Being the Continuing Adventures of a Woman and her Trusty Kayak in New York Harbor, the Hudson River, and Beyond.
(with occasional political rants just to keep things lively!)
Wow that double ender in the third photo is lovely - Sebago looks like my kind of club - love the gates too
Hi! Workdays at Chelsea are going strong. Moonstruck is afloat today. First sail. Nice , SE at 5 kts. Know any body who would like a Biltrite (Royal Coach) baby carige fron late 60 ies? Or , how about a windsurfer? Long board . A floater...Dennis G
The gate is awesome, and the boats. The "Seagull" with the Honda outboard is funny to me as my dad had a "Seagull" outboard on the dinghy of his trimaran.
Looks like fun,I need some of that kind of activity right around now.Unfortunately we just had our first tragedy of the season up here on the lake...spent two days searching for a missing fisherman that was experienced.It ended badly,please everyone reading this a floatation device is no good if its not on your body.Be safe out there and remember to wear a life jacket.
Bursledon Blogger - that's a peapod named Mouse who is the most recent arrival at the club. He's the handiwork of Sebago sailing co-chair Jim Luton, who is a professional cabinetmaker by trade and a real craftsman. Jim has been working on Mouse for a few years now, the boat has been in his shop and he did what he could when he had some time free for the project. Just got delivered to the club on the day of the work day, and he was launched for the first row yesterday (Jim is still working on the sailing rig). Jim and Holly's other boat, Cricket, is also beautiful, but this one is really something else. I have a couple of pictures of the inaugural row on the Opening Day gallery. Jim has chronicled the building of Mouse over on Small Craft Warning.And btw, yes, Mouse is a he! Jim says so and I think he'd know. Congrats Dennis G! Gorgeous day for a sail. I don't think I know anybody who needs a baby carriage (although I can picture Williamsburgh hipsters clawing each other to pieces to get a 60's baby coach). If you have details about the windsurfer I could ask around, though. Pandabonium, we love our gat but the poor thing has been a trouble magnet! There was one crash involving a car chase and guns (we are in Brooklyn, after all) - we'd just gotten it repaired when there was a 2nd crash (this time just somebody going out of control). Third time, the designers added some bollards. "Seagull" is our safety boat and is a loan from the Parks Department. Not very big, most of our kayaks are longer, but she's a Boston Whaler and she gets the job done!Harry - ugh, sorry. My last post was about lifejackets, this is such a tricky time of year, I always post something when the spring starts warming up and the water's still cold. Aren't you in NY State? Boating regs still require that anyone going out in a recreational craft of 21 feet or less be WEARING a life jacket, that runs from November 1st to May 1st. Some of our local paddlers grumbled about nanny state tactics when that rule was passed a couple of years ago, but most of us just think it's an incredibly sensible rule. Still, you always end up hearing sad stories about people who didn't. Sorry you had one of those on your lake, terrible way to start the season.
Bonnie I live in P.A State,and yes we have a lot of regs.Also our lake is huge,branches off to other lakes.Alot of our municipalities are volunteers,we do our best to enforce the rules.The big lake has a little bit more rules than what is written,but are hard to enforce.
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