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Happy 2016 - The Year Ahead - I just wanted to take a moment at the beginning of the new year to say hello and happy new years! I am very much looking forward to 2016.  Some news ideas for our annual season kickoff as well as some specific paddles are being planned already Jerry O. Jan 2, 2016 10:51 AM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Winter Paddles - Preview not available mo s. Nov 15, 2015 10:19 PM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Winter Paddles - On windless mornings one can put-in at the Steve Nov 15, 2015 9:34 PM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Winter Paddles - Tomales Bay near Inverness. Lovely in-let harbor with an abundance of wildlife including Otters, White Pelicans, etc. Additionally as what Jonah suggested re: Clear Lake just South is Blue Lake on the same side of  Hwy 20. Don Pedro of Alan S. B. Nov 15, 2015 7:16 PM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Winter Paddles - Seal slough in San Mateo, and below this, Foster City lagoons. Both of these locations are locked lagoons with good put-ins and bathrooms. ~ Karen S. Nov 15, 2015 6:31 PM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Winter Paddles - Clear Lake, put in near the state park can be very nice in winter paddling east. Large winter flock of white Pelicans and few power boats. & Jonah F. Nov 15, 2015 4:33 PM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Winter Paddles - Elkhorn slough On Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 9:16 AM, Jerry Olson < gayle Nov 15, 2015 4:25 PM
Winter Paddles - It was brought to my attention that last year a number of KA members got together to get on the water over the winter months.  Traditionally we have not posted much in the way of winter paddles, however I thought this year could be different. Jerry O. Nov 15, 2015 9:16 AM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Kayakers Alliance Event Protocol - good protocol Jerry.   Now I won't be so embarrassed about being waaay back there. Joanne Joanne Aug 13, 2015 12:49 PM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Kayakers Alliance Event Protocol - Very impressive, Jerry!   Hey has there been any news about a biolum paddle this year or did I miss that? Now that I live in a marina, I've gotten so spoiled to be able to paddle outside my backdoor anytime Mary B. Aug 12, 2015 10:00 PM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Kayakers Alliance Event Protocol - Steve Aug 12, 2015 12:39 PM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Kayakers Alliance Event Protocol - Just one more idea. On the meetup announcement include ability level which would include those who are least able, as well as more able. Donna Aug 12, 2015 8:56 AM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Kayakers Alliance Event Protocol - Very nice, fair expectations, friendly, and inclusive : ). Cindi NBay ✔️Sent from my 👀Phone☎️ O cindi e. Aug 11, 2015 8:08 PM
Kayakers Alliance Event Protocol - Hello again everyone, Following on heals of the Self Assessment worksheet, I am instituting a new (and hopefully improved) process for our events.  It was inevitable that as we grew and matured as a group that we would need to give more attent Jerry O. Aug 11, 2015 7:34 PM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] KA Self Assessment Worksheet Postings - Nice idea! Sent from my iPhone On Aug 7, 2015, at 9:00 AM, Jerry Olson < jrmrolson@ho Donna Aug 7, 2015 2:15 PM
KA Self Assessment Worksheet Postings - For some time we have had conversations on finding a more effective way to rank the various paddle events. We have always prided ourselves on being a group that welcomes kayakers of all skill levels and boat styles. However, from time to time we have Jerry O. Aug 7, 2015 9:00 AM
2015 Season Update Message - Hello, With a new season starting for our kayaking group, I thought I would send out an update message.  We have a number of new members since last year that have not paddled with us. First, this group is an equal opportunity gro Jerry O. Mar 15, 2015 11:44 AM
FYI: Class: Navigating the Bay Boating is a great way to relax and have some fun. It can be very exciting but it requires knowledge and skill to do it safely. Each bay has its own disposition and personality. Unpredictable winds, powerful tides, conflicti - Navigating the Bay Boating is a great way to relax and have some fun. It can be very exciting but it requires knowledge and skill to do it jt Jul 15, 2014 11:46 AM
