BMO Fall 2022 Newsletter
- Written By: Mary Gibson
- Date Written:
New Boats 2023 Bookmark this location of the page.
Several of our vendors are introducing new boats for 2023; here's the scoop!
Bonafide RVR119 Bookmark this location of the page.
Since most of the fishing kayaks we sell are used on our area rivers we're excited about Bonafide's new river fishing sit on top, the RVR119. Featuring a hull designed for moving water and a drop skeg when you want to straighten things out, all we can say is, river bass, watch out! Coming soon to BMO.
Go Radical; Go Retro! Bookmark this location of the page.
Dagger's new Nova and Super Nova high performance play machines are a throwback to the full-slice models of the late 90's and early 2000's, with a slew of modern features. Saddle up, slice, surf, and spin your way to hours of fun!
Hurricane Osprey 120 Bookmark this location of the page.
What's better than a 12' sit on top with a comfortable elevated seat? A 12' sit on top that you can easily lift! At 42 lbs. this boat is car-toppable (is that a word?) by virtually anyone.
Liquid Logic New Recreational Sit on Tops Bookmark this location of the page.
Liquid Logic started 2022 with no recreational sit on tops, but they're making up for it now! This year they brought back the Coupe and Deuce Coupe, and for 2023 are adding the Kiawah (in two sizes) and a solo version of the Stingray. Something for everyone!
New Liquid Logic WW Boats as Well! Bookmark this location of the page.
Replacing their popular Remix series, Liquid Logic is debuting the updated RMX 86 and 96 river runners. And not to worry, they still feature Liquid Logic's BadAss Outfitting!
Nova Craft Limited Edition Prospector 16 TuffStuff Canoe Bookmark this location of the page.
Okay, not new, but a new version, Nova Craft is doing a limited run of their TuffStuff Prospector 16 in clear coat, with skid plates and special graphics. Will be receiving some in 2023; call to reserve one while you can!
Watch for our Spring Newsletter to include even more new boats for 2023!
What else is New? Bookmark this location of the page.
New Paddling Guide Bookmark this location of the page.
What does "Boulderbuster" Ed Gertler do when he has to self-quarantine? Write a new guidebook, of course! Get your copy of "Exploring Virginia's Waterways" here at BMO and expand your paddling horizons!
And an Updated Paddling Guide Bookmark this location of the page.
Have finally received the new, updated West Branch Paddling Guide, so now we have the full set of PA Susquehanna River Guides in stock again!
Susquehanna River Water Trail - West Branch
Malone Axis Truck Bed Extender & Roller Bookmark this location of the page.
Not sure what has happened to our friends at Darby Industries here in PA where we used to buy truck bed extenders, but thankfully we've been able to source one from Malone Industries. Like the Darby version it can be configured either vertically to match the height of the truck cab, or horizontally to match the bed height. Want to make it even easier? Add the optional roller bar!
Malone Aero Style Rooftop Racks Bookmark this location of the page.
Not new, but new at BMO are Aero Style rooftop car racks from Malone for vehicles with raised rails. Save some bucks with a great product!
Mushroom Anchors Bookmark this location of the page.
Thought we had a pretty good supply of anchors for paddle craft, but were frequently asked for mushroom anchors that were lighter than 8 lbs. Well, thanks to our friends at YakGear, we now have 5 lb. mushroom anchors in stock, along with all the “stuff” needed to attach them to your boat!
Oh, my Aching Back! Bookmark this location of the page.
No more! Just started stocking Yakpads kayak Lumbar Supports from our friends at Cascade Creek. Other uses? In your car driving to paddling, on your office chair thinking about paddling, a camping pillow sleeping after paddling, at home in your chair planning paddling trips, or in your rocking chair relaxing after paddling. Gel-filled comfort!
Black Friday / Small Business Saturday Extended Sale Bookmark this location of the page.
It's been a while since we've had a sale here at BMO (well, it's been a while since we had enough inventory to HAVE a sale, thanks to Covid shortages!) But we're well stocked now, so plan to take advantage of our Black Friday / Small Business Saturday Extended Sale from through . 10% off full priced boats in-stock, 5% additional off in-stock boats that are marked down, and 15% off accessories (some restrictions apply due to manufacturer's restrictions). Hope to see you here! (We also hope that you shop at other small businesses in your area; they are there for you and appreciate your support!)
