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Matt A.

Chainsaw *2015


Columbia, MD
Hometown: West Allenhurst, NJ

Member since:

June 3, 2012

A PFD (Personal Floatation Device) is required for all of our paddles. Do you have your own PFD or have acces to one?

These ones go to eleven.

Please tell us a little about your previous kayaking experience. It's okay if you don't have a lot of experience.

I started out in a fiberglass canoe in my backyard when I was 5 (New Jersey has lakes, unlike SOME states). The whitewater boats are all gone, but the love of small creeks remains (check out the Patuxents, Pipe Creeks, or upper Patapsco sometime). I've got the sea kayaking fairly well handled, now its time to figure out what I'm doing with these boards and sailboats. Who wants to tag along?

What kind or type of kayak(s) do you own? If you'll be renting or borrowing from a friend that's okay too. We also have rental kayaks for members to use.

I've had 572 feet of boats so far. The current fleet features: 18.5' Hobie Tandem Island, 18' Epic V8, 17' P&H Scorpio, 16.5' Langford Prospector CANOE, 16' Hobie Adventure Island, 16' Dagger Meridian, 15.5' Wilderness Systems Zephyr Pro, 15.5' P&H Delphin, 14' Boardworks Ohana 14 RT SUP 14' Bark Dominator SUP 12.5' YOLO Predator Light SUP

Why do you kayak? Some people paddle to relax and get away from it all outdoors, others to stay fit. The real crazies paddle just for the joy and fun of it. What's your reason?

You have to fill your garage with something, right? This seemed cheaper than motorcycles... at first.

What do you hope to get out of joining this group? Some people want to improve their paddling skills others just want to socialize with fellow paddlers. Is there anything special you're looking for?

I realized that it is too expensive to actually own EVERY boat, so I hang with you guys to trade chicken for test drives.


I have a rainbow fleet and a chainsaw.

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