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by Beanboy
Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Seals of Monomoy 6.5.11
Replies: 4
Views: 6701

Re: The Seals of Monomoy 6.5.11

Great report! Wonder who will be lucky enough to spot the first Great White in the area!
by Beanboy
Fri May 06, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cochrane Dam
Replies: 4
Views: 5668

Re: Cochrane Dam

You got it Chris... Hmm, probably high water only. Bunch of guides mention Class II for a few hundred yards below the dam, closest thing to whitewater to my house. Will have to swing on by and check it out in person. Mark, wasn't planning on running the dam, just the rapids below. Did run a dam in a...
by Beanboy
Thu May 05, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cochrane Dam
Replies: 4
Views: 5668

Cochrane Dam

Is the spot on the Charles below Cochrane Dam worth checking out in terms of some whitewater practice?
by Beanboy
Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSRWA 9th Annual Kayak & Watershed Expo
Replies: 16
Views: 16166

Re: NSRWA 9th Annual Kayak & Watershed Expo

Looks like some companies will be there displaying there wares... Usually a decent showing of kayak equipment? Are there deals to be had?
by Beanboy
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fractured and dislocated finger advice
Replies: 5
Views: 7234

Re: Fractured and dislocated finger advice

Lisa ,thanks for the info. Any exercise tips would be appreciated... Been a week and the finger is damn stiff. But being the middle one, it does make my Boston commute easier... One the swelling goes down a bit more gonna try and start moving it a bit so I can hit the water in earnest by April witho...
by Beanboy
Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fractured and dislocated finger advice
Replies: 5
Views: 7234

Re: Fractured and dislocated finger advice

I asked about a feather set, and all I got was, "Is he serious look?" Did help break the silence as I was staring at my xrays, hehe. Splint for three weeks and then back for a checkup. Doc mentioned paddling in April won't be a problem woohoO!
by Beanboy
Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fractured and dislocated finger advice
Replies: 5
Views: 7234

Fractured and dislocated finger advice

Any other paddlers deal with a dislocated and fractured finger before?

Seeing a specialist on Wednesday, anything paddling-specific I should ask him in regards to healing/recovery tips geared towards paddling?

Thanks!
-B
by Beanboy
Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next gathering - Sat 2/26
Replies: 41
Views: 36549

Re: Next gathering - Sat 2/26

Nice seeing some familiar faces and meeting new folks. I'm sure I'll forget everybody's name when it comes time to paddle. Thanks Ron for hosting, and Chris for the whitewater advice.
by Beanboy
Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next gathering - Sat 2/26
Replies: 41
Views: 36549

Re: Next gathering - Sat 2/26

Just confirming will be there with some Wild Turkey for some Wild Turkeys, along with spinach filo pie, aka spanakopita. Will also be bringing a Virgin Turkey! :shock: :lol:

Chris, Will have the cash for the paddle...thanks again!
by Beanboy
Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: No frills, tough paddle 220/230
Replies: 3
Views: 6837

Re: WTB: No frills, tough paddle 220/230

Two-piece with the typical 45 degree feather ability?
by Beanboy
Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next gathering - Sat 2/26
Replies: 41
Views: 36549

Re: Next gathering - Sat 2/26

Can I bring some Wild Turkey?
by Beanboy
Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: No frills, tough paddle 220/230
Replies: 3
Views: 6837

WTB: No frills, tough paddle 220/230

With the addition of the Prijon to the fleet, looking for a 2nd tough, low-cost paddle to be used with it. Want a nylon/abs blade that can take rocks/guest abuse. Aluminum shaft okay.
by Beanboy
Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Kayak & Equipment Reviews
Topic: plastic 14-16 foot kayak
Replies: 6
Views: 17889

Re: plastic 14-16 foot kayak

Well, you can't beat free, and a good friend of mine is letting me use is Prijon Yukon Expedition. Should give me a little bit more speed than the Necky, and with a forward hatch, let me enjoy AMC and other ocean paddles without having to modify the Necky for more bow flotation. Ugh, I think I am no...
by Beanboy
Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 9
Views: 10558

Re: Happy New Year!

