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RE: [seakayaking-35] Updates for our Sea Kayaking Group

From: fRaNkLiN
Sent on: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 10:40 PM
Saul, Good luck on your new job and thank you for all your time organizing trip. I live in West Seattle, I can pick you on May 9 and can easily pick you at the airport every time (if I'm not on the mountain backpacking). Just give me a call once you landed. ........franklin

> From: [address removed]
> To: [address removed]
> Subject: [seakayaking-35] Updates for our Sea Kayaking Group
> Date: Wed, 30 Apr[masked]:06:11 -0400
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> I hope all of you are looking forward to another great summer of paddling as much as I am.
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> As many of you already know, the company I worked for was sold and I turned down the offer from the buyer as it wasn't a good fit for me. I do Quality Assurance, Regulatory, Production and Supply Chain Management, typically in companies that make complex products with a lot of outsourcing. I have accepted a job in San Diego and start tommorow. I hope to return to Seattle in 2009.
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> I plan on continueing to help make the wonderful sport of sea kayaking something we all continue to enjoy.
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> For 2008, I will be in Seattle about once every two weeks. I will generally be in town one Friday evening to Monday night and one Friday evening to Sunday night each month. In May I will only be in Seattle one weekend while in July I'll be here three times.
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> Other members of this great group have agreed to step up and host events. Bob with his awesome training classes virtually every week, Wade with a series of paddles and BBQ's on Camano Island and other members on a once or twice a month basis.
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> We have a few members that I trust with my equipment including backing the trailer up my driveway who have agreed to help out once or twice a month. We also have an aspiring Olympian from my track club (she's also looking for sponsors as well as odd jobs, frequent flyer miles, or cheap housing to cover competition expenses through September - contact me if you want to help out any one of the 14 Seattle based Olympic Trials Track & Field Qualifiers) who has agreed to help out as well. This means we should be able to continue to have weekly paddles with some loaner boats available. Some of the people that agreed to help can handle the trailer, some only the Forerunner so the number of boats available for each paddle will vary a bit.
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> They'll need all of you to do your part in loading and unloading and treating the gear with respect. This means some of you will need to invest in sandals or shoes you don't mind getting wet as Saul's lift em in won't really be available and sliding in from the beach or walking on top of the kayak damages the boats, sometimes only a little, sometimes a lot more and I'll be very time challenged for doing repairs, so it would be best to avoid damaging the boats.
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> A few slight changes will be needed though. Attendance by "borrowers" will need to be darn near perfect as these people aren't as patient as me in pulling empty kayaks, and since they're my kayaks I don't want them left on the trailer and possibly stolen.
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> We'll also have to ask for donations to whoever drives the kayaks of $10 ea from the borrowers so that at least a chunk of their time is compensated as they'll typically be leaving work early to load the boats (since they don't live at my house) and they'll probably be spending another 1-2 hours to drive them back to my house, back the trailer up the driveway, put away gear, lock things up without annoying my housemates too much and then driving back to their own home. This means that they'll be commiting to 4-6 hours of their time to support a 1-2 hour paddle.
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> On the trips I can show up it will continue to be free.
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> I will indicate the relevant "rules" on the meetup event descriptions.
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> San Juans trips -
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> - most of them will be "experience required" which means you have to demonstrate a self rescue to one of the Organizers and they have to send me an email telling me you did it.
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> - I will try to put together 1 San Juans trip that will be suitable for begginers, but those who did the self rescue will still get preference.
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> - That means - take Bob's classes ;-)
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> - I will conduct a self rescue session at our evening paddle on the 9th before our Portage Bay City Lights paddle for those of you that want to do the next days San Juans trip but haven't demonstrated a self rescue yet. RSVP that you want to do a self rescue so that I know who will be showing up for that portion. Anyone that didn't demonstrate one last season or already this season needs to do one either at Bob's class on Tuesday or else at my session on Friday or you won't be going on the trip.
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> Loaner Kayaks for Bob's classes - starting in June, SRK rents them, while for May we're still working out details for getting some of my kayaks there.
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> I could also use an airport or downtown pickup when I get in that Friday (May 9) as my 5:15 landing at SeaTac makes it tight for our 7pm launch, if I take the bus and I'd like to avoid paying for a taxi if I can help it, so if anyone is looking for brownie points ;-)
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> I'm looking forward to some great paddles with all of you this summer and if you want to come down and visit in San Diego just give me a call or an email (preferably before you arrive ;-)
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> See you out on the water soon - Saul
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