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Bill G

Assistant Organizer

Principal Ranger -- Water Rescue


Grand Rapids, MI

Member since:

May 4, 2010

Please describe your boat(s).

I now have four kayaks: (1) a whitewater slalom 14' HPP, (2) a 14' CKC, and my newest additions are (3) an old 13' whitewater kayak, and (4) a 16.6' P & H Capella sea kayak.

How would you describe your kayaking experience? e.g. beginner (not been out yet to a few times), novice(been out more than a dozen times), kayak regularly (been out lots of times),been-there-done- that.(out in all conditions)

I've kayaked for decades, mostly on Michigan lakes and rivers. In the past several years I've done winter kayaking -- and enjoy seeing the rivers in the different seasons.

Do you accept responsibility for your own safety and the safety of any guest you bring, while kayaking with the group? yes or no.


Please write briefly about kayak safety? Name a hazard and how you avoid it.

Capsizing in fast water. My rescue throw rope has come in handy a few times to assist paddlers capsized in fast waters...


I've been kayaking for over 30 years, mostly on Michigan rivers. There is something so peaceful about paddling through the woods and seeing deer on the banks, or in the river. Or seeing eagles soaring overhead, or perched on a branch above you.

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