By Tom Schlichter “I can’t tell you how good it feels to get back on the water and paddle,” says David Jones. “It’s taken a lot of experimenting over the years, but we finally have something that works really well.” Jones, president of the Florida Disabled Outdoors Association (FDOA; www.fdoa.org), is a 63-year old hemiplegic who cannot use his left arm. He loves to be on the water and, up until this summer, had greatly missed being able to fully participate in paddling situations. With the help of fellow FDOA member and friend, Thomas Weldon, however, Jones is thrilled to … Continue reading Ingenuity Opens New Doors for Disabled Paddlers
by Tom Schlichter Suzanne Daigle had wanted an inflatable kayak for a long time. She wasn’t quite sure where to start looking, but she did have a pretty good idea of what she needed. “Fortunately,” she said, “a friend steered me over to Sea Eagle and it turned to be a perfect match. What great advice!” Daigle, you see, was planning to sell her house, buy an RV, and drive around the country checking out places she had always wanted to visit while finding new spots to investigate along the way. It didn’t take long for her to do some … Continue reading GOING MOBILE WITH THE SEA EAGLE 385ft FASTTRACK™
By Tom Schlichter “I guess you could say I’m hooked on inflatable watercraft when it comes to fishing and boating,” says Darren Lowe, 50 of Bunker Hill, WV. I have three different Sea Eagle models already and each one has a purpose.” No kidding. Lowe owns a Sea Eagle 375fc FoldCat™ pontoon boat, 380x Explorer Kayak, plus a 14sr Sport Runabout that his wife got him for Father’s Day last year. According to Lowe, different scenarios determine his choice of vessel for the day. “I was raised on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi so it wasn’t until I had a family … Continue reading ANGLER’S RULE #1: NO BANANAS! JUST SEA EAGLES!
It’s been almost a year since I gave the greatest sales pitch of my life. The commission priceless. After convincing my otherwise logical husband that I could pull off the illogical, I needed to convince Cecil and John at Sea Eagle as well. That I could kayak from New Hampshire to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for breast cancer with virtually no experience, out of shape, and 59-years old. Thing is, my husband Gordon of 29 years is a very smart guy and he knows just how stupid I can be. Stubbornness, on the other hand, is an attribute we have come … Continue reading River of Life: the Amazingly Incredible Epic Adventures of Carolyn Choate, Part II
River of Life: the Amazingly Incredible Epic Adventures of Carolyn Choate, Part I by Carolyn Choate Carolyn Choate recently used our FastTrack 385ft kayak to travel down the Delaware River from Port Jervis, NY to the University of Maryland School of Medicine to help raise awareness and funds for a cause that is close to her heart. Read part 1 of her amazing journey below and look for part 2 in the coming weeks. October has come to a close but this one is especially hard to pack away in the attic of treasures stored. I returned the tandem FastTrack … Continue reading River of Life: the Amazingly Incredible Epic Adventures of Carolyn Choate, Part I
KAYAK TIME IS FAMILY TIME By Tom Schlichter From shooting rapids to exploring remote locations far off the beaten track, kayak fanatics list a wide variety of exciting and entertaining reasons for their love of the sport. Still, sometimes, the simple stuff holds the greatest appeal. “I just love to be on the water with my family,” says Rita Hill of Sacramento, California. “It’s as straightforward as that.” When Rita first became interested in kayaking, she had no idea such a simple point would be her ultimate kayak focus. “My husband and I moved to Sacramento, CA, about a year-and-a-half … Continue reading KAYAK TIME IS FAMILY TIME
“Being an avid outdoors person, I’m always looking forward to my next adventure. That’s especially so when I’m heading off the beaten track. To reach those quiet, secluded or out of the way places where memories are made I rely … Continue reading Paddling Arizona in a RazorLite™ 393rl