Saturday, January 22, 2011

A good way to start the day...and not to follow all directions!

Go to Google Maps and click on Get
Directions .
2. Write USA as your start point.
3. Write Japan as your destination.
4. Go to the 31 st point on your route and
.........when you stop laughing , share this so others can laugh.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ha! Found it!

I lost the login for this site. I was attacked by a hacker, changed the password, and then lost it.

I am back. Update coming soon....

Monday, January 07, 2008

New Career....

Finally, life is great and I am looking forward to a new season of paddling. I am a beer and wine salesman and have every weekend off and every evening.

I just got Volume 1 of Rolling With Dubside and it ROCKS! I have watched it three times and highly recommend it. One amazing thing is that he rolls kayaks that seem "unrollable".

Pick it up a

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Kayaks have been just hangin around.....

It's been a while since I made a post. A lot has happened since I started this blog. I ran a retail store in the mall called Steve and Barrys. Thats store is gone now. I worked the last year at Kay Jewelers, but found myself pretty miserable working the mall hours. I finally found a job I like. I have worked the last few weeks at a place called Wicksall.....a BEER DISTRIBUTER!!! It is the best job I have ever had! The people are amazing. The work is hard but fun, and I meet the greatest people every day. One of the best parts is that I get to come home every night and spend time with my family.

With the job changes and stress related to them, there has not been much paddling in my life. I am going to make it a point to go paddling this month, no matter what it takes! Lake Michigan, and the Grand Traverse Bay, have been very warm.

These pics are of my boats getting NO use and my unfinished motorcycle overhaul. Time to get to work, and have some fun!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Jeremie's Ranger coming together....

She is thinking the boat needs a little work.

Hull turned out nice!

Use you teeth, bro.

Were you looking right or left on that one?

A good friend always pays in beer! :)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Yost Sea Ranger Launched

Ignore the date on the pictures. I don't know how to use my camera!

I launched the Sea Ranger today. The water is dangerously cold right now so I paddled conservatively. I think I will wait for a little warmer weather to roll! The Ranger is fantastic. It is fast and tracks straight. The front deck is low and makes it perfect for Greenland paddles. The cockpit was roomier than I thought and I felt very secure.

I have to say one of the highlights of the paddle this morning was putting the kayak back on the car! Skin on frames are SOOOOOO light. I always dread dragging my boat out of the water after paddling for a while. I am usually tired and then I have to heft it back onto the rack. This boat is a one hand lift with all the gear still attached!

I have found that I think I prefer this type of construction. I am already thinking I will build some more of these. There is mostly assembly time and very little finishing work (sanding sucks).

The two part resin from is fantastic. I highly recommend it!

The finish weight of this boat is 28lbs. If you are currently building one, please feel free to email me at with any questions.

Thank you Tom Yost for the great design and support while building this. You are a great person who has done wonders for the kayak world. If I am ever out your way I will rent a motorcycle and we can go tear up the twisties!

With that, I am sure Mrs Keller is glad this thing is done!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Ranger Is Ready For Water!!!!

I am getting excited. The Sea Ranger is ready for the water! I still need to add some small loops for grab handles/paddle catches at the ends and figure my permanent back rest, but otherwise the Ranger is done! The finish weight is 28 lbs even. This boat, by far, was the easiest boat I have built. There is more assembly and less finish work, and for me that means more fun. I decided not to die the nylon and leave that cool translucent look. If it bugs me later or starts to get ugly, I will just paint it. I can't wait to launch it!

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