Presentation on "Exploring the SF Bay Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge" - I'll be giving this presentation Tuesday, August 6th, at the Sunnyvale Public Library. It concentrates on exploring by kayak on Newark and Alviso Sloughs. 7pm. Please forward to Eric N. Aug 3, 2013 1:26 AM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] The Sharks & The Bat Rays - Hi Jerry et al., A brilliant idea as long as we stay flexible about it MAG Apr 20, 2013 5:04 PM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] The Sharks & The Bat Rays - Here's a method that works for some groups, the people with more energy out in front can turn around and paddle back to the second Nate H Apr 20, 2013 4:48 PM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] The Sharks & The Bat Rays - I haven't had an opportunity to go on an outing yet, but I like the idea of the 2 groups. The fast group won't feel confined and the slow group won;t feel Theresa F Apr 20, 2013 3:40 PM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] The Sharks & The Bat Rays - p { margin: 0; } Jerry, Sounds like a great idea. Understand your concerns about splitting but i think of it as forming 2 groups Stuart Apr 20, 2013 3:05 PM
The Sharks & The Bat Rays - Hi everyone, One observation I have made from the many events we have hosted, is the natural separation of paddlers.  While some locations are easier to maintain the entire group staying together (Elkhorn for example), others are more difficul Jerry O. Apr 20, 2013 1:50 PM
Kayakers Alliance Bumper Stickers - Hi everyone, For this season I had bumper stickers made with our logo.  I will be bringing them to our events.  I will be asking $3.00 per sticker to help compensate with the cost. Put them on your car, your boat, where ever you like. Jerry O. Apr 6, 2013 8:58 AM
Thanks for a great 2012! - Hi everyone, As the holidays are in full stride, I wanted to take a moment to thank each and everyone of you for your comradeship and participation in this years events.  I fully believe that this was the year that Kayakers Alliance hit it's s Jerry O. Dec 9, 2012 9:55 PM
Wet Suit Sale - Hi everyone.  Particularly for the ladies in the group, I noticed NRS is having their Fall sale.  Women's wetsuits are on sale.  (There are other things on sale of the guys as well).  There was some talk at the last event about wet suits.  The gen Jerry O. Sep 15, 2012 9:30 AM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Jerry Olson added a post - Hi Jerry, Thanks for your efforts in organizing the group.? Happy Holidays to you and yours. I look forward to joining the outings in 2011! ? Susan On Sun, Dec Susan Dec 20, 2010 6:25 AM
Jerry Olson added a post - Hi everyone, I wanted to take a moment to say Merry Christmas / Happy Holiday's to all of you. For our first year 2010, was great. We learned a great deal, helped to solidify the group and most of all had some excellent paddles. As time went on, more Jerry O. Dec 19, 2010 10:22 PM
New Meetup: Holiday Paddle - Christmas Lights, Moonlight, and Pizza - Announcing a new Meetup for Kayakers' Alliance! What : Holiday Paddle - Christmas Lights, Moonlight, and Pizza When : Tuesday, December 21, 2 user 6. Dec 6, 2010 1:11 PM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Jerry Olson added a post - Hi Jerry, Hope your Thanksgiving was good. Tami Tami "Never take a trip you can afford" --- On Tue, Tami Nov 27, 2010 7:59 PM
Jerry Olson added a post - Hi everyone. Well back online with my machine. A new fan and a good clean up solved the problem. Yea. (I was worried a new computer was in my future sooner then I would have liked). Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving! Jerry O. Nov 23, 2010 9:19 PM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Monterey trip - Hi, I'm Kathy and I think Katy wanted to go with you. The trip sounds great but not sure I can make it. Good luck finding Katy. Kathy :) On Oct 17, 2010, at 11:42 Kathy Oct 17, 2010 12:30 PM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Monterey trip - Dear Katy, Are you going to the Monterey trip? This was the one I RSVP'd to... Alison Oct 17, 2010 11:42 AM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Monterey trip - Alison, I am new to the group also. I live in Vallejo, but if you could get to East Bay (Oakland Bart ??) I cold pick you up. Email m user 3. Oct 13, 2010 7:37 PM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] New Meetup: Alviso Marina - 'Day on the Bay' - Dear Jerry, As a new member to the club I would Alison Oct 13, 2010 9:48 AM
