And here are Scott and Shawn on the maiden voyage of their new Rio Rojo, along with their friend Karlyn. She rows good, looks good, and feels ever-so-solid.
Here is Andrew rowing Greg Loehr on Greg’s new experimental hull, towing two of Greg’s new creations, foam-core Stand Up Paddle boards. The boat is a cross between a McKenzie, a Rogue, and Greg’s hull ideas from a lifetime designing and building surfboards. It feels great and turns on a dime.
Greg also managed to corrupt most of the group with his SUP boards. Damn it–as if we didn’t have enough vices already. Here’s Marieke walking on water.
We had three original Briggs dories: Tim and Lori Cooper in the ’72 Celilo Falls; RJ Johnson and Terri Merz in the ’74 Surprise Canyon, and Andy Hutchinson in the ’81 Cottonwood.
Dan and Alida Dierker were in their 2010 Briggs-Fletchwater, the Euphrates.
We had two very different McKenzies: last winter’s rebuild, the ’67 Keith Steel Betty Boop, contrasting with our ’07 Woodie Hindman replica, Juan. These were definitely the sports cars of the fleet.
Moe was the odd duck–a Nevills Cataract amid a swarm of drift boat hulls. As you see, no one liked her. Lora can barely conceal her dismay.
Just wait until you get to try the boards on whitewater ( appropriately styled of course). We have them in our rental fleet over here and I get the most amazing giggles from my guests trying them out for the first time as they realize they really really can walk on water.