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Pt. Isabel Launch Work-Party April 19th
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windsrf



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Friday Thoughts:

Occurs to me that additional useful items might include some 5 gal buckets to collect the smaller but still annoyingly sharp rocks rather than toss them around? Might be better than plastic bags?

Also, anyone planning on using sledge or wrecking bar to deal with some of the boulder sharp edges or cement block obstructions might bring a pair of safety goggles just in case.

Finally, since it is officially Earth Day tomorrow, we should have additional "cover" for our activities at the water line.

See you tomorrow/Saturday at 9AM.

Cheers, David
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By all accounts, a successful day.

We had a total of 15 participants (including with planning process), 17 counting Vela and Isaac.

Given that a picture is worth a thousand word, I’ll save myself some time.

Here are several “before” photos to help document what was being improved for posterity:

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Old stairs - almost impossible to reach that first step after exhausting session…….

<Pt. Isabel Stairs - Before.jpg>



Downwind launch, not bad until the gravel ended - then slippery/sharp rocks plus some fin-breakers….

<Pt. Isabel Downwind Launch - Before.jpg>



Proposed site of New Upwind Launch - amazing what even an extra 10 yards of upwind distance can add, but those slippery/large rocks were killers…..


<Pt. Isabel "Before" - New Upwind Launch.jpg>



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Now several “after” photos showing what some enthusiasts with the right tools can accomplish in less that 2 hours:

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Working on stairway - note requisite supervisory crew, Kevin needed lots of advice….. Smile


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The back-breaking work to clear the lower portion of Downwind/Old launch. Including two participants, Amy and Leander (step-daughter and grandson, respectively), who I keep trying to get back on the water (in Amy’s case) or hooked (Leander, her son). There’s some hope, as Amy used to instruct WS at Cal Adventures back in the late 90’s.

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Downwind launch, no longer quite the hassle even below water line:

<Pt. Isabel Downwind Launch - After.jpg>

The new Upwind launch pathway/ramp plus water access path with most significant rocks removed (Jim was great help):


<Pt. Isabel New Upwing Launch Access.jpg>

Another shot of the new Upwind launch access way:

<Pt. Isabel New UPwind Launch - After.jpg>

Most of our valiant crew!


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In conclusion, thanks everyone for showing up, working safely and diligently, and getting so much done. All while having a good time and avoiding any hassles from other park users or Rangers. Whenever anyone asked “what’s going on”, the answer was “It’s Earth Day and we are just cleaning up the shoreline, making it safer for kids, dogs, and the public” - worked like a charm….. Smile

Next step is to explore getting some additional gravel delivered and spread. This may be accomplished by the Park staff, but have to explore how to go about it.

Thanks again everyone.

See you on the water soon I trust.

Cheers, David


P.S. Still finding posting photo attachments a challenge - more to come....



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks David for putting this together. My fins and my feet thank you!
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mac



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome!
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windsrf



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few more photos, including the most important ones - of the whole crew!

Well, almost, as Amy and Leander had to bail prematurely.

Great work everyone - and we were suitably rewarded that PM with near-epic winds at His Lords.

Cheers, David



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hard to keep this "visible" for long......
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Georges



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys ROCK looks fantastic!!!
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