During my vacation a few weeks ago I took some time to get my first kayak out of the basement storage at my parents place in Maine and took it for a paddle. It was interesting to see that some of the things I still do, appeared on my first efforts.
I guess Time.com does not keep their advertising pages up for very long. The video for Lincoln ran for about a month on the Time website, but then they removed the add. The director put up a copy on his Vimeo page and it is currently available there.
About a month ago I got a call from Time.com. They were interested in using me and my boats in an ad for Lincoln. They had a very short turn around time and at first it looked like I was going to be away in Wales, but they had a little slippage in their schedule and they were able to fit me in when I got back.
The New Kayaks are Done!
I haven't put them in the water yet and won't for a few more days. I'm exhibiting at the Maine Boats Homes and Harbors Show this weekend and want to bring them as pristine boats until after the show. But they are now done.
I don't and won't sell my mailing list. I collect a mailing list of people who would like to receive a newsletter. This is strictly "opt-in". If you give me your email in the context of placing an order you will not receive the newsletter unless you explicitly ask to be include on my mailing list. The only use I will have for is communications with regards to your order. I will not sell my mailing list or any collected adresses to 3rd parties.
Believe it or not, there are still people out there who prefer reading a good, old-fashioned print catalog over going online and browsing through web pages. In fact, you may be one of those people. If so, I have put together a catalog. Due to the scale of my business and the demand for catalogs, it does not make sense to print up 20,000 copies at a time. Instead I have found a print-on-demand publisher who does a great job at a reasonable price. MagCloud was developed by Hewlett-Packard to print magazines.
There is a whole community of people out in cyberspace who are into kayaks and other small boats, either building them or using them or even just admiring them. Below are some links to a few places where you can get to know some of these people.