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· We are a Paddlesports Business. We specialize in canoe, kayak, and
stand-up paddleboard (SUP)retail sales, livery services and repair services. We also design, manufacture, and sell our own line of canoe and kayak trailers.

· Our home is the Old Train Station in Marysville, Pennsylvania (at the end of the rainbow). We're located in Central Pennsylvania, just a few miles north of Harrisburg.

· Our home river is the Main Stem of the Susquehanna River.

· Our location is convenient: get off Interstate 81 at Exit 65 and go north on Routes 11&15 for 2 miles. We're on the right, just before the traffic light.

· Headed downstream (south)? From the Route 322 / 11 & 15 intersection, follow Routes 11 & 15 south for 10.5 miles. In Marysville, we are the first business on the left, immediately past the traffic light.

· GPS:  Lat. 40.342467  Lon. -76.929456

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BMO News Notes:

Shop Small, Save Big!

Once again BMO will be participating in “Shop Small” on Saturday, November 29th. Small Business Saturday, a response to Black Friday, encourages shoppers to support small independent stores after taking advantage of Black Friday’s blow out sales at mass merchandisers. Have an American Express card? Register at www.americanexpress.com, spend $10 or more at up to three different Shop Small participating retailers, and get up to $30 ($10 per merchant) back on your American Express statement within 90 days. Hey, that’s free shopping at the least!

AND, for those of you who DON’T want to battle the crowds on Black Friday (not to MENTION shopping on Thanksgiving!) we’ll be running our Shop Small sale Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (Nov. 28-30) from 10-6. (Cyber Monday? Sorry, not open!)

We’re well stocked with canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards and all the goodies to go with them. So enjoy Thanksgiving with family and friends, and hope to see you here at BMO over the weekend!


BMO Stocking Stuffers

Shopping for some stocking stuffers for the paddler in your life? Look no further! Here’s a small sampling of what we have in stock:

Paddling stickers – show the world their passion!
Lip Balm – it’s that time of year
Badger Balm – same goes for hands
Paddle Grips – prevents those annoying blisters (still need the Badger Balm)
Sunscreen – summer isn’t the only time you can get burned. (Especially faces!)
Tick Key – for when those little buggers wake up in the spring
Whistle – ‘cause it’s the law
Small waterproof flashlight – ditto, after dark & before dawn
Ear plugs – prevent exostoses (believe us, you don’t want it!)
Nose plugs – prevent nasal douche (also don’t want it!)
Camera Float – cheaper than a new waterproof camera
Key Float – cheaper than a taxi
Cat Clip – cheaper than a new hat
Paddle Leash – a LOT cheaper than a new paddle
Knot Cards – (how do you tie that again?)
Cup/Can Holder – no explanation needed
Bottle Cozy – ditto
Can Cozy – more ditto
Carabineers – you NEVER have enough of these!
Bandanas - ditto
Small Waterproof Journal – to capture the memories
Waterproof Pen – see above
Small First Aid Kit – in hopes they won’t need it
DoohicKey” – It’s a key ring; it’s a bottle opener; it’s a can opener; it’s
a screwdriver; it’s a wrench; it’s a ruler; it’s a box cutter;
it’s got a cool name!

And don’t forget, you might want a few of these things for
yourself as well!

(You HAVE been good this year, right?)

Happy Holidays from the Gang at BMO!


Just Released:

The BMO Fall 2014 Newsletter

click the title above -- 812Kb pdf file


USED RENTAL BOAT SALE

We just put 12 used renatal boats up for sale.

They can be found in the used boat section of our Kayak Inventory List.

10/14/14


West System® Techniques and Materials

We are a dealer for and carry most West System® epoxy and associated products in our retail store. Here is a very handy reference page for the use of those products:

Some of this information has been published in 'Epoxy Works', which is published by the owners of West System®, but there is a lot of additional information in this publication and here is that link:


2014 Canoe and Kayak Clearance Sale

New Low Prices!

