June 2017 archive

Jun 28

Invasive, pest species now infesting Lake Travis

I heard this sad news on our local NPR affiliate, KUT 90.5 FM, yesterday. Texas paddlers should be aware that an invasive pest species, the Zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) has become established in Lake Travis (now classified as ‘infested’). (photo credit Amy Benson, USGS, 1992-03-14) Our sister club, Hoewa’a Dallas OCC, should be aware that …

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Jun 17

2017 Austin OCC Sprints – 08 July

2017-06-30 update : Click to view the Austin OCC members “Who is bringing what?” list. 2017-06-30 update : Click to download the event waiver and release of liability. Austin OCC will host our OC-6 sprint event on Saturday 08 July 2017. The venue will, again, be LCRA’s Lake Bastrop – North Shore Park : 603 …

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Jun 14

Building our own ‘iakos (spars) for the outrigger canoes

Someone once showed me a bumper-sticker that read, “A boat is a hole in the water into which you throw money.” Work on the outrigger canoes never stops around here. There is always another bubble in the gel-coat protecting the gunwales, another scratch in the gel-coat protecting the hull, etc. The Texas sun plays Hell …

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