Right back at you Chris...

Picking up a used Yukon Expedition this coming weekend...and that's about all the news I have for kayaking so far in 2011!
by Beanboy
Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Kayak & Equipment Reviews
Topic: plastic 14-16 foot kayak
Replies: 6
Views: 17889

Re: plastic 14-16 foot kayak

Thanks Chris, I've posted on a couple of other forums and will be matching with rental end of season sales.

Knee hatch... Not sure what it is called, but I've seen newer boats with a small access point to a bag that sits right around the knees.
by Beanboy
Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Kayak & Equipment Reviews
Topic: plastic 14-16 foot kayak
Replies: 6
Views: 17889

plastic 14-16 foot kayak

Thinking about adding to the fleet. The GF has taken a liking to the Manitou 13, and would like something other than the Epic V10S or a Discovery 169 to join her paddling on local rivers and lakes, but also want something for me to use in rougher water ocean races and general ocean paddling. Figure ...
by Beanboy
Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A New Boat for Birdseye
Replies: 13
Views: 13254

Re: A New Boat for Birdseye

What length paddle do you need for that?
by Beanboy
Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Charles River Foliage Turning Yet?
Replies: 7
Views: 8734

Re: Charles River Foliage Turning Yet?

Not much yet. I'd give it a couple of more weeks, especially with the warm rain we've had.
by Beanboy
Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Wednesday skill sessions at Walden
Replies: 2
Views: 5537

Re: Wednesday skill sessions at Walden

Good times! Want to work on straddle remount. Was so close. Want to get it right by end of season.
by Beanboy
Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Wednesday skill sessions at Walden
Replies: 2
Views: 5537

Re: Wednesday skill sessions at Walden

90+ heat and being able to hop in fairly clean water versus weeds and goose poop in the Charles... Tough decision, but will try to be there 500 sharp! 8)
by Beanboy
Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Wednesday skill sessions at Walden
Replies: 8
Views: 10115

Re: Wednesday skill sessions at Walden

May show up... The Charles even with this rain is a mess of weeds and goose poop I still haven't thrown a weedblocker on the ski yet. Also been fiddling with paddle length, be good to do something slightly different.
by Beanboy
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: V10S surfski in light chop
Replies: 0
Views: 3078

V10S surfski in light chop

Finally got some time on the boat with the straight-faced chop that makes me do the hip dance on the surfski. Getting more comfortable, but sideways in this stuff with feet in and not paddling had me doing a low brace every 10 seconds or so. Brought the Manitou with me as well and gave that a shot f...
by Beanboy
Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk carrying multiple boats on roof rack...
Replies: 7
Views: 8330

Re: Let's talk carrying multiple boats on roof rack...

Update: Ended up with j-cradles. Why? Cheap ($80 EMS), able to solo load a bit easier, and was able to move the j-cradle farther off to the side than using a stacker. Took the surfski and the Manitouout to Tully Lake, and the setup seems to work great.
by Beanboy
Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Day trip from Boston to a freshwater river/lake
Replies: 0
Views: 3143

Day trip from Boston to a freshwater river/lake

Greetings. Not traveling this July 4th, but was thinking about a day trip somewhere with both boats to relax with the GF and let her try out the surfski as well as test out carrying both boats. Waldon is about 30 minutes from me, but was wondering if I were some other freshwater options within two h...
by Beanboy
Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some extra company in the water?
Replies: 10
Views: 9623

Re: Some extra company in the water?

Always a classic:

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by Beanboy
Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk carrying multiple boats on roof rack...
Replies: 7
Views: 8330

Re: Let's talk carrying multiple boats on roof rack...

Thanks for the feedback folks, going to double-check width of rack to make sure all will fit decently, and head on over to EMS this week.
by Beanboy
Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk carrying multiple boats on roof rack...
Replies: 7
Views: 8330

Let's talk carrying multiple boats on roof rack...

