Roy S.

Location:

Richmond Hill, GA
Hometown: Richmond Hill

Member since:

August 2, 2013

Why did you decide to join this group?

I am a lifelong canoeist, boater, fisherman and camper.

What would you say your experience level is?(we like all levels, but it may help us target events)

Although I once paddled substantial whitewater, I now prefer gentle, scenic rivers, placid lakes and the Okefenokee Swamp day use canoeing areas. I would like to do more tidewater canoeing.

What type of paddling do you typically do?(flatwater, whitewater, sea)

Flatwater and rivers with moderate current and small rapids. I discovered that rowing my canoe is more efficient that paddling it solo while on flatwater. I sometimes "cheat" by using a small gasoline Evinrude outboard or electric trolling motor on my square back canoe for longer trips due to my reduced endurance that resulted from my heart trouble. However, I only use these motors when they do not offend my fellow travelers. I would like to paddle and row tidewater areas.

How often do you typically paddle?(once a month, once a week, etc)

Now once or twice each month. Formerly every day year round.

Would you participate in social events with this group, even if paddling wasn't involved?

Yes.

Introduction

Georgia Tech graduate in physics. Experience in aerospace engineering in Saint Louis and at NASA JSC in Houston, TX. Career ended by heart trouble in 2008. Lifelong love of canoeing and camping, but now at a leisurely pace. Will turn 60 this October.


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