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Nick 04-07-2003 08:38 AM

Anyone been paddlin?
Who's been running around in a yak lately? I haven't been in mine since fall...and with the looks of it, not gonna be for a little while again.

So, let me live vicariously...anyone?


JimW 04-07-2003 09:05 AM

Nick, Funny you should ask. I myself have not been out, but I talked to Doug Gray at Billington sea on Saturday. Doug renewed his sponsorship with us and was demoing a touring boat to a customer. So of course the topic came up, Been paddlin' lately

His answer was suprising. Doug paddles all winter. I assumed he was talking fast moving rivers but I guess the coast of Maine has been a good spot for him. He mentioned the ice flows on the incoming tide:whoa:

That's paddlin'

Nick 04-08-2003 07:51 AM

Not sure if my SIT would handle that without a drysuit, but man does that sound like fun.

doogue 04-08-2003 05:57 PM


The icy waters off the coast of Maine get more action than I would have imagined!

My friends from college (when I was in Maine) used to surf in January. 100% crazy if you ask me. They would get up at 5 AM and drive to the coast in 0 degree weather and surf. They would be back for a 9 AM class too.

And I think that I am crazy at times when I get up to fish...

These hard core surfers now own and operate the Newport Storm Brewing Company out of Newport, RI.

I have yet to yak this year but I am planning on taking whitewater lessons in NH soon and I am planning on attending a rolling clinic (pool training) in early May. The skills will be handy in the salt although I do not plan on trying to roll my Necky (Zoar sport). That rig is all about the wet exit and re-entry at this point.

I plan to be out on the lakes in NH in the Necky in early May. Pleasant Bay to follow soon thereafter.


Tod D 04-08-2003 07:58 PM

Nick, Jim or any other south shore MA folks - I'm planning on a SW marsh paddle the 1st nice weekend day we get... Should be around June 10th...

Anyone interested?

Nick 04-09-2003 08:01 AM

I'd be up for that...hopefully it will happen sooner then that though!


DFix 04-09-2003 09:29 AM

Doogie, I'm tellin' ya - whether you get a fish or not, that stretch of sand bottom in front of me at the lake is perfect for kayak practice and refresher courses :hehe: :whoa: :chuckle: ;) - ya gotta give it a try ! :smokin:

Tod D 04-11-2003 01:51 PM

Nick - sent you an email. Give me a call if you've a chance. Weather permitting, I'm thinking perhaps Sunday afternoon. Thinking of hitting what is a significant marsh area w/ a network of 'rivers' and streams...

doogue 04-11-2003 10:42 PM


Thanks for the offer. I live a bit closer now so I may take you up on this! We shall see.

Thanks again,


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