Folbot Fotos: Happy Hour

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The Edisto paddling in the creeks of Edisto, South Carolina.

Is it 5:00 yet??!

We find this picture especially appropriate on this Friday afternoon because:

-happy hour is closing in on us

-with SEWE and Bassmasters Classic on the brain, the Edisto (and a good fishing hole) sound like the perfect weekend

Where will you (or–if weather doesn’t permit–would you) Folbot this weekend?

Techie Tuesday: Outriggers

We include outriggers and pontoons with our new Sporting Life model, Fish ‘n’ Photo package and Upwind Sailing Rig.  Outriggers are simply a solid extension of a boat’s rigging that extends beyond the gunwales.  Many people think of Hawaiian outrigger canoes with the outrigger on one side of the canoe.  Our outriggers are on both sides of your kayak.

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Folbot Edisto with Outriggers and Pontoons

Our outriggers are 1 1/2 inch aluminum tubes that attach to the washboards with stainless steel “J” hooks. At the ends are banana shaped pontoons that are designed to add stability without pulling your kayak off its track and keep from being buried under the water (and even made to match the color of your Folbot!)

What these pontoons and outriggers do is spread the weight of the kayak and paddles over a larger surface.  When this happens the center of gravity of the kayak increases and it allows the paddler to be extremely stable even with sitting on top of the washboards or standing on the floorboard.  With this extra height, you have a larger field of vision and improved views into the water.  You can more comfortably use your fishing, hunting, or photography equipment.  In fact, it’s so stable you can even throw a casting net for bait fish or shrimp!

The Wind Up

The Wind Up

The Toss

The Toss

Faces of Folbot: The Angler

This weekend, we’re packing up a few Folbots and heading to the East Tennessee Fishing Show in Knoxville, TN.

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With that in mind, today’s “Faces of Folbot” is for the angler. Our Edisto and Sporting Life models are perfect for the paddler who likes to fish and hunt in his/her kayak. The open style provides plenty of space for gear (and a furry friend!) and the outrigger pontoons give extra stability. The low draw provides access to the most shallow water so you can fish until the last drop of low tide!

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We hope to see old friends and meet a lot of new ones at the Fishing Show. Stop by and try out the Sporting Life! And follow us on Twitter, as we’ll be giving updates from the show.

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First Annual Folbot Retreat. Edisto, March 2013.

A couple weeks back the Folbot crew headed out to Edisto for our first annual Folbot retreat.

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We strategized, kayaked, and learned a lot about each other – a surprising number of Folbot employees (and not the ones you’d expect) are former cheerleaders. Needless to say, we all had a lot of fun.

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We assembled every model in our fleet and took them out on the water, giving everyone a taste of what each individual kayak has to offer.

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Looking forward to next year’s trip already.

To see more pictures from the trip, please visit our Facebook page and look for the album “First Annual Folbot Retreat”

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Folboter’s Best Friend

One of the great thing about Folboting is that you don’t have to do it by yourself. Some paddlers’ companions have four legs. I thought I’d share a few photos…

S. Smigo and Arty in their Cooper

G. Patronek and Roxie in their Edisto

M. Moran and Kinlee in their Yukon

Riding in the Greenland II

Ahoy!

C'mon... let's go!

Folbot didn't always just make kayaks!

Equal time

David A.