-- Last Updated: Dec-28-12 6:14 AM EST --
Each year I get inquiries about rental boats. Generally they are from folks who will be flying in and can't bring their own. This year, because of the new class "Canoeing for Kayakers", I'm getting questions from those folks as well. Most questions are about the suitability of the rental boats and about size.
The "rental" boats generally come from either of two sources. They are boats owned by our instructors or they are manufacturer's demo boats. Rental fees are in fact paid directly to the boat owners. All are suitable for freestyle and we make a great effort to pair a suitable boat with each paddler. Generally, when a request is received (it's part of the advance registration packet)I call or email the prospective renter and discuss his/her needs. I then line up an appropriate boat for him/her. This process is similar at the other canoe symposiums.
Available rental boats this year will likely include;
Flashfires, Wildfires and Starfires from Bell, Placid and Colden,
Various Loonworks boats,
A Dogpaddle Jun Bug an Illusion and a Duet (not to be confused with a Loonworks Duet).
Paddles will include, Dogpaddles, perhaps a Quimby or two as well as other fine sticks.
If you are contemplating coming to FCS and will require rental equipment, please fee free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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