The 2014 Model year has rolled around and starting September 4 all 2013* and older boats are marked down as follows:

Model Year            Discount $$$
2014                   10% off
2013                   15% off
2012                  20% off
2011 & prior      25% off
Get them while they last.

Canoe Inventory
(pdf)  Kayak Inventory (pdf)

* Due to the cessation of Royalex® sheet production, we no longer discount most Royalex® boats.
Bell Canoe Works boats are not discounted.

(See policies page for sale details).

Stand-Up Paddleboard Rentals

$45 per person

Includes:
Board, PFD, Paddle, and Shuttle to and from the water


Paddle with a View -- Paddle a Stand-Up Paddleboard

Stand-up Paddleboarding has been evolving over the last few years and has spread from it's origins in the ocean to lakes and rivers across the world.

We have been gearing up for this new sport since 2010 and now stock stand-up boards constructed of a broad range of materials:

Packable, Drop-Stich inflatables with PVC shells. Very light, very rigid Composite boards constructed of fiberglass (some add wood) and epoxy with hollow or EPS cores. Polymer/Fiberglass shells with EPS cores. High density polyethylene with poylurethane foam core. Vinyl over EPS core. Rotomolded high density polyethylene with hollow core.

Yes, being a bunch of river rats, we're busy trying to figure out all of this, but

Come in and check out this new paddlesport.


Bilge Pumps for Whitewater Open Boats

We now stock all of the components to install electric bilge pump systems
in Whitewater Canoes.

We can install a ready-to-go systems in new or used boats or sell individual components.

Give us a call and check it out.

717-957-2413


The Whistle Law is Back & New PFD Rule

The whistle law was discontinued a few years ago, but now its back.

Non-powered boats are required to carry a whistle or other mechanical sound-producing device on Pennsylvania waterways.

Recently the PA Fish & Boat Commission adopted a new regulation that will require PFD's (flotation vests) to be worn by all persons on watercraft under 60' in length from November 1 to April 30.

Pa Paddling Laws


BMO On-Line Store

Check out our new on-line store: BMO Store.

The BMO Store offers the quality specialty products you can find in our "brick and mortar" store in Marysville, PA and more! Enjoy shopping through our great selection of kayak and canoe accessories, care and repair products and BMO stuff such as BMO T-shirts, hats and cozies.


The Susquehanna River
Partial views of the most popular sections used for our river trips.


North toward Duncannon


South toward Wormleysburg
About our Retail Store:

·   We specialize as a full service paddlesports store.  We stock canoes, kayaks, SUP's and all kinds of paddling accessories. We also stock repair, outfitting and rescue supplies, and some camping equipment.
·   We're a brick and mortar business located in the old Marysville train station. 
·   We aren't a sports department store with big open spaces, in fact, visiting our store is a lot like spelunking; it's crowded with merchandise and you can find the neatest things hiding in the crevices or suspended from the ceiling.  Plan on taking some time to explore the largest paddle gear and accessory inventory in the area.
·   More About our Retail Store
·   Check out our Canoe or Kayak Inventory


Bargains:

·   Click here to go to our Bargains page.
·   This is where you'll find the special sales of canoes and kayaks in our retail store -- the bargains..
·   Notes about sales events.
·   Listings of the reduced priced boats in our store.
·   Notes of interest about canoes and kayaks.


Canoe and Kayak Rental:

·   Enjoy the Susquehanna River as only a paddler can. Rent a canoe or kayak and take your family or friends on a trip down Central Pennsylvania's scenic Susquehanna River. Picnic or camp on one of the numerous islands; fish this world class smallmouth bass fishery; swim or wade in a secluded cove; and admire the abundant waterfoul and other river critters, including our favorite, turtles. Singles, couples, families, groups, and corporate functions are welcome.

