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Albany, NY

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June 15, 2010

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 am an intermediate kayaker and paddle mainly during late spring through early fall. I've been out 5 times this year. I've been out in white caps and storms and don't like it. I spent two years at the Albany Rowing Center at Corning Preserve.

Do you own a kayak? If so, what kind?

I made a 16' Chesapeake light craft kayak made of Japanese Mahogany plywood. It was worth the 10 year wait!

Do you accept responsibility for your own safety while kayaking with the group? yes or no.

I take full responsibility for my own safety

Are you aware of safety gear and how to use it? Please write briefly about a safety item that you use when you kayak and why you use it?

I've been very fortunate that I've not needed any safety gear. I have a whistle that I use when leading the full moon hike series at the Saratoga Battlefield.

What sort of kayaking are you hoping to do with this group? (and be creative here... locations, scheduling, distances/lengths of time, etc.)

Because I've not done any group paddles, I'm looking to sample a cross-section o the outings. I want to paddle Peebles Is., Lk. Lila, Schroon and Brant Lks. as I've biked around all of them.


I made a 16' Chesapeake light craft kayak made of Japanese Mahogany plywood. It was inspired by my neighbor's 17' Pygmy Arctic Turn built from a kit. I spent as much time in that kayak as allowed.

What AG is saying about this Meetup Group

This was my very first kayak meet up. Nice and easy intro to the group at lake I really wanted to paddle


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