I just received this wonderful email from Juanita H. in Louisiana… and had to share.
Many years ago, when I was a little girl, my Daddy had a Folbot Super; that boat was every bit as much a part of our lives as the Armstrong Mudder tires for the 4 Wheel Drive Blazer, the always loaded Travel Trailer, and the pipe sittin’ on the dashboard waitin’ for a “smoke.” I cannot begin to tell you how many precious memories that kayak created and not even the passage of time can erase a single, solitary one of them. Those were magical, idyllic days spent soaking in the sun with the scent of plain ole Coppertone up our noses. We paddled away the hours, and at night we dreamed of being grand explorers in the “Great North.”
Though my Dad has long since gone on, his spirit will always be with me, most notably when I am in my new Yukon. When I unexpectedly had the opportunity to purchase something that I wanted, instead of something that I needed, suddenly, out of the blue, all I could think of was a Folbot. Who knows—perhaps it was the thought of escaping from the monumental stresses of everyday life, perhaps it was a yearning to return to those wonderful days of plain old-fashioned fun with no strings attached—regardless, no matter what I thought of, nothing else would do.
I wasn’t even sure if Folbot was still in business, so I proceeded to look you up online. To my delight, there you were, just waiting for me to jump in head first! The more I read; the more I knew this was the right choice for me. The magic had begun.
To my total amazement, even though sometimes I forget on Monday what I did on Friday, when I started putting the boat together, everything fell right into place. I found the Super incredibly easy to put together when I was a child, and I was amazed at how little the assembly had really changed. It was like “coming home” again.
Since my Yukon has arrived, I’ve spent many glorious afternoons basking in the sun, relaxing as I have not in a very long time, and genuinely smiling more than I have in many years. This Folbot has brought forth an incredible amount of enthusiasm and has given me something to look forward to each and every day, even when I’m not on the water, just as it did all those years ago.
Your product has stood the test of time, and I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the quality and workmanship that still remains. It is also easily recognizable, after speaking to your people in Charleston, that your Customer Service is just as good, if not better, than it was in the 70’s—I say, “How many people can make claim to that????”
When I first saw this picture that my husband snapped of me last weekend, I laughed out loud with delight, because there, right in front of me, was the “proof in the pudding.” I already knew in my heart that my Yukon was Magic—but I didn’t realize that I was, too. Me and my Yukon turned the water into diamonds—Just look at us Sparkle!
Thanks Folbot— You’re worth a million to me!
Juanita H. /Enchanted Folbot Owner/2009 Olive Yukon “Nessie”