Stan Snapp's Coaster on left, Al Gunther's Cape Falcon F-1 on the right were both first time launched at Bowman Bay on March 7th. The Coaster is a strip built version of Mariner Kayak's popular surf kayak, the Coaster. The lines Stan used were from a Sea Kayaker magazine review and first used by Ralph Merriman for one of his many kayaks. The F-1 lines and details were also from on-line with permission from Cape Falcon Kayaks. Interestingly the F-1 originated as a skin-on-frame version of an original Coaster.
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March 13-15 — South Sound Mini-Cruise Hartstine island.
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A circumnavigation of Harstine Island is the "main event" planned. Exact details "will depend upon both weather conditions that weekend, and the numbers/types of boats attending.
Jarrell Cove State Park 43-acre marine camping park with 3,500-feet of saltwater shoreline on the northwest end of Harstine Island in south Puget Sound. The forested island park is accessible by road and bridge and is off the beaten path. Most visitors arrive by boat. The park has campsites near the docks, as well as on rolling, grassy areas. more details