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Posted: Oct. 10 2007,09:53

IT'S THE FALL KAYAK DEMO WEEKEND AT OKEEHEELEE

The FALL KAYAK FEST is put on by Adventure Times Kayaks of North Palm Beach each year.  They use Okeeheelee Park in Palm Beach County as the demo site, as it affords lots of lake beachfront for the various manufacturers' reps to line up several areas for their wares to be demoed.  SOTs, SINKs, paddlers, peddlers, and -speaking of peddlers -they even have paddle-boats...!

Not our cup of tea, but it goes over great with lots of kids (and their thankful parents, LOL!)

Among others who'll be there are CD, Heritage, RTM, and Impex.

This is where we got our first single lo these many years ago, Sally's raspberry Scupper Classic.  We followed it up with my Scupper Pro, and the rest, as they say, is histology...

It costs $8 per person, with the proceeds going to the Okeeheelee Nature Center, a neat little zoo-like educational facility on Park grounds, and it's well worth the admission price in our opinion -it's a really good cause.  

They offer free basic intro paddling courses for all, and free rolling  classes for the SINKers among us, all taught by good, patient instructors.

We've made it 7 out of the past 8 years, and it's proven it's worth for us in particular: it's where Sally found and actually liked a SINK, the Hurricane Tracer.  I got her one later that year for Christmas -her Tracer is made of Trylon, Hurricane's thermo-vacuformed hardshell plastic, and is a significantly faster/easier-to-paddle boat than her Scupper.  Hurricane also carries the Phoenix line of SOTs in Trylon, and I like them as well -they're lighter and better-finished than typical Tupperware boats like the Scuppers, and while made of the same basic plastics, look like they're made of glass.

At any rate, there'll be a nice line-up of new, used, and demo specials available for sale, and many more to just get out there & try.

It's a lot of fun, is run by a nice shop, and supports a worthy cause.  

And it's a great way to try out a bunch of boats and compare & contrast them as you


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Posted: Oct. 10 2007,13:30

Frank ... is it this weekend? ...2 days?  Start Time? Directions? My bro is in town and he's interested in making a fool of himself just like me. This would be a good way to introduce him to this uh sport. Gimme more info
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Posted: Oct. 10 2007,15:08

Adventure Times Kayaks of North Palm Beach ....Ste..fishhead..look it up you lazy goat ya.:p
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Posted: Oct. 10 2007,15:52

Look Here

Right you are Tuna, I'm lazy. But a goat?
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Posted: Oct. 10 2007,16:58

AS YOU CAN SEE...

...I neglected to put in the reference URL.  Thanks for bailing me out, Tuna!  

Just in case, here it is again:
http://www.adventuretimes.com/fkf-2006.html

And as you can also see (read?) on the site, you can pay $12 and make it two days worth of "making fools of yourselves" as Fish puts it.

No problem, there!  I made a glorious fool of myself, if I don't say so myself, a few years back when I took the rolling class...  As some of you know, I tried 5 rolls and failed 5-1/2 times...

"...Huh...????", you say?

Sure, pards -I actually rolled up on my 5th try -and I came up so strong and so fast (when I get it right, I don't mess around, LOL!) that I kept right on going -over!  To the other side!

I was laughing so hard at that point I quit while I was kinda neither ahead nor behind, punched out, and swam myself & the boat back to the beach for the final time.

But in all the years we've gone, we've always had a pretty good time, and had more than enough boats to sample (a prime compare & contrast example: the good old standard S-Pro, the then new CD Kestral, and the relatively new Hurricane Phoenix, side-by-side-by-side, sequentially), introduced our friend Maryanne to her first try at paddling, and eventually, her and OK P-13 one year, and usually took a tour of the park and/or Nature Center, topping off a day where we had a good time as we'd


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