Haven't had time to update in a while, things have been busy here at the Tallapoosa Paddling Company. Where to start. I went on a little exploratory trip with a good friend of mine on the Little River in Cherokee County Georgia a couple of weeks ago. Since I let him do the navigating we ended up with about 5 miles of flat water on Lake Allatoona. I was paddling the Jackson Riviera and as usual it was the bomb as far as comfort and ease of paddling goes. Speaking of the Jackson Riviera, that has been a hot commodity around the shop lately with people calling and requesting to rent that particular model. So much so that I ordered 5 more this morning for the fleet. I had people standing in line to paddle it on Sunday. Tallapoosa Paddling Company was a sponsor on the 18th of June for the Georgia Kayak Fishing Association's Lake Acworth Tourney. Legends in Kennesaw also was a sponsor of the contest. We had a good turnout and by sheer luck I got to fish in it also..in no other than the Jackson Coosa of course. Safe to say I let one of the other guys win with only one fish to weigh in. It was all good fun and if your a fisherman check out GKF they are all a first rate group of fishermen. I finally got my rental Jackson Kayak DayTripper 12's in on Friday and since it was a slow day around the shop I decided to test one out this afternoon. All I can say is that it is big and stable. You can hold a ton of gear without any stability issues as well as a small child sitting up front. Great boat...I can see this boat being used to haul all the coolers and other items down stream with a group trip. It was also comfortable as just a solo boat. Easy to turn, stable and pretty light for a boat that size. I liked it so much that I ordered one for myself. Even though I have a shop full of boats that I can paddle I don't have a boat that is just mine anymore...can you believe that. Its gonna be in a special color for the tripper line, I am hoping to use it for a little duck hunting this winter.
Thanks everybody that has supported me and came out and got on the river this month. I hope to see all of you again and look for an email later in the season for a special customer appreciation trip...I don't quite know what river I am gonna do yet but you can bet it will be a good one.