Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Demo Days

     This past Saturday I had the privilege of helping out with another demo day with the great folks from Mariner Sails of Dallas. These events are always a lot of fun and very successful. I am extremely passionate about kayak fishing, and as I continue to be a student of the game I enjoy passing on what I've learned to guys just starting out. 

     Since joining the Mariner Sails team I have been given opportunities to expand my knowledge base on several different kayaks and what sets them apart from each other. Each brand has something unique to them that different people gravitate to. Theres something about letting a first time kayaker demo a few different boats and seeing that light bulb go off when they find that perfect fit for them. What I tell everyone that comes to demo, is that there is no perfect kayak, just the kayak that meets the majority of your needs. 

     What I love about Mariner Sails is that demo days like this one are about exposing people to kayaking and giving people the opportunities to hands on inspect kayaks that they have only seen on the internet. Everyone one of the outstanding members of the Mariner team are truly passionate about the sport and spreading the word. It's never just about the sale with these guys and I think that's what draws people in the most. 

     Mariner Sails will be hosting another huge demo opportunity at the annual spring Kayak Fisherman's Get-Together at Lake Lavon on May 10th. We will be at the East Fork Park Pavilion starting at 11am. Come by and talk shop with the extremely knowledgeable staff that Mariner has attending and have a lot of fun.



  1. I was one of the people who took your 115x out for a spin and then proceeded to wear you out with my questions, I really appreciate you taking the time...very helpful.

  2. Any time man, if I didn't love talking kayaks with people I wouldn't be there. I hope you walked away with a good foundation to make a decision with and had a good time in the process. Thanks for reading!

  3. I noticed you are a big fan of Werner paddles, any particular one you would recommend specifically for the 115x?

  4. I am a fan of the paddles that Werner makes. They've been doing it for a long time and paddles are the only avenue that they focus on. I recently started using their Hooked line of paddles, specifically the Camano Hooked edition. I love it, I have less arm and shoulder fatigue after a long day and I'm able to maintain a productive paddle stroke all day. Before, my stroke was very lazy by the end of the day. I have found that after spending a lot of money on a nice kayak it isn't wise to skimp on your "motor".