New Meetup: Alviso Marina - 'Day on the Bay' - Announcing a new Meetup for Kayakers' Alliance! What : Alviso Marina - 'Day on the Bay' When : Saturday, October 16,[masked]:00 AM Whe Jerry O. Oct 12, 2010 9:11 PM
New Meetup: Lake Natoma Yak Trip - Announcing a new Meetup for Kayakers' Alliance! What : Lake Natoma Yak Trip When : Sunday, November 14,[masked]:30 AM Where : Sacr Jerry O. Oct 10, 2010 9:20 PM
Meetup details changed: Kayaking with the Orcas - Hello paddlers, Jerry has asked that I spearhead this adventure. I did this with my brother this last June and camped at San Juan County Park on San Juan Island. The date is not fixed on June 1 but the agenda, date and duration are Robert R. Sep 29, 2010 10:50 AM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Jerry Olson added a post - They also usually have an end-of-season sale for kayaks and paddles, don't know if the time has passed for it this year or not but I picked up one of my Kayaks there. -Chris On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 6:48 AM, Jerry Chris M. Sep 27, 2010 11:18 PM
Jerry Olson added a post - Hi everyone, For those of you who would like to improve your paddling skills, the Shoreline Aquatic Center has classes for both beginner and more advanced techniques. While we are not receiving any discouts at this time, please mention Kayakers Alliance Jerry O. Sep 27, 2010 9:48 PM
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Jerry Olson added a post - We have previously mentioned the concern about being prepared from an equipment perspective as well as from a liability standpoint. I have decided to take the middle ground on both issues. From an equipment perspective, I highly recommend you Jerry O. Sep 24, 2010 4:06 PM
Wet suit vs. waiver forms - Hi Jerry, I would vote against having a wet suit requirement for every paddler, and definitely not for every paddle event. Here are my thoughts: 1. Some kayaks are more stable than others. For example, I can paddle standing up in my inflatab Kevin T Sep 19, 2010 11:05 PM
Jerry Olson added a post - While still a number of paddle opportunites left this spring and fall, winter will be here before we know it. I have purposely not scheduled any lake, river (with the exception of the Alviso paddle) as these locations might be great for a winter paddle Jerry O. Sep 19, 2010 11:53 AM
New Meetup: Monterey Bay - Announcing a new Meetup for Kayakers' Alliance! What : Monterey Bay When : Sunday, October 24,[masked]:00 PM Where : Monterey Bay Kay Jerry O. Sep 19, 2010 11:48 AM
New Meetup: Explore Guadalupe River south of Alviso boat ramp - Announcing a new Meetup for Kayakers' Alliance! What : Explore Guadalupe River south of Alviso boat ramp When : Sunday, October 3,[masked]:00 PM Jerry O. Sep 19, 2010 11:36 AM
New Meetup: Elkhorn Slough Trip - Announcing a new Meetup for Kayakers' Alliance! What : Elkhorn Slough Trip When : Sunday, September 26,[masked]:00 AM Where : Monter Jerry O. Sep 19, 2010 11:26 AM
Jerry Olson added a post - Recently a member emailed me with a few comments. I will summarize. 1. Not enough paddles are being scheduled. 2. Working with an established instructor would be more effective for folks to improve their skills. 3. Improved event infor Jerry O. Sep 19, 2010 11:16 AM
Re: 06 - [bay-areakayakers] Jerry Olson added a post - Thanks for the ideas, Jerry.? I'm parcel to the Santa Cruz shoreline and Drakes Estero, though I'm up for everything mentioned.? I'd also be up for skills practice.? The Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay is good for that since it's calm Colin H. Sep 17, 2010 11:35 PM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Jerry Olson added a post - These seem like great ideas. I would be open to any locations where there is rental. Monterey Bay, user 1. Sep 14, 2010 9:57 AM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Jerry Olson added a post - Do they check to see if you are wearing underwear also? Jeeeezzzz michael Sep 12, 2010 9:14 PM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Jerry Olson added a post - Hi Jerry,Just in case anyone is interested,fresh water lakes like Del Valley require a boat/kayak inspection for muscles and or moisture.Your boat or kayak cann Barry C. Sep 12, 2010 8:54 PM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Jerry Olson added a post - Hi Jerry Lots of good ideas I live in sausalito so Angel sounds gre katrina Sep 12, 2010 8:08 PM
Jerry Olson added a post - Hi everyone, I decided to go back through all the correspondence we have received for trip suggestions. I combined this with ideas that some of us have discussed but not yet posted. In addition, I added in a few others I have been thinking of Jerry O. Sep 12, 2010 6:38 PM
