Monday, June 16, 2014

Out With The Old and In With The New (Kayaks that is)

 I've finally come to the conclusion (as much as I've fought it over the years) that the ole body ain't what it used to be. Between my back, neck and now right arm along with Sheryl's back, tossing the kayaks up and down off the roof of the Jeep is not as easy as it once was. So, it is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our old faithful Mainstreams. They have served us well over the years, but at 50 lbs. and 11.5 feet they have become a little much to handle out of the water.

We now welcome into the family our new Pelican Maverick kayaks, they are 1.5 feet shorter and 15 lbs. lighter.  The difference in moving them around is amazing, so much lighter and manageable. We have not had a chance to get them in the water yet, but are really looking forward to it.
The Mainstreams are up for sale and we should be able to get as much as we paid for the new ones out of them, so pretty much break even, can't ask for much better than that.
We are still here in OKC for a couple of check up appointment, Sheryl's first appointment went well, she just has one more, to go over the results. We are thinking about heading west to the Southern Colorado/Northern New Mexico area to ride out the summer heat at the higher elevations. We still have a couple of weeks to decide and nail down a loose plan before we take off.
The new kayaks are the big news of the week and of course Sheryl has been getting in all the grandbaby time she can with Ellie before we take off. So until next time, we'll see you fine folks back here again..................................

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