The Rob Roy 15 particularly caught our eye. What a sweet ride ! But are Georgians ready for $3100 canoes ? Well, we'll see.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
We will be adding the Fluid Element to our surf boat livery and keeping it in stock for our on-line store.
Real wave surfing is possible in this WW/surf kayak crossover boat. It also has great wave playing characteristics and should appeal to a broad range of paddling and surfing styles, but namely the white water crowd at the beach. Surf the ocean, shred the the river, rip it up at the WW park.
And at only $900 makes for a great #3 or #4 boat.
"The Element is shorter than a traditional surf kayak, which gives up a little bit of speed , but the shorter length makes the Element very maneuverable. Super quick directional changes is the name of the game."
If you want to throw down some moves this is the boat. It's also the boat to give yourself a good spanking in. Great for 20mph windswell days on Tybee.
We are impressed with the quality and value for money of Fluid Kayaks and will be adding more boats to our inventory over time.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Occupation: Owner of The McIntosh Company, an oyster retailer named for its location on the western edge of the McIntosh community in Liberty County.
Why do you specifically want to sell Georgia oysters ?
"I’ve sold Texas, Louisiana and a few Alabama oysters and there’s no question about it – Georgia and South Carolina oysters are the best. Florida are second-best.
What makes Georgia oysters so good ?
"I guess it’s the marshes. That’s what I’ve always thought. We have much higher tides and marsh grass. The (oysters) here are hand-picked when the tides go out. In Texas and Louisiana, they’re dredged, and in Florida, they’re taken with tongs."
"Slow getting the word out. We’ve gotta get a sign out. But we’ve sold some. This time next year, I anticipate being able to sell gallons or pints. Maybe this season, but not likely.
How much do your oysters cost ?
$25 for a half bushel and $45 for a bushel. A bushel usually contains about 60 pounds. How many people will a bushel feed? "Two bushels will do a nice party of six to eight couples if they’re polite eaters. Some folks I know, two people could eat a bushel, but I won’t call ’em by name."
They say oysters can be dangerous. Why?
"Oysters can carry viruses and diseases if they’re not properly handled after coming out of the water. I recommend never eating a raw oyster. I recommend cooking them. I used to eat them raw, but I quit approximately 10 years ago because of water pollution."
If you get oysters from a reliable source and cook them, there’s very little danger. I don’t think there’s a tastier treat that comes out of the ocean."
What’s your favorite part of the job ?
"Meeting customers and doing the selling. Danny Eller goes into the river for the most part. He’s just starting to teach me what goes on in the water."
What’s your least favorite part of the job?
"Probably figuring out the red tape of getting here over about 20 years of time. The hopes and disappointments have been equally mixed. This is a dream that’s been over 25 years in the making, and I’m as happy and proud of it as I’ve ever been."
Friday, February 20, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
L3 -Position and take off - Bottom turns - Cutbacks- nuts and bolts.
L4 -Posture and trim - Running - Slashing - Off the lip - style and flair.
Must have a roll - bottom rolls and sand rolls welcome.
Boats provided-plastic and some composite. Reservations now.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wake to the smell of fresh coffee. Paddle back through the marsh to the real world.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Gliding silently beneath the waves, they turned vast areas of blue water to gold off the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula .
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Riot Kayaks parent company Voodoo Technologies has closed its doors, leaving about 68 creditors unpaid and debts totalling $1.183 million dollars.
Riot Kayaks founder and president Jeff Rivest had previously moved Riot operations and production overseas, leaving just a skeletal staff at the Montreal office.
The Montreal office has since closed.
Key creditors left unpaid by Voodoo include the National Bank of Canada, $447,833, the Development Bank of Canada, $90,976, and RESO, a Montreal-based capital development fund, at $37,000. Because some of the government funding is secured, other creditors and investors are unlikely to see any money returned, with some in the high five figures. Many were likely surprised that the debt lies with Voodoo Technologies and not Riot Kayaks, which is still continuing to operate from overseas. The Riot web presence (www.teamriotkayaks.com) includes a recent redesign and daily updates, with no reference as of Feb. 8 to the bankruptcy or its change in operational status.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
The Buddha said that two qualities are rare among humans:
Gratitude is more important of the two qualities. Whenever we remember the help given to us by any person and generate gratitude towards him, we naturally feel inclined to give selfless service to live up to that ideal.
The Global Pagoda will be an expression of our gratitude: towards the Buddha, who as the Bodhisatta strived for incalculable aeons to fulfill his paramis to reach Supreme Enlightenment. Having done so, he taught the Dhamma for the good of many, for benefit of many, out of compassion for all beings.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Followed by.... Stand Up Paddle board Whitewater Fly Fishing... for people blessed with multiple appendages.
Thanks for all your suggestions...someone will receive a free gift.
Normal operations will be resumed soon.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Maybe it is the lack of winter surf, lack of paddling and physical exercise.
But I got to tell you , I've just about had as much as I can take with the SUP hype.
Just when we thought the 'paddle industry' had out done itself with pushing kayak fishing down our throats, along come paddle boards...only 50 years behind their original conception !
The funniest video we saw this week was a guy shooting rapids on his stand up board....we can only think it must of been a rep.
So what's next ?... Well, the obvious would be a tandem SUP...Yeah!
Sit down snowboarding (One for the skiing industry)
Squirt boat scuba diving ?
Heli Squirting ?
Something with golf in it....
Tidal race SOT paint ball
A free t shirt to anyone who comes up with the next big 'hype'.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
The film will premier here on the 19th Feb @ 6:30pm.