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This actually took place on March 9th, but I just didn’t get around to posting it until tonight. The weather forcast looked good that week, so I made plans to have a guy do the shuttle dance with me to enable me and the family to head down for a canoe trip. The shuttle was […]

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago now, I built some outriggers for my canoe to add some family friendly stability. It wasn’t until today though that I was able to test them out.  I really had three questions: Would they work at all, or would the things break apart? Would they be too […]

It has been a week since I’ve finished the canoe outriggers, but it has also been freezing cold. The temperatures have been in the teens  with snow. Since it was too cold to use the canoe, I decided to use the motorcycle instead!

After the first trip, I decided to accessorize the canoe a bit. The first addition was some bow and stern cleats. The canoe came with an anchor which I really haven’t used yet but now I can tie off easily.  Adding the cleats was actually really fast since there was a metal plate slid into […]

It has been a long time since I’ve done something “exciting and adventurous”. Too long. I drive over a river every day and pictured myself canoeing down it many miles. About 2 weeks ago I decided to get a canoe and fulfill this desire. I texted a couple of the guys from my unit with […]