River Tours and Parties:
·   Our River Tours and Parties are based on the use of our 22' War Canoe. Piloting and hosting services are provided by Blue Mountain Outfitters personnel.
·   Bird watching - Rockville Bridge watching - Photography - Parties.
·   No problems keeping up -- we're all in the same boat.
·   Great alternative for high water levels and high wind conditions.
Trailers:

·   Purchase a Blue Mountain Canoe and Kayak Trailer and haul a load.  Our trailers are very popular with livery, government and instructional institutions. We have a smaller version that is more suitable to the individual and limited space applications.

Repair and Outfitting:

·   We can fix your boat, make it more comfortable, make it perform better -- our shop and technicians are available to repair or custom outfit your boat and gear. We also stock a full range of outfitting and repair materials for the do-it-yourselfer -- epoxies, reinforcing fabrics, canoe and kayak parts, outfitting parts, rope and shock cord, stainless hardware and fasteners, skidplate kits, and on and on. We can provide ample advice and information to go with these products. We are a West System Epoxy dealer.

Paddling Lessons:

·   We have retired from teaching paddling lessons. Please check the Paddling Resource Links Page for links to area paddling schools.

BMO Newsletter:

·   Check out our periodic (generally, one Spring and one Fall) newsletters at Newsletter Library Page. New boats, Holiday ideas, Maintenance tips, and more.
·   Sign up to receive an e-mail copy of our newsletter at our Newsletter Sign-Up Page.


Current Business Hours:

We are keeping Winter Hours

     ·   Tuesday: Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

     ·   Wednesday through Saturday: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

     ·   Sunday and Monday: Closed.

     ·   Winter Holiday Schedule:
            Columbus Day Weekend, October 11, 12,& 13 - Closed
            Thanksgiving Day, November 27 - Closed
            Black Friday, November 28 - Open
            Small Business Saturday, November 29, Open
  
          Christmas Day, December 25 - Closed
            New Years Day, January 1, 2013 - Closed

Hours:
·   Explanation of our seasonal hours, summer holidays, rental season, and things having to do with time.
Calendar: ·   The dates when we're open and when we're not.
Directions:

·   How to find us.
·   Maps to BMO

Contact Us:

·   Blue Mountain Outfitters, 103 S. State Road, Marysville, PA 17053

·   Send us an email            Visit us on Facebook

·   Telephone: 717.957.2413     Fax: 717-957-0074

About Us:

·   Learn a little about our business, our building's history, and meet the gang at Blue Mountain.

Brochure Library:

·   Our brochure library provides one-stop shopping for all of the product, services, and general information brochures that we have available on the Web. Most of our brochures are .pdf file format and require Adobe Acrobat to view or to print.

Links:

·   Links to the manufacturers and paddling related stuff: water levels, weather, paddling clubs, area information, area information phone numbers, and more.

Fun and Games:

·   The lighter side of "What's New". Tidbits about our adventures and slight misadventures and whatever else we come up with.

River Tales:

·   Some tales of woe, but mostly Pat Reilly's "River of the Month" write-ups of local streams.

Photo Album:

·   Some photos that we've gathered from here and there, mostly here, but some from there.

RR Caution Notice: Blue Mountain Outfitters is located in the old Marysville Railroad Passenger Depot and the railroad tracks that are located immediately behind our building and parking lots are very active and very dangerous.

Do not park with any part of your vehicle extending past the parking lot lines. Do not turn your kids or pets loose behind our property. For that matter, do not leave them unsupervised anywhere around here -- the road out front is no safer than the railroad out back and we have a lot of vehicles with trailers moving and backing up on our lots. If you step past the parking lot lines or behind our building, you are trespassing on railroad property and the fines are very stiff -- they do not like killing people.

Frequently you cannot hear the trains approaching -- from years of train watching we know that this is not a myth. Worst of all, Amtrack uses these tracks and they always seem to be making up for lost time when they go past here.
·   About our Brochures.
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