New Ride: Pick Up in Kalamazoo

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So, today I picked up my new-to-me Swift Keewaydin 15. This is the full carbon layup, and she is virtually brand new. I live in the Minneapolis area, so I am spending the night in Kalamazoo, MI where I met the seller-twas actually his post in the classified here where I learned of this "opportunity" (that is how I sold it to my wife).

Not wanting to risk my new ride wandering asunder in the wee hours, I brought her into my hotel room. She would not fit through the door via the hallway, so I removed the screen from the window and brought her in that way ("She came in through the hotel window" apologies to John and Paul).

Cannot wait for my maiden paddle, and I will sleep well tonight knowing she is right beside me!
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Glenn MacGrady

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Congratulations on your beautiful new pick up and motel companion, Frenchy! It's gratifying that the site could facilitate a satisfied buyer and seller.
 
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What a great opportunity! I wish you many happy days of paddling.
 
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When I moved it out this morning, I tried to get back into the hotel room through the door-but I had it locked from the inside. Luckily, I was able to again open the window from the outside or I am not sure how I would have got the rest of my stuff.
 
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I saw that lake Nokomis is iced out now. I’m sidelined with an injury for a while but hope we can get you and the new boat out for a social paddle soon. Congrats!
 
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Wow! That is just stunning. Also drop dead gorgeous. Hope to see pics of that guided missile in the water soon.
 
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I saw that lake Nokomis is iced out now. I’m sidelined with an injury for a while but hope we can get you and the new boat out for a social paddle soon. Congrats!
Hope the injury is nothing serious and is soon behind you. With the weather rolling in, it will still be a few days before I get out. Probably on the St. Croix for my maiden voyage; there is a really cool blue heron rookery near Stillwater that I have not visited for a few years. Will get some pics once I get out! Heal and be safe.
 
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