Monday, May 21, 2007

Monday Night Paddle Club

meet at the store at 5pm closing time and figure out where to go

this time it was Swift's Bridge

easy eddy access

good for beginners and advance boaters alike

helpful advice from friendly locals

total surfing fun

Thursday, May 17, 2007

fast, inexpensive kayak outfitting

a $40 piece of minicel can outfit 2 kayaks

First, get a pretty new boat. (the one you really want)

Next, get a piece of 3" wide minicell that measures 12" x 48"

Remove the pillars, and remember to take out any set screws or other hardware that is holding them in first.

Insert the block of new foam so that it tucks under the stern deck a few inches, and mark off where the back of the seat is.

also mark off where your stern pillar will insert into your new foam block performance race seat backband

make some crossing marks (you'll see what these are for later)

cut out a slot so that the foam block can fit around the stern pillar

insert the block and follow the contour of the seat to draw a line for cutting.

cut the foam along that curved line so it will fit the shape of your back much better and be comfortable.

trim away any harsh edges so you can have a rounded surface area to help support you and be able to lean back when you need to do so

here's where those other lines come in handy. If you've cut too much of a slot for the backband, then you can easily cut several wedges from the scrap that will allow you to adjust the tightness of the backband.

Sweet! Home-made performance race seat.

Now how about those foot blocks?

It's easy. Just place the block under the bow of the boat and trace the template.

shave off a bit in the front so it will nest all the way down in the bow. Also be sure to cut a nice rounded shape for your feet to rest on.

Hand the rest of the foam to your friend so that he can outfit his brand new boat too!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Whitewater Kayak inventory

May 16, 2007
a quick glance at what we have downstairs for whitewater kayaks (we have more upstairs, be sure to take a look)

DragoRossi Squashtail $844 with performance backband
Jackson Rocker $999
DragoRossi Gangster $899 with performance backband, bulkhead, drainplug
Jackson Star $999
DragoRossi Mafia $899 with performance backband, bulkhead, drainplug
DragoRossi Stinger $844 with performance backband
WaveSport Project $999
LiquidLogic Ronin $1049
Dagger Agent $925
Jackson 4fun $999
Pyranha Recoil $1099
Pyranha Stretch $999
Pyranha Ammo $1099
DragoRossi PintailXL $844 with performance backband
WaveSport Habitat $1000
DragoRossi Critical Mass $899 with performance backband, bulkhead, drainplug
DragoRossi Fish $844 with performance backband
DragoRossi Thruster $844 with performance backband

Come in and get them before someone else does, and they are gone!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Spring has arrived!

no other way to say it than with these two stickers