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Final impressions of Muscongus Bay, ME camp cruise in AL DEMANY CHIMAN

This is a continuation of the story of my 2011 camp cruise in my skin-on-frame outrigger canoe AL DEMANY CHIMAN (the introductory post and map is here).

There were a few items I thought it would be useful to touch upon in summary.

Muscongus Bay Let me start with the area I picked. Simply [...]

Days 3-5 of Muscongus Bay, ME cruise in AL DEMANY CHIMAN

This is a continuation of the story of my 2011 camp cruise in my skin-on-frame outrigger canoe AL DEMANY CHIMAN (the introductory post and map is here).

Day 3, In which we log some miles On day 3 I awoke – still groggy – at 7:45! I didn’t get on the water until 10:00, [...]

Day 1 & 2 of Muscongus Bay, ME cruise in AL DEMANY CHIMAN

This is a continuation of the story of my 2011 camp cruise in my skin-on-frame outrigger canoe AL DEMANY CHIMAN.

Day 1, In which we get our keel under us The 4th of July dawned overcast and a little foggy. Truth be told, I was pretty nervous about the voyage around Muscongus Bay in [...]

A fantastic first camp cruise – Muscongus Bay, Maine in AL DEMANY CHIMAN, Introduction

Regular readers know all about my skin-on-frame outrigger canoe project, which culminated in the launch of AL DEMANY CHIMAN last October. Her launch represented the completion of two “bucket list” items: designing my own boat and building to that design. It also represented my first true forays into longtime interests in outrigger canoes and the [...]

Second paddle of the season – Father’s Day in outrigger canoe AL DEMANY CHIMAN

I have now gotten out twice this season in my skin-on-frame outrigger canoe, AL DEMANY CHIMAN, a much better pace than with the Peace Canoe, PEACE OF THE PUZZLE. I am really liking the boat, overall. She is light enough for me to car-top myself and easy to assemble at the shore, but, most of [...]

Paddling.net launch sites tool – please fill it out

Heads up: Paddling.net has a new, cool-looking tool that shows launch sites on a Google Map and allows you to add new ones. I will be taking a look and seeing if I can contribute; please yours too. This will be extremely valuable when built out.

Spectacular paddle in AL DEMANY CHIMAN – and highly successful all family outing

One of the questions people have had in looking at the skin-on-frame outrigger canoe AL DEMANY CHIMAN under construction was “will it hold more than just you?” I confidently said “I certainly hope it will take the whole family.” From the design, I was pretty confident she would be fine with us all aboard, and [...]

A great morning of paddling at Piscataway Creek, MD

I was able to get out on the water this AM, which was, needless to say, a very good thing. I set my kayak in Piscataway Creek, MD, a Potomac tributary several miles downriver from DC. I’ve been there a few times and am always impressed with it. I dropped the boat in the [...]

On my list – paddling Baja

In case you haven’t tried it yet, among the benefits of Paddling.net’s newsletter is the weekly dollop if insiration in the form of a paddling photo of the week. Some are predictably generic (another sunset over the bow of a canoe / kayak, anyone?), but some are nice. Here is a recent favorite of mine, [...]