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Hi Everyone, Tide is High at 11:30 in Groton area so Bluff Point is the choice for us. (High Tide would have covered Eskers-Ram-Quirk-Enders island's sand bars, we want Low tide there). Use approximately # 65 Depot Road Groton to get you close enough to see the Brown Boat Ramp Signs. https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2686&q=383778&depNAV_GID=1620 Air: http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/launch/code.cgi?Submit=Go&sta=KGON&state=CT Water: https://marine.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-72.03074455261229&lat=41.31005022654685#.XVG8v-hKhdg Head South into the EAST side channel and stop there before beach, We can take left at the end.. Carry Over sand then explore the East Side of Bluff Point Beache areas in Mumford Cove..or some paddlers that need that extra distance challenge , they can paddle all the way around . After Mumford Cove we paddle across open water to Pine Island's beach after if we choose that beach as better. This will have us with a nice big loop trip with some varying sights and environments to paddle in. We can use the existing Bluff Point Picnick area as before with existing and extra new tables... Bring your comfortable chairs, beverages and good pot luck foods.. Grille and accessories loaded up.. Propano Firepit loaded up for ambiance.. aL
Hi Everyone, This write up is ONLY for those desiring to reserve one of my last few usable or available kayaks i own for the trips posted and delivered to our kayaking site a short time before the meeting time so be there by 10:45 am ( Some are pictured above). Remember i have to load or un-load them on my kayak trailer at about 8-8:30 am in the morning of the trip day with all paddles and life jackets for YOU.....Please cancel or reserve before that time which makes things much better for me and you. Reserving closes at apx. 8 am REFUNDS: If i have to cancel due to bad weather or water conditions, i will do the refunding of any doughnations at the time of the paddle trip cancellation. Next day reschedule allows you to still have reservation priority unless you desire refund. If you carelessly cancel after i have already left on the trip and i bring a boat 100+ miles and it sits in a parking lot all day ---> the Doughnation will go to the Group BBQ's and you can paddle with some other group. ALL SEA KAYAKS ARE SUPPLIED WITH TOP RATED: WERNER's KALLISTE CARBON PADDLES http://wernerpaddles.com/paddles/kalliste KOKATAT's Mz FIT TOURING LIFE JACKETs https://kokatat.com/product/msfit-tour-pfd-lvumft IF YOU ALREADY KNOW THE SPECIFIC KAYAK DESIRED, PLEASE INDICATE SO AND I WILL RESERVE IT SPECIFICALLY FOR YOU. If you are not sure, i will do the best at guessing based on your skill and size. ( I personally take the one that has not been specifically reserved or least appropriate for your use.) FULL DAY Boat use Doughnation of $ 25.00 is appreciated and used to update equipment for our events, transport to and from site, repairs to boats, trailer, car, and general upkeep of accessories. At certain times paddlers can switch boats with each other based on paddle skill due to changes in water conditions or fit if the others feel it is OK. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- KAYAK #1: Eddyline Wind Dancer Kevlar + Fiberglass, RED, Rudder Equipped 18' Long @ 24" Wide. This is an older large expedition style sea kayak designed for heavy loads and can handle rough sea conditions. Highly stable (initial & secondary), heavy weight @ 52 LB. For almost any sized paddler with an approximate weight and size between (100 to 230 lbs) with beginner and up skills. ----------------------------------------------- KAYAK #2: Necky Eliza Advanced Composite (Un Modified), RED + White, Skeg'ed Version 15'-3'' Long @ 21" Wide. Entry Level Sea Kayak, Light weight @ 45 LB. Ergonomically designed cockpit geared for a small to medium female frame approximately (95 - 150 lbs) with Beginner and up skills. This is the medium size opening of the Eliza series. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzJE3HLsexw ------------------------------------------------------------- KAYAK #3: Necky Eliza Advanced Composite ( Modified), YELLOW + Black, Skeg'ed Version 15'-3'' Long @ 21" Wide. Entry Level Sea Kayak, Light weight @ 40 LB Ergonomically designed cockpit geared for a small to medium female frame approximately (95 - 150 lbs) with Beginner and up skills. This is the lightest of the Eliza Series and also with the smallest opening. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzJE3HLsexw --------------------------- KAYAK #4: Guillemot Kayaks Wood Cedar Strip Night Heron , pre-set and permanently deployed Skeg Please enter and exit this boat parallel to shore using your paddle as a brace. PLEASE DO NOT "DRIVE" this Wooden boat (or any boat) UP ON THE ROUGH CEMENT RAMP like the untrained and UN-skilled biginners do in their cheap plastic recreational boats or drag it by the bow rope all the up to the middle of the parking lot listening to the wood being ground off the bottom. 18' Long @ 19.5" Wide. Overall a stable and predictable Sea Kayak with a hard chine, low rocker Greenland style hull, heavy weight @ 53 lbs. Medium Sized Paddler (apx 100 - 200 Lbs) with between NOVICE TO INTERMEDIATE skills suggested to control this boat. http://www.guillemot-kayaks.com/guillemot/node/51/details (http://www.guillemot-kayaks.com/guillemot/node/30/detail) Additional Option: A Greenland style Paddle available also if specifically REQUESTED. http://www.touringkayaks.com/ww_backup/cricket_paddles.htm ------------ ****The Following kayak is No Longer Available -Taken for the whole 2019 season --- Reserved by CAROLINA B. KAYAK #5: NDK GREENLANDER PRO, Fiberglass, Red, Skeg Equipped. Greenland style, faster kayak for ocean cruising. 18' Long @ 21" Wide, heavy weight @ 50 lb Full Greenland style hard chine hull sea kayak. Medium sized paddler (apx[masked] lbs) Intermediate paddling skills suggested for this boat in ocean conditions (Lakes and gentle water --- biginners will sometimes do OK). http://www.sea-kayaking-scotland.co.uk/ndk-sea-kayak-shop/greenlander-pro/ --------- I wish you all a good safe day.. See some of you soon.. al-r
Donna is selling a red 14' Dagger Sea kayak with 2 hatches and a rudder (worth it's weight in gold in certain conditions) for $500. (PICTURED ABOVE) I will include the skirt in the price! . E-mail womanoftheriver@ comcast.net. I'm in Agawam, MA, but arrangements can be made to meet half way. Thank you!
Hi Everyone, Melody is selling her Wilderness Tsunami 140 Contact Melody for further information: https://www.meetup.com/KAYAKING-ADVENTURES-CT-MA-RI/members/259731708/profile/ or https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=259731708&name=Melody+Wnuk aL