It took us by surprise when we found out that Scott Canoes had went bankrupt early in 2014, and we had to find a replacement canoe dealership that would fill the void of high quality kevlar canoes.
What we did was to go and talk to Bill Swift of Swift Canoes and see if he would open up a dealership for us along with our friends at Paluski Boats. Graham over at Paluski was instrumental in getting us a Swift Dealership and we decided that to start with we would offer the Swift Northern in both the Prospector and the Outfitter models.
They are tough canoes with a great shape, easy to paddle, and easy to portage. When we do our canoe trips to Algonquin Park, or to Bon Echo, or North Frontenac Park Lands, even Kawartha Highlands Park we are always using a Swift Northern Canoe.
The second bit of news that we have been eagerly awaiting to hear for almost 3 years now is that Pat and his crew over at Paluski are finally satisfied with their new Riptide kayak and are offering it to dealers.
When Andre saw this kayak in the workshop there he knew it was going to be a good one. It looks great, built along the lines of the classic Greenland sea kayak, and paddles like a dream.
We can’t wait to take our first long trip with these, great for day tripping too. Looks like this one will be our go to from now on.
In the off season we also worked out a dealership arrangement with Eureka Tents and we now carry all of their products, you will start to see more of them as soon as I can post them to the online store here.
We have also been asking the good folks over at Red Pine distributing about their products, and we were so impressed we are going to carry a full line up. You will start to see their products featured on the site very soon.
Lastly, we wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who supported us last year, and enjoyed their special product updates and canoe rentals, and trip planning in this area. It is always our pleasure to help you out. We wanted to tell you that it is now 3 of us working at both the online store and canoe rental and kayak rental. My wife Jane has joined our team full time, she will still be doing her custom photo business, but she is now part of the Land O Lakes Outfitters line up too. What more could a man ask than to work with his son and his wife full time, certainly a dream come true for me to see all of us working at something we all love so much.