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Welcome to the Garden State Kayakers Meetup Group.

Note that ANY member of this group can schedule an outing. Please take advantage of this when you'd like to go kayaking

Andy F. does have spare kayaks and equipment for occasional loan, if you have an interest in learning how to kayak or self rescue techniques please be sure to mention it on discussion board.

For a list of available equipment please check the Facebook page.

several events about these are planned during the year.

if you have questions please feel free to email Andy F.

Valid photo is required for identification in case you get lost.

If no valid photo is put in you can be removed from events

Upcoming events (2)

Arthur Kill Graveyard of Ships

200 Middlesex Ave

Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard

Were hoping most of it is still there.. they have been cleaning it up.

Located in the Arthur Kill just north of Rossville on Staten Island, the Tugboat Graveyard is an amazing collection of decomposing hulks-- tugboats, rescue tugs, dredging barges, old ferries, and others. Further south, near Charleston, you can find the remnants of all-wood coal barges, which were probably built more than a century ago and scuttled in the early 20th century.

The Short Version: Intermediate kayakers only. 12 ft or longer long kayaks ONLY, and any safety gear - here - at 2:00 pm. Please be careful not to block the boat ramp while loading or unloading your kayaks.

Meeting Location: Carteret Waterfront Park.
Paddles in water at 2 pm

Estimated Duration/Mileage: While the total distance paddled is likely to be under 4 miles, this trip can take much longer due to the time we spend exploring the graveyard. We will definitely return to the dock before dusk for safety reasons.

No Shuttle Required: This is an up-and-back trip, so no shuttle will be required.

Skill Level: This paddle is classified Intermediate - there are strong currents, and we'll be crossing a shipping channel. You MUST be able to keep up with the group and follow the directions of the Point and Sweep paddlers.

Boat Types/Lengths: Plastic boats 12 feet and over are required since there will likely be a lot of debris in the graveyard.

Cancellation Info: In the event of high winds, thunderstorms, or other emergency we will cancel the event by at least 7:00am the day of the event. You will be notified via this website and email in the event of a cancellation.

Contact Number: Andy[masked] the day of the paddle.

Special Equipment Needed: PFDs are MANDATORY . Spray skirts are recommended, as are bilge pumps, and any safety gear such as paddle floats, marine radios, etc.

Food: no food

IMPORTANT :

* Important: The Garden State Kayakers collect no dues and assumes no responsibility. NOTICE: By attending an event you are agreeing that YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AT ALL TIMES. No member of the group EXCEPT YOURSELF can be held responsible for any damages, accidents, or liabilities incurred while paddling with us. Paddling is an inherently dangerous sport. Information is provided with the understanding that the providers are not engaged in rendering advice on technical matters, equipment performance, safety, or any other aspect of the sport in absolute terms or advocating any of the techniques or experiences described.

Down the Delaware Part 5- Phillipsburg Boat Ramp to frenchtown

Kingwood Access Boat Launch

SERIOUSLY...... READ THIS DESCRIPTION...
and answer the question!

This is the fifth stage of a multi trip event to cover 96 miles of Delaware kayaking
Total kayaking Mileage for this stage : 20 miles

this paddle is not for the out of shape paddlers

We will take a break around 10 miles if we need it

several ripple area in this section
most of this paddle will be calm river, so a lot of paddling required..

I have not done this section but have driven it to spot areas.
Shuttle time is 31 minutes.

NO INFLATABLES
preferably plastic kayaks .. if you have an expensive kayak this probably isn't a good trip
length suggested is 12 to 14
10' with drop down skeg would work

Warning in advance.
we have had to many people signing up and not showing up.
this is a really good opportunity paddle.

No shows, will be REMOVED from both the group and the Facebook group as well
if you dont answer the question your moved to not going..

if you cant make it you MUST pull yourself off event before the 24 hour reminder

DONT SHOW UP LATE.. the shuttle leaves at the stated time
its a Saturday morning and there is no traffic so there is no reason to not show up early so we can load up kayaks and gear without being rushed. Fashionably late people get left behind.

We will take a break around 10 miles

No equipment will be loaned for this event....

NOTICE: By attending an event you are agreeing that YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AT ALL TIMES. No member of the group EXCEPT YOURSELF can be held responsible for any damages, accidents, or liabilities incurred while paddling with us. Paddling is an inherently dangerous sport. Information is provided with the understanding that the providers are not engaged in rendering advice on technical matters, equipment performance, safety, or any other aspect of the sport in absolute terms or advocating any of the techniques or experiences description.

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