Essex Chain Lakes and the Chain Drain

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I had posted an abbreviated report some time back, but recent discussions reminded of an article I had submitted to the Adirondack Almanac, a much better description.
Here's the link, should anyone be interested.



Here's a current link to photos:


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Thank you. I was interested. Sounds like an interesting paddle, if one is already in the ADKs.

The links to your photos are not working, even the second batch. You may want to post some of the photos here.

Thanks again.
 
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Yup, that’s my Red Kite, bought the plans from Green Valley…a J Winters design, very versatile hull. It ended up too heavy for longer trips so I made the Carbon Copy.
I keep offering for some folks to borrow it to see if they like a solo boat, but have had very few takers!
That Red Kite is 39 lbs, the Carbon Copy is 29 lbs, but should have been lighter yet, I blame the carbon gunnels and my own lack of foresight.
 
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