High   6:07 AM     4.6       
     9      Low  12:00 PM     1.4   
     9     High   6:25 PM     4.9

Weather on the Water:

Weather of the Air:

Navigation Chart: (Please remember the layout if you return on your own or are late).

1) The trip starts out with a cross Guilford Sea trip to the first stop at CIP ... This is a good spot for Biginners and Recreational kayakers to rest on rocks, its also a spot to make an assessment to see if you want to head out to SACHEM'S MYSTERIOUS SECRET SKULL ISLAND with us.

2) THE DESTINATION: Now its paddle out to the far away DEEP to find and have our sun worship & sacrifice snack eating ceremony at the World Famous SACHEM'S MYSTERIOUS SECRET SKULL ISLAND:

3) On our return trip its a quick rest at the LOVE SHACK>

ONLY SPECIAL PERSONS ARE INVITED TO THE TOP FLOOR AREA in the building with the same colour of this sign...




To get you close enough----> Use whatever number you can get into your GPS for ~~~~> apx # 137 Neck Road, Guilford CT




Compare your maps to the directions below and the Meetup* map link on the top of this page:

From Hartford:

I-91 South to rte 9 South.

Take exit #9 for rte #81 South all the way to the Clinton Premium Outlet Stores,

Then get onto I-95 "SOUTH" there for a few exits..

Take exit # 60 for Mungertown Road, take a left, head to rte 1 which is At the end of Mungertown Rd.

Take LEFT onto rte 1 then FIRST RIGHT road -- onto NECK RD..

Continuing on Neck Road heading WEST.

Follow the Brown Boat Launch signs. Travel on Neck Road for approximately 1.3 miles.

At the end of Neck Road, turn left onto Ridgewood Avenue.

Travel on Ridgewood Avenue for approximately 0.3 miles.

At the end of Ridgewood Avenue, turn right onto Circle Beach Road (dirt road) (FOLLOW BROWN BOAT LAUNCH SIGNES).

Travel on Circle Beach Road for approximately 0.3 miles.

The boat launch entrance is on the right and parking on left.

ALWAYS Park in the dry elevated areas if you have a car.



The following Kayaks with paddles and life jackets are available for the put in site if reserved in advance:

Note: if you reserve a kayak and i take it all the way to the site and you do not show -- you will never join us again for any event, these are my personal hobby boats and its asked you be sincere in showing up besides i ask less than half of what a local shop charges and you get better equipment right at the event site.

Yes i will understand traffic may cause you to be late and if i hear of of any traffic via my GPS or by other arriving members, then we usually wait a bit longer than normal.

Please get a GPS, or a GPS with traffic data is even better.

Boat use Doughnation is $20.00.

KAYAK #1: Eddyline Wind Dancer Fiberglass/Kevlar, Red, Rudder Equipped 18' @ 24" wide.

This is an expedition style sea kayak designed for rough sea conditions and heavy loads.

Highly stable (initial & secondary), heavy weight (52 LB).
For almost any sized paddler apx (100 to 240 lbs) with beginner and up skills.


KAYAK #2: Necky Eliza Plastic, Fire Color, Rudder Equipped 15'-3.5'' @ 22"wide.

Transitional Recreation to Sea Kayak, moderate weight (49 LB) ladies kayak
Small to Medium sized paddler (100 - 175 lbs) with Beginner and up skills.
This is the heavier model and largest cockpit of the Eliza series.


KAYAK #3: Necky Eliza Advanced Composite (Un Modified), Red and White, Skeg Version 15'-3'' @ 21" wide.

Transitional Recreation to Sea Kayak, Light weight (45 LB) Ladies Kayak.

Small to Medium sized paddler (100 - 175 lbs) with Beginner and up skills.
This is the medium size cockpit of the Eliza series.


KAYAK #4: Necky Eliza Composite Special Ultra Light Version

(Very Thin Fibreglass), Yellow, Skeg Version 15'-3'' @ 21" wide.

Transitional Recreation to Sea Kayak, Light weight (40 LB) Ladies Kayak.
Small to Medium sized paddler (100 - 175 lbs) with Beginner and up skills.
This is the lightest of the Eliza Series and also with the smallest cocpit.


KAYAK #5: Wood Cedar Strip Night Heron by Guillemot Kayaks, Fixed Skeg 18' @ 20" wide.

Overall a stable and predictable Sea Kayak with a hard chine, low rocker Greenland style hull, heavy weight (50 lbs).

Greenland style Paddle available also if specifically REQUESTED. .

Medium Sized Paddler (apx 150 - 220 Lbs) with NOVICE/INTERMEDIATE and up skills.


KAYAK #6: NDK Greenlander Pro, Fiberglass, Red, Skeg Equipped. Greenland style, kayak for ocean crusing. 18' @ 21" wide, heavy weight 50 lb

Greenland style sea kayak. Medium sized paddler [masked] lbs) with a MINIMUM of Intermediate to Advanced sea paddling skills needed for this boat.


After Paddling Event Pot Luck Barbie-Q

The old and backup locations is:

Directions to CIP from Circle Beach.

GPS apx. # 400 Chaffinch Island Rd, Guilford, CT.

From the boat ramp go back to rte 1: take a left onto rte 1 heading WEST for apx 3 miles..

Take a left onto River St.

Continue south on River St 0.2 miles.

Turn right onto Route 146 (Water Street) and travel approximately 1 mile.

Turn a slight left onto Mulberry Point Road. LOOK for a "BROWNS Boat Yard" Signs at the bridge, follow them..

Travel on Mulberry Point Road for approximately 0.5 miles.

Turn LEFT onto Chaffinch Island Road. (be careful since the sign is small etc. it almost reminds me of a driveway road). again look for Browns boat yard sign.

Travel approximately 0.7 miles to the END of Chaffinch Island Road passing Browns Boat yard where the CIP gate will be located and drive into the circle.

Park in a way to let others use the facility also, ie doubble park with fellow members and park in alternate spots..etc..

A POOP HOUSE is on site.


Oh, if any of the Event write ups and/or pictures offend you in any way--- Please join the other paddling groups..


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  • Elena

    Beautiful weather, well organized trip - thank you, Al.

    September 14, 2012

  • KAYAKING CT-MA-RI Sea & Riv A.

    Sachem the Monster was hungry and mad crashing and crunching kayaks and power boaters with its stone cold teeth as they went by.
    Once satisfied there was no more huffing and puffing, the thrashing stopped also, no wind no waves for the rest of the day..a uniquely refreshing event, thanks to all that joined in.

    September 10, 2012

  • Rick B.

    For two kayaks available for rent?

    September 8, 2012

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