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Current Club Coordinator: Tracy Lannie
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Disclaimer: This site provides general information & links on topics of paddling. Paddlesports can pose serious risks of damage to personal property & serious bodily injury including permanent disability & death. Anyone participanting in any MBCKC event or participating in any event mentioned on this website does so at their own risk and agrees to hold MBCKC harmless from any liability as a result of such participation or use of information contained herein.

Sunday, December 09, 2001

Some of you have advised that this new webpage format is so big it doesn't fit on your monitor. There are a few possible explanations and fixes for this:

Explanation 1: You have a very small monitor. Fix: Use the bottom scroll bar to position the text where you want it. This webpage is in column format now, so you should be able to see all of one column, even if you can't see both columns at once.

Explanation 2: The font size in your web browser is set to "large" or "largest." Fix: In Internet Explorer, go to "View > Text Size" and tinker with the settings until you get something that you like. In Netscape, you're on your own. :-)

(3) Explanation 3: The font size for your operating system (e.g., Windows) is set to "large." Fix: Trying to change my Windows font size has caused me problems in the past. If you're feeling brave and you are using Windows, you can tinker with this by right-clicking on your desktop and going to "Properties > Settings > Advanced." Warning: You will have to re-boot, and bad things can happen when you re-boot after changing these settings.

Similar "fixes" may help if you are having problems printing this webpage all on one page.

FYI, the old webpage format was in an 8-point fixed font, and I (Julie), personally found it hard to read. So I redesigned this webpage to have a variable font, so each reader can tinker with the text size on their own system to suit themselves. If you don't like this new format, tell me, and I'll go back to the former, fixed, fine print. You can e-mail me, Julie, at



General Information:

1. We e-mail our monthly newsletter to anyone who requests it from Gene at Gene also snail-mails our newsletter to those members who request it. Contact Gene if you would like to receive a newsletter in either format.

2. We are a group of people who enjoy paddling and also enjoy sharing our experiences with others. We are not a formal organization. There are no dues, no application forms, no membership lists (other than Gene's e-mail list). All you have to do to "join" our "club" is send Gene your e-mail address, show up at a paddle, come to a meeting, or just decide you're a member.

3. Our intention is for safety to always be the first priority. It is up to each individual to decide for him/herself whether or not the paddling conditions for each event are within their enjoyment and skill range. Everyone must be responsible for their decision as to whether or not to participate in each event. The coordinator of the paddle should be able to assist with information on the expected paddle conditions. However, always remember that the weather and other conditions can, and quite often do, change both quickly and dramatically.

4. It is always a good idea to contact the trip coordinator for any paddling trip to let them know if you plan to attend. They can contact you with important information, such as trip cancellation, etc. Also, thanks to the paddlers who choose to carry a trash bag to collect rubbish along the way. They make it nicer for everyone.

Contact list:

If you want to get on our e-mail list, please e-mail Gene at

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about this website, or want to post something on this website, please e-mail Julie at

Click here to go to the West Florida Canoe Club webpage.
Click here to go to the Paddlemobile "bulletin board" for MBCAKC members, where we post messages and photographs about club paddles, "slacker" paddles, just-plain-paddles, and whatever else we feel like posting about.

Reminder: Permit for Boiling Creek

The old recreational permits for Eglin Air Force Base, to paddle Boiling Creek, have expired. The permits are good from 15 September to 30 September. They cost $5.00. You get a map along with the permit that is worth more than the fee.

Request the Recreational Permit, which is the one for paddling. You can get the permit from one of the gates or by mail. Permits may be obtained from the Jackson Guard Office (Natural Resources Branch), located at Highway 85 North, Niceville FL 32578 (850) 882-4164. The mailing address is:

Eglin Natural Resources Branch
107 Highway 85 North
Niceville, FL 32578

For each permit requested, send a photocopy of either a driver's license or identification card which contains full name, current address (including zip code), current phone number, and date of birth. Specify the type of permit (recreational) desired. Be prepared to wait three weeks for delivery (though recent turn-arounds have been only a few days). Payments can be by personal check, money order, or cashiers check made payable to DFAS-LI Eglin AFB. Cash is not accepted.