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by Charles1967
Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gulf coast kayaking
Replies: 6
Views: 966

Re: Gulf coast kayaking

Thanks Matt. I'm planning to do a 'kelp check' before I head down in a few weeks. Might be worth taking a few boats. :kayak:
by Charles1967
Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Gear Review
Topic: zen vs karma?
Replies: 6
Views: 5094

Re: zen vs karma?

I have a new Karma MD and a Zen 65 [2012]. After starting with a play boat, both are simply a riot to paddle. The Zen 65 was a fast, fun boat...but when I tried the Karma MD at the Ford I simply fell in love. I was shocked at the speed, surf ability, control [cutting ability], and forgiveness of tha...
by Charles1967
Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ford [Siloam Springs Kayak Park] Action - Rescue Training!
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: Ford [Siloam Springs Kayak Park] Action - Rescue Trainin

Good question. I sent your question to the city and invited them to response. 50/50 chance. Went out to the park again around 5pm, and noticed training was over...and the opposite of safety had begun in full force. They're HEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRE!!! :thumbdown: Two more carloads of non-PFD swimmers a...
by Charles1967
Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ford [Siloam Springs Kayak Park] Action - Rescue Training!
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Ford [Siloam Springs Kayak Park] Action - Rescue Training!

Just really continues to be a wonderful thing to see how the Ford [Siloam Springs Kayak Park] is being used.

This was today:
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by Charles1967
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gulf coast kayaking
Replies: 6
Views: 966

Re: Gulf coast kayaking

I know what you mean, when I was a youngster it was MUCH less trashy. Galveston has changed since the last bad hurricane somewhat. Yes, Surfside and 'most' areas along all the Texas coastline have 'undertow'. It gets 'real' bad depending on which sandbar you go out to. Step off the "3rd sandbar" [we...
by Charles1967
Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gulf coast kayaking
Replies: 6
Views: 966

Re: Gulf coast kayaking

My only recommendation would be to contact Gulf Coast areas within your driving range "first" to check 'beach conditions' over everything else. Find a forum [surfers, boaters, etc.] online in THAT area. I'm from south of Houston, near Surfside Beach and found out the hard way. Ignored my own beaches...
by Charles1967
Thu May 07, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boatball, Wed, 5:30 pm, Chamber Springs access on Illinois
Replies: 11
Views: 1141

Re: Boatball, Wed, 5:30 pm, Chamber Springs access on Illino

Just want to say...and I promise this isn't because I'm only 5 miles away, since Chamber isn't much further...I'd love to see us play a game above the falls at the Ford. Just one. With all the locals hanging out there in the afternoon, they'd get a real kick out of it. Might even convert a few fishe...
by Charles1967
Thu May 07, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Siloam Springs Kayak Park Fishing Ordinance
Replies: 11
Views: 1691

Re: Siloam Springs Kayak Park Fishing Ordinance

Apparently this was talked about at the last ACC meeting I missed. I've heard they are wanted "photos of fishermen being bad" to react. Which to me is just ludicrous. Crazy. ...and other words. Siloam Springs has limited 'public' access to the Illinois river. Meaning none. The new/rare access - the ...
by Charles1967
Thu May 07, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Siloam Springs Kayak Park Fishing Ordinance
Replies: 11
Views: 1691

Siloam Springs Kayak Park Fishing Ordinance

This was not the response I was hoping for. After being 'cast around' last month by fishermen, then seeing a snagged line get cut across the top wave a few weeks ago, I wrote a couple of Emails just assuming signs hadn't been put up yet. Finding out there is no preventative ordinance did surprise me...
by Charles1967
Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boatball, Wed, 5:30 PM, West Fork Riverside Park
Replies: 10
Views: 1046

Re: Boatball, Wed, 5:30 PM, West Fork Riverside Park

Out. Got a friend in need. :( Maybe next time...
by Charles1967
Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: Paddling Trips
Topic: Happy Hour on Frog Bayou 3-11-15
Replies: 15
Views: 1197

Re: Happy Hour on Frog Bayou 3-11-15

Thanks to Nathan & Kru for making this happen. Nothing like 'happy hour' on the Frog.

...and that crazy eagle. Priceless. ;)

Thanks for the pics, Mike & Kru.

[FYI: 2.2 [A-B] 4.3 [B-C], so you were right on at 6.5 miles] :) Perfect after work run. :kayak:
by Charles1967
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Paddling Trips
Topic: Happy Hour on Frog Bayou 3-11-15
Replies: 15
Views: 1197

Re: Happy Hour on Frog Bayou 3-11-15

Thanks for coords Kru. I'll be there. 479-549-seven096
by Charles1967
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: Paddling Trips
Topic: Happy Hour on Frog Bayou 3-11-15
Replies: 15
Views: 1197

Re: Happy Hour on Frog Bayou 3-11-15

Where is the meet up? I might be able to swing it. CC

Still meet at the Rudy store/station there on the interstate for the upper??