Thursday, September 28, 2006

New Article Published

I wrote an article titled 'I've been Krugarized: My Introduction to a Kruger Canoe". It describes the Kruger Dreamcather from the perspective of a paddler used to high performance sea kayaks, and includes a paddling trip report on Lake Michigan. The article can be found on the WaterTribe Magazine here.

Last August 2005, I joined friends Mark Przedwojewski (owner and builder of Kruger Canoes and fellow Watertriber) and Jack Cramer, for a weeklong paddling adventure on Lake Michigan. The trip was my introduction to a Kruger Canoe. Mark had generously offered to lend me his Dreamcatcher (the 2nd one ever built by Verlen Kruger) to use in the March 2006 WaterTribe Ultimate Florida Challenge (UFC).

Mark, an incredible paddler, was also a 2006 UFC challenger and finisher, paddling a Kruger SeaWind. After paddling 1,200 miles circumnavigating Florida, including a 40 mile portage between the St Mary's and Suwannee River, Mark came in 2nd place in 19 days, 7 hrs, and 38 minutes. I was in the back of the pack with 29 Days, 13 Hours, 33 Min. But a finisher none the less.

Another great read :) is the new autobiography of Verlen Kruger "All Things are Possible".

1 comment:

derrick said...

Nice article. You know, I know that "kneading water" guy. . . better get him in one of those Kruger's as well. oi