- Written By: Mary Gibson
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This newsletter was written April 15th, 2021. Just keep in mind that much of the time sensitive info on this article is probably out of date. Feel free to enjoy the read though!
Went into 2021 thinking we were coming out the other side of COVID 19. Wow, were we ever wrong! At least we started 2020 with inventory on hand. Then the entire world (it seems) decided to go outside and we sold through virtually every boat we had. Now, like all other outdoor-related businesses, we’re having trouble re-supplying. Accessories are a LITTLE better but supplies are getting low on them as well. So if you’re thinking of selling boats or gear you might want to make sure you can GET an upgrade before parting with what you have!
One thing we MAY be able to get! Bookmark this location of the page.
Got a call from Northstar Canoes recently announcing that they will be sending a truck our way in late August and have room for a few more boats. They’re only taking special orders (pre-sold boats with customer deposits) and don’t have availability for Northwind 16’s or B 17's, but at this point most other boats are available. After that orders will flip to 2022 pricing, which will definitely be higher. SO if you see a new canoe in your future give us a call soon and hopefully we’ll be able to get it!
One thing we DO have! Bookmark this location of the page.
And Another Thing we have! Bookmark this location of the page.
Also just received a shipment of Pau Hana Stand Up Paddleboards, so one of our boat areas is actually well stocked!
Launch Permits – Get ‘em Online Bookmark this location of the page.
Demo Day: Cancelled Again Bookmark this location of the page.
Since we’re not sure we’ll receive our demo boats on time (looks very doubtful) and have little available to sell, we’ve decided (as most dealers across the country have) to cancel our annual Demo Day once again. Keep posted for 2022…we REALLY hope things are back to normal by then! And we’ll be happy to arrange personal demos by appointment as long as we have the model you’re interested in stock.
Dougisms ("If it ain’t a word it should be") Bookmark this location of the page.
Most of you know Doug’s been under the weather lately with aches and pains from all the crazy things he did to himself in his younger years. He told me the other day that he’s “severely decompaciated and suffering from nerve orientated backache and a gastric phenomally”. No wonder he’s hurting!
And a Gregism Bookmark this location of the page.
After hearing about a disappointed customer who couldn’t get the boat he wanted this year, Greg remarked (after our customer left!), “It is what it does, and it ain’t what it don’t.” That about says it!
BMO Old School T-Shirts & Stickers...Doug’s Back! Bookmark this location of the page.
Although we like our new(est) BMO logo, we’ve had several people asking for our old logo with the pic of Doug paddling his canoe. So we ordered a batch of T-Shirts and stickers. In stock at BMO!
What’s that Sound? Bookmark this location of the page.
Hard to believe it’s been that long, but if you’re camping by the river this summer get ready to be serenaded by the seventeen-year cicadas that are emerging after (yup, you guessed it) 17 years of dormancy. Don’t let the appearance of “Brood X” phase you; though they resemble a prehistoric monster with alien-like eyes, they’re harmless and won’t bite. So pull up a camp chair and enjoy the concert, ‘cause you won’t hear it again for another seventeen years!
Hit the Water Bookmark this location of the page.
If you don’t have a boat but are looking for some on-water time, check out our rental service. And if you DO have one but need a ride, our shuttle service is available for private boats also. Check out our rental page.
Repair Service Bookmark this location of the page.
And if your boat needs repair don’t despair, we can probably fix it. Give us a call and we’ll see what we can do! (Repairs & Outfitting)
In the meantime, hope you’re getting outside and staying healthy!
- The BMO Gang
( Doug, Mary, Tim, Sarah, Jeff & Greg )