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SUNDAY JUNE 9 - LOCAL PADDLE EVENT Rainbo Res---------PotLuck BBQ @ Carmberry Pk

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Hi Everyone,

Latest Weather View: http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/launch/code.cgi?Submit=Go&sta=KBDL&state=CT

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. --- (Seems good for a nice day a paddling event). See those that are interested there. Drive Carefully. With 4-5 inches of rain, it will be interesting to see the river up stream by the BIG island.

If its too fast we just skip that part but can look at it.

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Flow data:

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ct/nwis/uv/?site_no=01189995&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060

Other Weather:

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.91045347666418&lon=-72.70477294921875&site=box&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=text

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This location is a good place to get some flat water paddling done with a few interesting views on the way. (more powerboats may be coming out now so this will be the only time we will use this location for the year).

Once we reach the destination island, some can join me and go up and around which will present a bit of up current paddling practice and some can just enjoy the area until we return from around the back end.

Getting to the Boat Ramp site:

http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?A=2686&Q=384270

GPS approximate address: 100 Merriman Rd, Windsor CT

Other directions:

From Route 75, go west on Rainbow Road, left on Merriman Road. Launch is on the left apx 0.5 miles down.

Look for the Brown Boat Ramp Signs.

I will be wearing an orange hunting hat in the boat ramp area.

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The POT LUCK After Party Site is at NEARBY - CRAMBERRY PARK IN GUMBY CT

NOTE: THIS IS A ****NEW**** AND UNTESTED BBQ LOCATION for a group location BUT FROM RESEARCH-- it SHOULD BE OK ENOUGH. Pavilion and riverside spots available.. tennis and other things there for a nice change of activities also are available.

Use apx GPS address of # 96 GRANBROOK ROAD, EAST GRANBY.

Or just follow me from the paddle site.

http://www.bing.com/maps/?FORM=MLOMAP&PUBL=GOOGLE&CREA=userid1743gobroadfphumem2khvlw7ml8dkb3h3kcgsoxz1369#Y3A9cXpqaHZoOHk2ZzB0Jmx2bD0xNiZzdHk9YiZydHA9cG9zLjQxLjkxNjc4Ml8tNzIuNzA3NTQzX25lYXIlMjAxMiUyMFdhbHRlcnMlMjBXYXklMkMlMjBXaW5kc29yJTJDJTIwQ1QlMjAwNjA5NV9fX2FffnBvcy40MS45MzYwNjJfLTcyLjc3MjQ1OV85NiUyMEdyYW5icm9vayUyMFBhcmslMjBSZCUyQyUyMEVhc3QlMjBHcmFuYnklMkMlMjBDVCUyMDA2MDI2X19fZV8mbW9kZT1EJnJ0b3A9MH4wfjB+

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KAYAKS AVAILABLE:

The following Kayaks come with top rated paddles and life jackets transported to the put in site but must be specifically chosen and reserved in advance:

Boat use Doughnation is $20.00

Note: if you reserve a kayak and i take it all the way to the site and you do not show -- you will never join us again for any event.

These are my personal hobby boats and its asked you be sincere in showing up, besides i ask less than half of what a local shop charges and you get better equipment right at the event site's boat ramp.

Yes i will understand traffic may cause you to be late and if i hear of of any traffic via my GPS or by other arriving members, then we usually wait a bit longer than normal.

Please make sure you fit in the boats and have some paddling skills (check the info of the boats in the corresponding links provided with each boat).

KAYAK #1: Eddyline Wind Dancer Fiberglass+Kevlar, Red, Rudder Equipped

18' Long @ 24" Wide.

This is an 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 apx (100 to 230 lbs) with beginner and up skills.

http://www.epinions.com/otdr_Kayaking_Touring_Sea-Eddyline-Wind_Dancer

---> AVAILABLE

KAYAK #2: Necky Eliza Plastic, Fire Color, Rudder Equipped

15'-3.5'' Long @ 22" Wide.

Transitional *Recreation to Sea Kayak*, moderate weight @ 49 LB, ladies kayak
Small to Medium sized paddler (100 - 160 lbs) with Beginner and up skills.
This is the heavier model and largest cockpit of the Eliza series. http://www.neckykayaks.com/kayaks/touring/eliza_polymer/

---> RESERVED FOR CHARLIE'S GUEST 2

KAYAK #3: Necky Eliza Advanced Composite (Un Modified), Red and White, Skeg Version

15'-3'' Long @ 21" Wide.

Transitional *Recreation to Sea Kayak*, Light weight @45 LB, Ladies Kayak.

Small to Medium sized paddler (95 - 145 lbs) with Beginner and up skills.
This is the medium size cockpit of the Eliza series.

http://www.neckykayaks.com/kayaks/touring/eliza_composite/ (http://www.frontenac-outfitters.com/kayaks/one_boat.cfm?ID=702)

---> RESERVED FOR MARYBETH

KAYAK #4: Necky Eliza Composite Special Ultra Light Version

(Very Thin Fibreglass), Yellow, Skeg Version

15'-3'' Long @ 21" Wide.

Transitional *Recreation to Sea Kayak*, Light weight @40 LB, Ladies Kayak.
Small to Medium sized paddler (95 - 145 lbs) with Beginner and up skills.
This is the lightest of the Eliza Series and also with the smallest cocpit.

http://playak.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=5010:boats&id=2150:Eliza-Ultralite

http://www.neckykayaks.com/press_room/press_releases/eliza_paddlerspick/

---> RESERVED FOR CHARLIE'S GUEST 1

KAYAK #5: Wood Cedar Strip Night Heron design by Guillemot Kayaks, pre-set and permanently deployed Skeg

18' Long @ 19" to 20" Wide.

Overall a stable and predictable Sea Kayak with a hard chine, low rocker Greenland style hull, heavy weight @ 50 lbs.

Medium Sized Paddler (apx 100 - 200 Lbs) with SOME NOVICE TO INTERMEDIATE and up skills needed 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.cricketdesigns.com/greenland.htm .

---> RESERVED FOR LENORE

KAYAK #6: NDK Greenlander Pro, Fiberglass, Red, Skeg Equipped. Greenland style, fast kayak for ocean crusing.

18' Long @ 21" Wide, heavy weight @ 50 lb

Full Greenland style sea kayak. Medium sized paddler (100-175 lbs) with a MINIMUM of Intermediate to Advanced sea paddling skills needed for this boat.

http://www.maineislandkayak.com/ndk_greenlander.html#greenlanderpro

---> RESERVED FOR AL-r

Kayak #7: THE HOME DEPOT CULL SCRAP WOODEN SPECIAL,

16 FEET LONG, 23 INCH WIDE. ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME INSTALLED even a toilet seat.

---> NEEDS SOME PLUMBING REPAIRS -- out of service, toilet seat ok but wont flush -- WILL CUT A HOLE IN THE BOTTOM or supply a poop bag..

# 7 Trailer Space reserved by Strawberry K at this time.

I wish you all a good day..

See some of you soon..

al-r