Jerry Olson added a post - Hi everyone, On our last paddle, some of us discussed coming up with a rating system for our events. The idea was to give everyone an idea of what they might expect in the way of challenge from each event. Ratings however comes with there ow Jerry O. Sep 6, 2010 9:47 PM
Jerry Olson added a post - This was a great adventure. As with most of our paddles, we also learned a few things. The weather turned out to be great, but the winds were something to contend with on our way out, making it anything but flat water. Thankfully the tides worked in ou Jerry O. Aug 30, 2010 7:19 AM
Jerry Olson added a post - I have paddled from Sausalito to Angel Island on a number of occasions. (On two occasions I turned back, as the conditions were just too rough for my skill set). I am happy to schedule such an event, but need to point out that this is a more challenging Jerry O. Aug 25, 2010 10:32 PM
Jerry Olson added a post - Wow, I take a week off to spend with the grandkids and look what happens. Let me first address the tide situation. I am also mystified why the TideLog shows the times it does for Benicia. (I also have a copy). However, the tide charts I most often use Jerry O. Aug 24, 2010 10:32 PM
Rentals at Blue Waters Kayak - Hi, I don't have the best of news. I called Blue Waters and spoke to John. His policy is to not allow boats to be taken anywhere outside of Tomales Bay. He has concerns about liability and does not have the ability to recover equipment that is damaged Jerry O. Aug 11, 2010 7:31 PM
Meetup details changed: CCK Support Strokes Practice Paddle - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/bay-area­kayakers/calendar/14360979/ When : Saturday, August 14,[masked]:3 Jerry O. Aug 8, 2010 6:09 PM
love the name Jerry's Kids - go for it !! Tami "Never take a trip you can afford" Tami Jul 26, 2010 8:56 PM
test - Tami "Never take a trip you can afford" Tami Jul 26, 2010 8:56 PM
RE: [bay-areakayakers] Jerry Olson added a post - I just about fell out of my chair laughing. By far the b Jerry O. Jul 26, 2010 8:22 PM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Jerry Olson added a post - Jerry's Kids. michael Jul 24, 2010 12:04 PM
Jerry Olson added a post - For some time I have gone back and forth if I liked the name "Kayaker's Allicance". It's ok, but I have never been wild about it. What are your thoughts? What do you think we should call the group? Jerry O. Jul 24, 2010 9:58 AM
Tomales Bay Boat Rental - Much like at our paddle at Elkhorn Slough, I have contacted the Blue Waters rental shop to let them know we are coming. They strongly recommended that for those of you renting boats, to call them and make reservations. They do have a number of activitie Jerry O. Jul 14, 2010 11:46 AM
Meetup details changed: Drakes Estero - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/bay-area­kayakers/calendar/13993392/ When: Sunday, August 15,[masked]:00 AM Jerry O. Jul 3, 2010 12:05 PM
Meetup details changed: Paddle from Monterey Harbor to Cannery Row or beyond, June 27 Sunday - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/bay-area­kayakers/calendar/13816700/ When: Sunday, June 27,[masked]:00 AM user 1. Jun 20, 2010 12:32 PM
New Meetup: Moonlight Paddles - Announcing a new Meetup for Kayakers' Alliance! What: Moonlight Paddles When: Friday, June 25,[masked]:30 PM Where: Stevens Creek Reservoir 11401 Stevens Canyon Road Cupertino, CA 95014 Kevin T. ( Jerry O. Jun 14, 2010 6:35 PM
Jerry Olson added a post - Hi everyone. As we get closer to our Elkhorn trip I wanted to mention a few items. The address for the location is on the invite. I believe there is a $3 dollar parking charge. For those of you who are renting, I talked to the folks at Monterey K Jerry O. Jun 2, 2010 9:09 PM
Convenient kayak storage in the east bay?? - .... While we're on the subject of water craft, does anyone k Joy May 31, 2010 10:15 AM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Would Like Kayak and Related Equipment Recommendations - Hi Kristine That would be great Where do you live? I live in Sausalito, on t katrina May 31, 2010 9:21 AM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Would Like Kayak and Related Equipment Recommendations - Cool Katrina. They are the best, huh? Hopefully we can meet on one of these outings. It would be great to meet you as we already have one thing in user 1. May 30, 2010 9:59 PM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Would Like Kayak and Related Equipment Recommendations - I'd like to thank all the people who offered their kayak suggestions! I can now report that I finally bought my very first kayak yesterday, alon MAG May 30, 2010 8:36 PM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Would Like Kayak and Related Equipment Recommendations - Hi I also have a Wilderness Systems siton top and love it Katrina katrina May 30, 2010 8:11 PM