Be sure to check out our boat inventory page for an up to date inventory. We have links to PDF files updated on a regular basis as boats for sale come and go.
( Just a reminder, we are closed on Sundays & Mondays. We will also be closed . )
#VeryPerryHolidays Bookmark this location of the page.
And what better way to shop local than to support the many businesses right here in Perry County, PA. Check out their Holiday Storefront Challenge below and check out all the gift ideas available. Unfortunately we will not be able to participate in the storefront challenge, as an early morning errant driver wiped out our storefront recently. Hopefully next year! However, we are still open and have lots of great gifts available, just not a storefront to showcase them!
For more information about #VeryPerryHolidays check the link below.
Assalot 2022 Bookmark this location of the page.
24 Staff, family and friends gathered this year for our annual “Assalot Staff Retreat” over Columbus Day weekend (aka, reason to hang out at the river, eat WAY too much food, play and listen to music, paddle, and laugh a lot; mostly at ourselves!) And to make it even better, we were treated to great weather and a full moon. Even got the Bloody Mary War Canoe out; can't ask for more!
Celebrating Veteran's Day Bookmark this location of the page.
In memory of the veterans who sacrificed their lives for our freedom we donated a commemorative plaque at the Perry County Memorial Wall across the street from our shop. We'd also like to remind our past and present military personnel that we offer a 10% discount on accessories and rentals; just remind us when you come in. We appreciate all you do for us!
BMO Gallery of Fine Art Bookmark this location of the page.
And MORE Fine Art Bookmark this location of the page.
Beware! Spotted Lanternfly Invasion Bookmark this location of the page.
If you are visiting from outside our area, please be aware that we are INUNDATED with Spotted Lanternflies, and you DON'T want these in your backyard! Please check your vehicle thoroughly so you don't take them home with you. They're pretty, but believe us, you don't want to spread them!!!
Not So Swift! Bookmark this location of the page.
Doug ran across someone in a bar (would you believe that???) who had a brand-new Swift canoe that was damaged in the wind while loading (sadly never saw the water.) Doug assured him that we could fix it; we weren't so sure since the damage occurred in the area behind the sealed end tank. I got the bright idea to try to pop it out with a car dent puller (didn't work), then to try pulling it out with a toggle bolt (also didn't work but left the canoe looking like it had been shot by some space-aged dart gun.) Jeff & Sarah put their heads together and were able to remove the bulkhead, repair the damage, and re-install the bulkhead. Go workshop team!
Colored Skid Plates Bookmark this location of the page.
Workshop Reminder Bookmark this location of the page.
Yearly reminder: Please arrange to bring your repair and outfitting projects in during the off season; we're a lot less busy then. And you can get on the water faster once Spring hits! IMPORTANT: Unless you want to pay us $60 an hour to clean your boat (which takes even longer in the winter when the pressure washer is unhooked due to frost) PLEASE bring your boat / gear in CLEAN, inside and out! That includes duct tape, tape residue, Bondo, mouse droppings, stink bugs, spiders and all else! Yup, we've dealt with all of the above!
Paddle Britches Bookmark this location of the page.
Say what? One of our customers was amazed when he asked Sarah if we had paddle britches in stock and she actually knew what he was talking about. You can see why these deck mount paddle holders from North Water were called that! (The new, updated ones, not quite as much.)
Halloween Spirit Bookmark this location of the page.
BMO Great Pumpkin? Bookmark this location of the page.
Jeff decided we needed a little holiday décor also, and volunteered Sarah to carve our own Great Pumpkin. Thanks, Sarah & Jeff (Sarah volunteered him to remove the pumpkin guts before carving!)
As you can see, the frost isn't on the pumpkin; there's still nice fall paddling to enjoy. When it DOES get too chilly though, stop by the shop, check out all the new boats and gear, and start dreaming about Spring!
Hope to see you in the shop sometime soon!
- The Crew at BMO