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 11 
 on: September 15, 2018, 06:41:38 AM 
Started by Tim G - Last post by Tim G
Hi Bill,  I appreciate your enthusiasm and willingness to try stuff. However, we are looking at long period swell and an exposed rocky coastline. I don’t think that the conditions are a good match for your current skill level.  I’m happy to work with you in the future to develop your paddling skills.

Best,

Tim

 12 
 on: September 14, 2018, 07:10:26 PM 
Started by Tim G - Last post by Wfournier
Hi Tim,
I'd like to go but if you think this is beyond my skill set I'll defer to your judgement.

Bill F

 13 
 on: September 14, 2018, 06:57:01 PM 
Started by FredF - Last post by Cat
Good to hear from you, Mike - we've missed you! 

 14 
 on: September 14, 2018, 05:02:56 PM 
Started by Tim G - Last post by Tim G
Hi Folks,

We’ll stick with the original plan to launch/on the water at 10:00 from Kings Beach in Newport tomorrow, Saturday, 9/15.

Best,

Tim

 15 
 on: September 14, 2018, 06:44:11 AM 
Started by Cat - Last post by Cat
OK, see you there!

 16 
 on: September 14, 2018, 05:36:40 AM 
Started by Cat - Last post by JSharlin
I will join you this morning.
See you at Sakonnet.
-Jon

 17 
 on: September 13, 2018, 11:52:45 PM 
Started by JSharlin - Last post by Tim G
Great pics, Jon!  Thanks for sharing. Tim

 18 
 on: September 13, 2018, 09:30:48 PM 
Started by FredF - Last post by mkrabach
Sorry so late on joining this thread.  I have carved about 25 Greenland paddles, and re-carved about 14 of them based on what I learned paddling with them.  I think my paddles  are as good as anything on the market.  My idea for a perfect paddle (or paddles for different conditions) has evolved as I carved different foils and tapers.  Some of the ones for sale on the Internet are wood working projects as opposed to carefully designed paddles.  I now target the paddles to weigh about 1 1/2 lbs and are very thin and sharp and have a stiff flex.  Not hard to carve.  Band saw to rough out the shape and a low block plane does the rest.  A little sanding and a few coats of Danish Oil finish it.   Total time is about 6 hrs.  Best wood is about $40 for a 2x4x8 Western Red Cedar, or a little less for Alaskan Yellow Cedar.  Got any questions, call, email or hope to see you folks sometime.  Haven't paddled this year as much as previous  summers.

 19 
 on: September 13, 2018, 08:14:09 PM 
Started by Cat - Last post by Cat
Sakonnet is fine.  I went down to Gooseberry today and the put-in is ok there, too, but I think Sakonnet would be better because the water's deeper.  Lots of rocks & shoals around Gooseberry, lot of breakers going in different directions.

Launch 10 am if there's anyone besides me.  Please post here.  I will post go/no go by 8 am.

 ;D


 20 
 on: September 13, 2018, 04:25:23 PM 
Started by Cat - Last post by JSharlin
Hi Cat,

I have committed to go out tomorrow with a friend. Will see if he'd like to join.
Will get back to you.

Jon

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