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#1 MarkBC

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Posted 14 June 2020 - 09:02 PM

Something new -- to enhance my fun:

(the boat, not the car underneath it)

 

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When I got my first kayak, the inflatable, I already considered that if I like the sport I might get a hardshell kayak, too.  Well, on my trip last fall I learned that I do like it.

 

So this week I got this new boat: Eddyline Sandpiper 130

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I also learned that the plastic strips on the roof of my car aren't just decorative  :rolleyes: ...they conceal spots for anchoring an aftermarket roof rack. So I can carry the new boat, not just the inflatable, in my cheap-to-own car (at least for local day trips).

 

I brought it home this morning.

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It was nice that I was able to buy it from, give my business to, a local, independent kayak & canoe shop.  I wasn't even tempted to buy from a megamart since Eddyline (apparently) controls the price at which dealers sell their boats.


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Posted 14 June 2020 - 09:06 PM

Congratulations!
 

"Is it so nice as all that?" asked the mole, shyly...
 

"Nice? It's the only thing," said the Water Rat Solemnly, as he leaned forward for his stroke. "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."


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Posted 14 June 2020 - 09:11 PM

Congratulations!
 

"Is it so nice as all that?" asked the mole, shyly.....

 

A friend of mine says: "It's always good on the water" -- this is a guy who used to live on his sailboat.


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#4 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 14 June 2020 - 10:23 PM

Nice looking kayak Mark.

How will you carry it on your "new" delivery?

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#5 MarkBC

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Posted 14 June 2020 - 10:26 PM

...How will you carry it on your "new" delivery?

 

I'll have similar racks on the top of my pickup canopy.


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Posted 14 June 2020 - 10:54 PM

It is so clean and shiny and has fun written all over it. Congrats!
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#7 MarkBC

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Posted 14 June 2020 - 11:48 PM

Thanks, guys. I plan to put it on the water for its maiden voyage this week, when it warms up a bit in a couple/few days.


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Posted 15 June 2020 - 02:53 AM

Good choice, enjoy yourself.
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Posted 15 June 2020 - 02:40 PM

Congratulations!
 

"Is it so nice as all that?" asked the mole, shyly...
 

"Nice? It's the only thing," said the Water Rat Solemnly, as he leaned forward for his stroke. "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

 

Ha! I've had this same line going through my head since my new boat is due to arrive today! 


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Posted 15 June 2020 - 03:54 PM

Ha! I've had this same line going through my head since my new boat is due to arrive today! 

What are you getting?


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