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Not sure if any of the New England riders have made it out on the water yet but a buddy and I are going out for our first trip of the year this weekend. We're launching near Point Judith, RI and might make the trip over to Block Island if anyone is interested in joining us. Both ride sparks and might have a 3rd joining us on a Yamaha VX.
 

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Always wanted to take the spark up to New England to ride with some nice views. Do you know any areas that would be good spots? Enjoy the first ride of the season
 

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I have been all over New England, CT river, Long Island, Block Island, New Port area, Buzzards Bay, Martha's Vineyard, Lake Winnipesaukee. I was also in the Coast Guard stationed in Maine years ago and have been all over the Maine and New Hampshire coast. Tons of good riding up here, it just depends on what you're looking for.
 

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I'm not sure how warm the water is these days, but if you have a wet suit on or the sun is out in full force then I'm sure it will be fun. It's exciting to hear that people are getting out on the water though. Full on summer is almost here for us in the North east.
 

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In for seeing pictures of what its like out on the water where you are, even videos would be awesome :D
This! This would be great. I know there are some amazing views out there. I've been to boston several times and I've been to cape cod, it seems like it would be a great place to go out on the water
 

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Hey guys sorry I wasn't on yesterday, glad no one responded looking to join the ride. I guess I ought to leave some contact info next time around. The ride went great! We launched at Galilee boat ramp in Rhode Island and rode out to Block island. It's about 6-7 miles across from the main land to the island. Usually you're never out of sight of land but yesterday there was some pretty thick fog so we riding by GPS for most of the trip across. The weather was nice, sunny with air temps in the upper 70's and the water temps we're 52-53. My buddy and I both wear 2 mil shorty wet suits which is plenty for these weather conditions. I went in the water a few times and was plenty comfrotable all day. Block island is a great place to visit, crystal clear water, nice sandy beaches and they have a bar that you can beach your jet ski at and go eat/drink on the beach. If anyone is interested in joing my buddy and I will likely be going again Sunday May 31st weather permitting.

I have some videos and pictures from yesterdays trip but can't figure out how to load them. As soon as I figure it out they will be up.
 

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Thanks for the tip. When we leave we usually push them back and forth a bunch to get some water flow through the pump to flush out anything that might happen to get washed in there. This time we beached them at low tide and left half way to high tide so I wasn't too worried. They were floating in a few feet of water and I'd guess had been pretty thoroughly flushed out. Luckily I don't think we have ever beached them there with the tide dropping. I guess we'll cross that bridge some day when we get to it.
 

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I'm doing another trip out on the ocean this Sunday, June 14th. As of right now there are 3 of us going and we'll be meeting at the Galilee boat ramp in Narragansett, RI. We're looking to hit the water around 10:00am and will be riding over to Block Island. Very fun trip with a few pretty experienced riders. Respond here if you're interested, all skill levels welcome.
 
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