Yesterday morning, I drove up to Knoxville and bought a 2003 Anniversary Edition (also, apparently, the Expedition Edition) Folbot Aleut – a 12′, 40# folding kayak. This is the first solo boat I’ve owned in several years. I essentially quit paddling when my son got old enough to miss me and be bugged by the fact I was gone most of the day every Saturday and some Sundays. Now, he’s been asking to go paddling with me. I’m still working on, but more seriously now, rehabbing the Pouch RZ96. This afternoon, we plan on paddling the canoe – an 18′ 1974 Grumman. Gear’s all packed and ready.
My son and I set up the Folbot yesterday afternoon – it was pretty easy compared to the only other aluminum framed folder I’ve had, and super lightweight compared to my wood framed folders. I got some Harbor Freight super glue gel to stick down the keelstrips that’re coming loose. Maybe will get that done today, too.
Still sober – about 32 years now, I think. Still bicycling – working full-time again has cut into my pedaling time, but I’ve been leaving a bike at the office during the week to ride at lunch. An easy 4.27 mile route, but better than not riding at all. Recently also been getting up really early Saturday and Sunday mornings to ride to the gym, spending a couple of hours strength training, then back to the house.
I’m amazed I was able to remember my L/P for this site.
Here’s one of the seller’s images of the Folbot Aleut. I’ve still got to get my photo editing software sorted out on this computer.