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Into the Mystic

Into the Mystic

We were born before the wind   Also younger than the sun Ere the bonnie boat was won  As we sail into the mystic   If ever there were a song written about a trip on the Grand Canyon, Van Morrison’s Into the Mystic represents that for me.   It’s...

Say WHAT?

If you have boated for any length of time, chances are that you have had, or currently are having some sort of ear issues.  This can range from water not draining, ear infections, vertigo, and other unpleasant conditions.   Ear plugs should be a part of any...

First Impressions on the 2015 FUN!

First Impressions “you will never get a second chance to make a first impression” will rogers I know you should never put too much credence in first impressions, especially of a boat but from experience I can pretty much tell within a few minutes whether a boat and I...

Back to the Future with the 2015 FUN

It’s 2014, right? Pretty incredible to be able to take the 2015 FUN for a two week trip down the Grand in 2014. Also along for the ride were several Zens, a couple Karmas, a SuperFun, a Funrunner, and a Supercharger which saw a lot of use and was a big hit. Thank you...

Culling the Herd- A “FUN” Review

Its spring and I stand before the boat rack determined to cull the herd. I survey the boats, some new, most old to older, and start to make a plan. I figure I can put boats into piles, categories, ones that are must keeps descending down to the give aways. The hardest...

Poppies on the South Fork

Poppies on the South Fork American River Every spring the poppy bloom on the South Fork is eagerly anticipated. The poppies were out in full force this weekend on the South Fork American River in Coloma Calif. Temperatures are hitting the 70’s and we are starting to...