RE: [bay-areakayakers] Would Like Kayak and Related Equipment Recommendations - My recommenation? Choose a kayak that's not too short & Joy May 30, 2010 4:36 PM
New Meetup: Central Tomales Bay - Announcing a new Meetup for Kayakers' Alliance! What: Central Tomales Bay When: Sunday, July 18,[masked]:30 AM Where: Blue Waters Kayaking 12938 Sir Francis Drake Blvd Inverness, CA[masked] Jerry O. May 30, 2010 11:58 AM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Would Like Kayak and Related Equipment Recommendations - It depends on what kind of kayak you want. I have a Wilderness System sit on top kayak...that is 10 ft. I love it. If you haven't checked out Adventure Sports in Sacramento, you might want user 1. May 30, 2010 10:27 AM
Would Like Kayak and Related Equipment Recommendations - Hi Everyone, &nbs MAG May 27, 2010 6:34 PM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Jerry Olson added a post - I rented a tandem hard shell kayak in Hawaii and they just used pool noodles with the winching straps you can get at Walmart.? I saw some shops use four total noodles, two in the front and two in the back.? My shop just used one in the front and one in th Kevin T May 27, 2010 12:45 AM
Jerry Olson added a post - Hi everyone, a few folks have asked about a simple solution for roof racks for your kayak. Check out the address below for an inexpensive solution. www.rei.com/product/662048 Jerry O. May 26, 2010 10:40 PM
New Meetup: Elkhorn Slough Paddle - Announcing a new Meetup for Kayakers' Alliance! What: Elkhorn Slough Paddle When: Sunday, June 6,[masked]:00 PM Where: Monterey Bay Kayak (Moss Landing) 2390 Highway One Moss Landing, CA 95039 For Jerry O. May 24, 2010 6:55 AM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Jerry Olson added a post - Hi, It's Meg. It sounds absoutly wonderful, but at this point, I won't be available and still won't have a way to transport my own kayak Meg J May 22, 2010 7:39 PM
Jerry Olson added a post - I'm thinking of getting in a paddle over the Memorial Day weekend. (Have not decided which day, may let the weather dictate). Launching from the Pier 52 boat launch off 3rd Street, in San Francisco. Work against the tide and then enjoy the ride back. Jerry O. May 22, 2010 5:55 PM
Meetup details changed: Grand opening of Alviso Marina Boat Ramp - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/bay-area­kayakers/calendar/13541890/ When: Saturday, June 5,[masked]:00 AM Jerry O. May 20, 2010 6:56 AM
Jerry Olson added a post - For all who are interested in the Elkhorn trip on the 6th, I have rental information. The Monterey Kayak shop opens at 9:00. They don't have any specific events going on, so feel they should have enough boats. However, they recommended that if your ser Jerry O. May 19, 2010 9:14 PM
New Meetup: Kayaking at Elkhorn Slough Moss Landing - Announcing a new Meetup for Kayakers' Alliance! What: Kayaking at Elkhorn Slough Moss Landing When: Sunday, June 6,[masked]:30 AM Where: Monterey Bay Kayak (Moss Landing) 2390 Highway One Moss Landing, CA 95 Jerry O. May 11, 2010 7:09 PM
Jerry Olson added a post - Hello everyone. For the second trip I noticed that there was a great deal of interest in Elkhorn Slough. There is a location to rent boats, the paddle is fun and the location is great. Let me know if the interest is still there. Jerry O. May 9, 2010 9:04 AM
Polls - Hi everyone, Just wanted to let you know that we have posted polls to get a better idea of our members time availability and equipment status. When you have a chance, please vote. It will help to insure we plan Meetups that we all can pa Jerry O. May 8, 2010 10:47 PM
New Meetup: Jack London Square in Oakland. - Announcing a new Meetup for Kayakers' Alliance! What: Jack London Square in Oakland. When: Sunday, May 16,[masked]:00 AM Where: Oakland Retail Shop 409 Water Street Jack London Square Oakland, CA[masked] Jerry O. Apr 22, 2010 9:59 PM
Re: [bay-areakayakers] Paul Desrosiers added a post - No, I have not. Thanks. Linda Apr 7, 2010 3:52 PM
Meetup details changed: Point Reyes - Tomales Point - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/bay-area­kayakers/calendar/12581031/ When: Saturday, March 6,[masked]:00 AM user 8. Feb 11, 2010 10:02 AM

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