The PropTalk staff needs a deadline to get anything done, so we’re all last-minute shoppers. We feel your pain. If you still seek holiday gift ideas for the boaters in your life, here’s what our staff has on their wish lists:
Publisher Mary Ewenson says, “I’d like a bigger outboard for our powerboat. One that will allow us to pull wakeboarders and get on a plane faster when heading across the Bay. Also a cocktail class racing event in Annapolis. And, world peace. Seriously!”
Administrative and editorial assistant Allison Nataro takes the more adventurous route on her letter to Santa. She’s dreaming of the Karma RG kayak, an ocean play boat designed for paddling in rock gardens (rock-hopping), exploring sea caves, running pour-overs, surfing ocean waves, and touring rivers.
Graphic designer Zach Ditmars spends much of his spare time kayak fishing and racing cocktail class boats. The OluKai Kamiki Water Shoe tops his list. The website says, “Lightweight, extremely nimble and comfortable, the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association inspired, all-island Kamiki trainer brings hydrophobic performance and maximum traction.”
Associate publisher JC McCracken lives on a shallow creek and likes to know just how low does the water go, which is why he lists Tidepieces tide clocks on his last-minute wish list.
Spoiler alert! Someone who writes race reports for PropTalk might get something like this SoliCharter SP to charge his phone and play music when he’s on the road — or should we say on the Bay? — making boats go fast. Shh!