Friday, August 28, 2009

what floats your boat?

This week we've tried out the following:

a) paddle boat

b) canoe

c) row boat

d) kayak*

Mr. T's a rowboat fan, he's quite proud of his rowing technique. Mr. B likes the row boat, too. Mr. G and I prefer the canoe. It's elegant, light, easy to steer and the fastest of the four boats. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy canoeing in fact, and now I'm starting to reconsider my fantasy of owning a kayak one day.

Spill it, reader. What's your boat of choice? And who'd you like floating with you?

*Tom Selleck not included.

19 comments:

  1. I love going out for a row. There is something about being out on the water in the early morning. Very peaceful. I'd love to own one of these:

    http://www.hudsonboatworks.com/

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  2. I like a nice pontoon in which I always have a summery adult beverage in my hand

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  3. Hello from FarmTown! Everything is great back at the Testosterone Estate, except that Kitty and I haven't seen one whisker of Violet. She's noowhere to be found. Just an FYI. The garden is awesome, pool is fine, Peace lilly is getting watered, all is good. :)

    Looking forward to having you back in the 'hood soon! Kitty sends hugs to her three men!

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  4. I enjoy canoeing, but I've always wanted to try a couple of the others, so I guess I'm not sure I can choose :)

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  5. ...sarah said "pontoon"...*heh* *heh heh*

    sry but what is a pontoon...?? it sounds sort of naughty...
    * ; P

    I like rowing but I haven't tried the others.

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  6. We bought a kayak this summer and I'm hoping to give it a try before it gets too cold this fall.

    I'd most like to have my husband kayaking with me. No celebrities needed.

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  7. Well, dammit! I was all about the kayak until I saw the disclaimer!

    And so I choose:

    e) speed boat - none of your options provide the speed necessary for waterskiing

    or

    f) pontoon - no speed, but essentially a mobile room ON the water? Just might be the coolest thing ever.

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  8. I'm with Violet - I love some SPEED. Although I do enjoy kayaking too.

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  9. I'm definitely a kayak kind of girl IF I have to actually propel the thing. Otherwise, I'm with Sarah. Something I don't have to drive so I can relax with my favorite beer.

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  10. Is it wrong to say yacht? family and friends there...perfect. Rowboat is closer to reality :)

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  11. Our first boat was a canoe. The second was half-ownership in an 18 ft sailboat (it was anchored just around the bend from the Kennedy Compound in Hyannisport MA)
    Our last boat was a 22 ft SeaRay. We went out almost every weekend to fish.
    We're still dreaming about the next one.

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  12. can't swim! been canoeing a few times and loved it, but can't swim! been kayaking once or twice, but can't swim!

    ferry boats are more my speed.

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  13. It is kayak all the way for me--and not a double either. I want my own.

    Within 5 years I am taking a kayaking trip off the San Juan Islands--the one were you kayak with the Orcas. It is on my list.

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  14. Sorry - guess I'm a motorized Mama!

    Love waterskiing, wakeboarding, innertubing. For me - the faster the better - and I can only row so fast:(

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  15. Kayak. As long as I am not fighting a current out to sea and as long as there is no tom.

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  16. My boat of choice is whichever one is parked at the dock :-)

    But it sounds ike you all had a blast on the water.
    xo

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  17. I like canoes. I'm not coordinated enough to enjoy a kayak, though, even if the adorable private investigator came with it.

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  18. Kayak! The ones down the islands have drink holders, too.

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Spill it, reader.