Time has come to think about how to carry both the surfski and the plastic yak on the roof. Right now, I've just been using the factory cross bars on the Subaru (made by Mont Blanc). Was thinking using a narrow stackers to get the plastic boat on its side, while leaving enough space to carry the sur...
by Beanboy
Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Kayak & Equipment Reviews
Topic: Necky Manitou 13 (plastic)
Replies: 0
Views: 8225

Necky Manitou 13 (plastic)

My 2006 Necky Manitou 13 saw some whitewater on Saturday, figured I'd write a quick review. length 12' 10" width 24.75" weight: 45 pounds or so My first kayak, wanted something small enough to handle the loop I do on the Charles which requires some deft maneuvering in some small channels t...
by Beanboy
Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seabrook Harbor "bowl"
Replies: 2
Views: 4327

Seabrook Harbor "bowl"

Anybody been to this area for surf practice? Been searching for spots to practice in soup/waves in as controlled conditions as playing in the waves allows, and came across this spot from NE Paddlers meetup page: m Descriptions sounds good: "The Seabrook Harbor "bowl" offers a very saf...
by Beanboy
Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Sunday June 27 Wave/Soup Skill Session?
Replies: 2
Views: 4705

Re: Sunday June 27 Wave/Soup Skill Session?

I ended up down near by place working on forward stroke on flatwater, a boo...

Will keep an eye out here and over on the NSPN board... They sometimes go to the bowl up in NH for practice? Guess it is up near Hampton beach.
by Beanboy
Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 9
Views: 11180

Re: whitewater

Norm, it was great! Should have shouted out Beanboy! Couldn't find my charger for the waterproof camera, wanted to grab the run with video. But it was fun, was following somebody most of the way, but after being down the run once, definitely could see hammering the race next year, and giving whitewa...
by Beanboy
Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Sunday June 27 Wave/Soup Skill Session?
Replies: 2
Views: 4705

Sunday June 27 Wave/Soup Skill Session?

Weather is looking good, haven't checked tides/sea conditions/locations yet. Thinking about looking for some waves/soup to work on my balance in the surfski as well as practice remounting/helping with rescues in rough yet kinda controlled situations. Couple of hours of getting wet on what looks like...
by Beanboy
Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 9
Views: 11180

Re: whitewater

So, anybody doing the Charlemont race tomorrow? Gonna feel very strange heading to a NECKRA race without the surfski on the roof! Anybody paddle the first 5-6 miles after Zoar Gap on the Deerfield? The only thing I saw online was that you should run down the middle of the river at the 8A bridge.
by Beanboy
Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Sunday, June 13 Skill Session - Revised
Replies: 12
Views: 13985

Re: Sunday, June 13 Skill Session - Revised

Beanboy's lateness strikes again...grrr.

Definitely need to practice in the soup. Easy surf sounds just about perfect for my current skill level. And looking at aerial photos, there appears to be a nice long run of soup.
by Beanboy
Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Weekend skill session - POSTPONED to Sunday, June 13
Replies: 44
Views: 34789

Re: Weekend skill session - Sunday, June 6

I've been watching the thread, bummed I couldn't make it tomorrow. Been itching to practice with the ski in launching. Definitely would be interested in 6/13.
by Beanboy
Mon May 17, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Cohasset Skills Trip - CANCELED
Replies: 10
Views: 9750

Re: Cohasset Skills Trip - CANCELED

Definitely will be watching for more wave visits...
by Beanboy
Sat May 08, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 9
Views: 11180

Re: whitewater

Yeah wanted to do the Blackstone, but already have plans to be on the water on the Charles near me that day.

Will be hitting the Charlemont Downriver Race though, noticed the Class I/II level and the photos from prior races, and definitely looks doable. Thanks!
by Beanboy
Fri May 07, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 9
Views: 11180

Re: whitewater

Will definitely be checking the ol' wave out, thanks for the reminder. Years ago, went with a GF who was big into whitewater kayaking. Going to give a Class I/II race a try. Forward stroke, watch out for the rocks... :shock: :lol:
by Beanboy
Thu May 06, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 9
Views: 11180

Re: whitewater

Cool, thanks Chris.