Khatsalano

A relationship begins, My Dream Boat…. Feathercraft Khatsalano, 18′ of techno love!

The deal of the century!  My Dream Boat!  Feathercraft Khatsalano, an 18′ aluminum framed hypalon & poly skinned beauty.  This one is just too much for words, I am now held captive by a full schedule and unable to get out and play but still I got out the boat the other day to inspect it and do some minor repairs.  Can you believe this fits in a backpack?  A great big heavy backpack but still… you can carry it.  My office is on an island… its seven blocks from the water and on the 5th floor.  There is no way to get the boat out of my office without taking it apart again other than throwing it out the window which has it’s own issues.  Oh well, it’s back in the pack again today.  Hopefully I can get out one day next week and put her on the Hudson.

Abby’s New Boat!

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Ok, ok.  At least it’s not matching sweaters, robes, or cars.  We found a folding kayak for Abs, and this is its inaugural paddle.  Or the inaugural paddle with its current owner.  The kayak is an older model Feathercraft K-Light, but surprisingly easy to dis/assemble. The folders are amazing.  After the paddle, we packed up, threw the kayaks on a bus, and headed back to the city.

Gorgeous fall afternoon on the Housatonic River, and we even spotted a bald eagle pulling apart its fresh catch on a lofty perch.