Need to clear something up, so people don’t get confused. This is (WAS) an unofficial blog written by Dan (see photo, on the right, handsome), sometimes I post something for Doug (on the left, rude, distinguished)…….
Some responses to blog posts have led me to believe people feel like they may be contacting Doug, this is not the case. I don’t want anything important to fall through the cracks.
Have a great Day!
Putting the finishing touches on the last Bolder FC will make
Thinking of all the time I will have to show a beautiful girl how to fish
From that Bolder!
Ahhh. Good nights work.
For all the manager types; first photo is staged (the second is 100% genuine joy)
There I times when I struggle with Feathercraft. I have been a part of this family since 1997….. that’s a long time. But its not what most people think; not that its a long time working in the same place doing the same things, but rather a long time working with the same friends, going to neat places, crafting art we are proud of.
Intensly proud of:
There is nothing like finding someone, on a sandy shore somewhere on this earth, paddling something you have made; and intensely loving that thing. Often I stay silent and just watch, sometimes I’ll feel like a conversation and say ” I made that boat”.
And there goes the next hour.
Its a loss of personal identity and friendship that is looming in March. No one is worried about future employment, it will happen, we will probably make more money have benefits and a pension. That pales to what we are losing. Freedom and camaraderie.
It is a grace that on beautiful warm January days here in Shangrila, I find some perspective.
First of all, thanks to all for the kind words. They are very much appreciated. You guys and gals rock.
There is a rumbling that there will be parts and skin support moving forward….”someone” will have a small side business in making/repairing parts.
Hopefully this will help keep all our boats on the water for a long time. More to follow as we work out how this will happen.
Feathercraft Has Closed Permanently
Feathercraft has now permanently stopped making folding kayaks and accessories. Due to a number of factors, including poor economic conditions, changing lifestyles, flight baggage restrictions and increasing costs, we have found that making our premium kayaks is no longer financially viable. We will miss the incredible feedback and adventure stories that we have received over the years. I personally will miss these customers, our many suppliers, and also my dedicated colleagues who have helped make our beautiful boats. Thank you all for your tremendous support over these past 40 years.
Founder and Principal Owner