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A busy, but good, week...

Posted by Joe O' Woodshop and Joe O' Paddles on October 14, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Well, fall is certainly here in northwestern Ontario. Already we've had snow a couple of times, some frost and some ice inside of my kayaks. 


Closed down the in ground pool for the year, bye bye rolling pool, see you next May!  Next rolling practice for me will now be in the VERY cold waters of Lake Superior...water temps in the big lake have been falling steadily these days.


Also built up another set of boat racks today and have a load of the kayaks & canoes loaded onto it already out in the workshop. Next project is to start laminating together another 10 or so Greenland Paddles, most of the wood is now cut and ready to be laminated  and then onto hand shaping. Hoping to get a little inventory built up soon for the Christmas season. Speaking of the Greenland Paddles... I'm about to have a price reduction for the next couple weeks as well. All Greenland sticks will drop by $40.00 per paddle for the next little while!


On expedition news, I'll have my new kayak for the Vancouver Island Expedition shortly. Tahe Marine is helping out with a kevlar Wind 585 for the expedition. Should be just the right kayak for getting back the speed record again.



The new kayak should arrive in December....many thanks to everyone at Tahe!!


Also hoping to head out on Lake Superior later this week for a few days of touring and camping in one of the kayaks, possibly in one of my Tahe Greenlands.


Check back soon for photos and trip reports from the upcoming trip.


Cheers...Joe O'

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2 Comments

Reply Tim
6:05 PM on November 8, 2009 
If ever you end up within a hundred miles of the Soo give me a buzz. There is a severe lack of sea kayakers in this neck of the north. I'll be on superior surfing and rolling until it ices up.
Reply Joe O' Woodshop and Joe O' Paddles
10:17 AM on December 16, 2009 
Tim says...
If ever you end up within a hundred miles of the Soo give me a buzz. There is a severe lack of sea kayakers in this neck of the north. I'll be on superior surfing and rolling until it ices up.


Hey Tim...will do. Same for you if ever up this way, always looking for skilled paddlers to get out with.

Cheers...Joe