I've been slaving away trying to finish off the Paddle California DVD (more details soon) and have been stuck at my desk for days. I really needed to get out on the water so when my buddy Matt suggested a short day on Chili Bar (SF American) I jumped at the chance. It would also give me a chance to try out the 2010 Jackson Fun which CCK just got in to the shop.
It was a nice mellow day on the river and I was really happy with the boat. For the past several years I've only had a creek boat and I've been thinking of adding a little river runner/playboat as is the standard these days. But most playboats are just too specialized and clumsy paddling downriver. So I was happy to see that the new Fun, even though it looks like the old AllStar, actually worked quite well. I didn't play too hard but it clearly can handle that aspect as well. Maybe I'll pick one up for myself this spring.