Monday, November 26, 2007

Current boat prices

Someone asked about the current boat prices so I thought I would post them.

Model----Paddler Weight--Price
Ace---------4.7 100-160lbs---$700.00
4 fun-------160-200lbs-------$675.00
2 fun-------100-150lbs--------$675.00
Ducky------? -------------------$700.00
Reflex------? -------------------$50.00

These are the approved prices for the 2007 season. The exec may change prices for the 2008 season, but that is usually up to them. Maybe you can find something here that will make a good Christmas present?

gear for sale

I was doing some late winter cleaning, much like spring cleaning just out of season. Thought I would post some gear that I have for sale to see if there are any interested parties out there.

I have a used shortie (L) for sale 20 bucks. It's in great shape, probably used on a dozen times. I bought another one so this is extra. Great for warm days or when the Lower Saint Marys is flowing. It has neoprene on the neck and arms that are comfortable and a rubber seal on the waist.

This is a 1mm rash guard type shirt. Brand new never used! 20 bucks as well. It's a medium, I had this silly idea that because it's neoprene I could squeeze into it. Wrong....

I bought it for under my shortie and pool sessions because it gets cold in that pool! Good for people who get cold easy or for layering under a shortie top.

This is a skull cap (small) that fits well under a helmet. I bought an extra one for a friend who didn't need it so now I've got it. It's new as you can see and works great.

Climbing shoes! On a kayaking site! If your like me, your probably multi-faceted so this should come as no surprise. Bought these for the wife and they turned out to be a bit small. Brand new size 7, Euro 38. They're some 5.10 prima lace ups that are sweet shoes. If they had larger sizes I would have ordered another pair. If they fit you then congrats! Sweet deal at 45 bucks!

New medium harness. Brand new, still has tags on it and such. Bought it for my brother for a birthday gift, but he bought himself a new on a week earlier.

It's a Rock Empire Equator which sells for 44 at MEC. It's yours for 20 bucks, or buy it with the shoes and I'll sell the package for 60.

This is a mesh gear bag that fit's a kayak cockpit. It has a zipper on the top for access when attached to the boat. This thing is sweet! I loved it! Why selling? I got a new boat a Juice 7.1 and it doesn't fit. So with the choice of selling the boat or the bag... I guess I'm keeping the boat. It it fit's your boat then it's awesome. Put your wet gear in it, strap it to the roof with your boat and drive home. Pop it out at home and it carries all your gear to wherever it needs to be.

Keeping with the trend 20 bucks!

Lastly I have a pair of new columbia water shoes (size 10). They were too beefy to wear in my kayak so I'm getting rid of them. Probably better suited for canoeing or such.

I'm getting rid of these suckers for 15 dollars if there are any takers out there.

Well that's it. Maybe you see something here that tickles your fancy or you see a gift there for Christmas. Either way give me a shout if your interested.

mark_iwaasa (at) yahoo (dot) com

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Beginner Kayaking Courses Available at the University


There is Kayaking courses available at the University through the winter months. It is a 6 week course with one lesson a week and the lessons are about an hour and a half. Each week you have a 30 minute in class discussion about river basics and need-to-knows. then the class moves to the pool to learn kayak balancing, bracing, hip snaps, and the eskimo roll. It is a great course to go through if you are interested in hitting the rivers in the new season. BUT please inform any of your friends about this course. Price and details can be found through the University by calling for info or calling to register for the class @ 329-2706. Below is a flyer about the dates and times offered.