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Sunset - Half Moon paddle on Patcong Creek this Saturday (Sept 14th).

Sunset - Half Moon paddle on Patcong Creek this Saturday (Sept 14th). Launch time 6 PM. Tide will be full about launch time. We can paddle toward the bay and explore a few coves down creek, or head up creek toward Bargaintown Lake & dam.

Patcong Creek is a very passive tidal creek. This is a good paddle for all skill levels and boat types. PFDs and waterproof flash lights required. We have waterproof locator/flash lights available for purchase at the shop for those who need them ($12).

Rentals are available for this paddle - including boat, paddle, PFD, locator/flashlight. Singles $30, Doubles $35. Prior reservations required.
Note to renters: This is a very easy paddle & we encourage all to enjoy a safe/first night paddle, however, this should not be your first time kayaking - you should be skilled at effective boat control before venturing out at night - even in these protected conditions.

Distance of paddle: max 5 miles round trip. Duration of paddle about 2-3 hours. Launch from the boat ramp or a floating dock at our location.

Will make a go - no go decision on this trip at 5PM Saturday. Will try to post weather update on this site at that time. Shop number is[masked], my cell is[masked] if you wish to call at/after that time for trip status.

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  • Patricia B.

    I'm stuck at work and cannot get away in time. I won't be able to finish the work AND make the drive. :( I hope someone can go in my place. I still want to talk about buying kayaks and trying different kayaks out. Can someone contact me later?

    September 14, 2013

  • George S

    Dress for the weather - actually you should always dress for submersion - just in case you go for an unintended swim. You might need a (breathable) windbreaker or just a plain polypro shirt depending upon your comfort level and the amount of body heat you generate/loose paddling.

    PFD = Personal Flotation Device aka Life Jacket

    What you meant to say (gotta learn the correct kayaking lingo) is that you have only paddled "Sit On Top" kayaks ;-)
    Yes, there is a difference. Usually a sit in kayak has a lower center of gravity compared to a sit on top - so the boats are typically sleeker, have less wetted surface and less drag which equates to easier to paddle. - Again that is a broad statement - really depends upon what specific boats you are comparing.

    September 13, 2013

    • Diane D.

      I'm pretty agile, should be fine with all that.

      September 13, 2013

  • George S

    Waterproof locator/flashlights - we have what we think is an excellent little light - the SplashFlash by eGear. Can be set to steady on or flashing SOS mode, comes with battery and carabiner to attach it to PFD - $12. Also have the Guardian and LazerStik by eGear - about $15.

    September 13, 2013

    • Diane D. I can buy one from you...that's fine.

      September 13, 2013

  • Inigo

    Sounds like a blast. I'll be at work. :/ Watch out for half-werewolves!

    September 13, 2013

  • Diane D.

    Besides the waterproof flashlight and whatever a PDF is (protective floating device)? ..... what should I wear?

    September 12, 2013

  • Diane D.

    Not a first time kayaker....thinking about doing this trip. I've only done ocean/back bay kayaking, not the type your feet are inside the kayak. Much difference? I would need to buy a waterproof flashlight? Where does one get one of those? And what is a PFD? Thanks, Diane

    September 12, 2013

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