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  Any one heading to Florida
  Posted by: Jackl on Jan-18-13 5:54 AM (EST)
   Category: Destinations 

-- Last Updated: Jan-22-13 6:19 AM EST --

I noticed on the discussion forum that someone was selling a paddling guide that they just finished for $39.
If anyone is heading to Florida, you might want to check out our freebie google on line guide.
It has been many years in the making, and rather then try to profit from it, we just want to share it with fellow paddlers.
It not only has the Keys and Everglades, but most of the Spring runs
It is:


 Great Products from the Buyers' Guide:

Dry Bags

Kayak/Canoe Ergometer



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  Got it
  Posted by: kayamedic on Jan-18-13 7:32 AM (EST)
and headed down. Maybe you always don't get what you paid for. Jack's guide is extensive and detailed and will save us time searching for launches and routes.
  Looks good
  Posted by: shiraz627 on Jan-18-13 7:43 AM (EST)
Very nice job!
  Thanks Jack !!
  Posted by: randy_morgart on Jan-18-13 9:44 AM (EST)
I'll add it to my library along with your Alaska trip report, I know it was a big help.

We all appredciate you sharing your knowledge.

  Terrific! Thanks.
  Posted by: gingernc on Jan-18-13 9:54 AM (EST)
  Nice Work Jack!
  Posted by: FrankNC on Jan-18-13 10:15 AM (EST)
Thanks for sharing!
  yak trips
  Posted by: krash on Jan-18-13 10:40 AM (EST)
Very nice guide.... thanks for posting
  Posted by: dc9mm on Jan-18-13 11:48 PM (EST)
N25-17-051 W80-19-814

Wish I could understand your coordinates? I always use degrees much simpler and same accuracy. I tried pasting that into google earth from above for your Steamboat Creek Launch and google says it cant understand request. Neither can I.Example corner of NW 15th St. and NW19th Ave. in Miami Fl is Lat 25.788634 Lon -80.227206 . I cant make heads or tails from your degrees minutes seconds way you posted coordinates.

I know its my fault but have no idea how to convert to easyer way of just degrees. How can I make google earth understand the way you wrote coordinates would be very helpful. It looks like you made quite a nice guide. Thanks.

  Posted by: rusty125 on Jan-19-13 12:07 AM (EST)
I believe he is using degrees & minutes, but he put in a dash instead of a decimal.

If you key it into Google Maps in this format, it appears to work-

N 25 17.051 W 80 19.814

  Posted by: Jackl on Jan-19-13 5:53 AM (EST)
It is simply: degree-minutes-seconds.
It is a hold over from an old tutorial, (Maybe my old surveying days)
My wife is forever on my case to change them, but I am not about to now

Jack L
  Posted by: dc9mm on Jan-19-13 11:22 AM (EST)
Ok now I got it. Thanks for the help on how to convert it. I new it was degree minute seconds just not sure how to get either google earth or mt garmin to understand what was there.
I now have that website saved for any trips to florida, looks like a great resource. Thanks again.
  It just so happens...
  Posted by: spiritboat on Jan-19-13 11:46 AM (EST)
That I will be headed down to Key West to stay with friends on their moored sailboat this winter. But there will be days when I'll need to strike off on my own with kayak. And since I've visited the Keys only once before, and my knowledge therein rather limited, your guide is most appreciated. (It is also very refreshing that there is no charge, as in, "If it's free, it's me!")

Bravo and many thanks, Jack...I would readily nominate you to the Paddler-Emeritus Hall of Fame.
(If such a thing existed.)
  If you see any of those trips
  Posted by: Jackl on Jan-19-13 4:48 PM (EST)
near Key West or any others that interest you, let me know and "The bride" will e-mail you a mini chart that goes with them.
She has one for almost every trip with not only the coordinates and bearings but also the tracks. She just hasn't had the time to get them on the site, but eventually they'll all be there

If we have access to the internet ????

Jack L
  Posted by: ScupperFrank on Jan-22-13 3:59 PM (EST)
The guy's still alive & kickin'!! (Boy is he ever!)

MOST emeriti are dead'n'gone. But we'll make an exception for Jack (and Nanci, too, of course!) for the P-Net HOF.

Besides being literally 'been there done that' types, and winning competitors, they're also great gunkholers & lollygaggers, too -and freely -figuratively AND literally -share their wealth of paddling and outdoor experience with one & all.

They really DO lead the way when it comes time to


-Frank in Miami
  Posted by: spiritboat on Jan-29-13 10:25 AM (EST)
Well yes, maybe not what I originally meant to say--(Never been much on that thar Academia lingo.) But I do believe the title has also been bestowed on so-called "living legends." Albeit, even if they are, inactive. (But clearly, this designation does NOT apply to the very active Jack and his bride. So let me make any mea culpas(more latin crap)apologies, etc., and simply change my nomination to "National Treasure of"

(And if it took me awhile to get back here, it is because I live high atop a mountain, where the satelite internet doesn't always align and penetrate my bombproof great northern fortress of solitude.

Ah, edumakation--A mind is a terrible thing.
  What a dude you are!
  Posted by: kayakboy on Jan-19-13 12:11 PM (EST)
Very nice and very thoughtful.
  Very nice...
  Posted by: tjalmy on Jan-19-13 8:05 PM (EST)
Thanks so much for sharing this! It's an amazing work.
I've got so much paddling to do to catch up with you two!
  Thanks, Doug for the heads up on....
  Posted by: Jackl on Jan-22-13 6:21 AM (EST)

Jack L
  Great site and info
  Posted by: ricknriver on Jan-22-13 12:03 PM (EST)
Headed to central FL in March. Many thanks, Rick
  Posted by: NeilK on Jan-23-13 8:08 PM (EST)
Thank you, it brilliant
  well done jack
  Posted by: davemcadoo on Jan-25-13 2:47 PM (EST)
My lovely wife and I will be in ocala with family feb20 for 3 weeks. Thank you for the excellent guide!
  I had your website biz card laminated
  Posted by: RedCrossRandy on Jan-28-13 12:02 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Jan-28-13 12:03 PM EST --

so I could keep it in my PFD pocket so I always knew where to find it. Planning to use it Feb. 18th at Three Sisters Springs.

Thanks for the great resource!!!

  Expect a crowd, of people and....
  Posted by: Jackl on Jan-28-13 1:31 PM (EST)

Jack L


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