A tribute to Rosie and all the plus sized kayaks out there – she’s a whole lotta Kayak!

Here’s a tribute to a kayak I know ..

She ain’t exactly pretty
She ain’t exactly small
Eleven’eleven, thirty’four, sixty’one lbs
But you could say she’s got it all ..

Rosie, she’s a whole lotta Kayak!

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Snorkeling in Biscayne Bay, Rosie is like a personal sized dinghy!
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We all love to see the sleek, fast and sexy boats. There are times however when a shorter “plus size” sit on top style kayak fits the bill! This is a humorous-musical ode to mine, which I shall call “Rosie”. She’s an Ocean Kayak Peekaboo, and yes, she’s been used and abused, and generally not pampered. With a shallow-vee and nearly flat hull, she’s the ultimate in stability on flat water! She has a large viewing port, and a jump seat in the front meant for a small child. She could carry two light adults in a pinch, but isn’t rated for it. I personally like to ride Rosie Standing UP style for visibility and photography. The downside to all this stability and generous girth is speed. She will cruise with a 230cm kayak paddle at a little over two knots, less when paddling SUP style. She does respond well to leaning and will turn on a dime with practice. Her long tracking keel does it’s job but will tend to catch on roots and grasses when backing up. Rosie can carry a lot of gear for camping, she likes to go snorkeling, she likes taking her time on flat water and she’s an excellent platform for standing.

I don’t always ride Rosie, but when I do we’re in love!  😉

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Entering a lush mangrove canopy atop Rosie.
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(** Cue music **)

Sing along to the music, ya’ll can dance if you wan to ..

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Stability to deploy a 23ft pole near a Cypress Dome in the Everglades.
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(intro guitar riff)

Wanna tell you a story
About a kayak I know
When it comes to paddlin’
She steals the show

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Aerial, dragon fly view paddling Rosie in the Everglades.
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She ain’t exactly pretty
Ain’t exactly small
Eleven’eleven, thirty’four, sixty’one lbs
You could say she handles it all

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This is what the Peekaboo is ALL about: STABILITY!
I can stand on one leg, on one side and she will NOT flip.
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Never had a kayak
Never had a kayak like you
Carryin’ all the things and
Doin’ all the things that you do

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StandingUP at the Paddle Up on the Himmarshee Canal event in Ft Lauderdale.
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Ain’t no fast ride
Ain’t no skin and bones
But you give it all you got
Loaded up to thirty two stone!

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Does this still count as paddling?
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You’re a whole lotta kayak
A whole lotta kayak
Whole lotta Rosie
Whole lotta Rosie
Whole lotta Rosie
And you’re a whole lotta kayak

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Rosie is kinda like a heavy SUP board.
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Honey you can do it
Carry me all day long
Only one who let me
Only one who let me stand up on

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Rosie works as a versatile tender to the sailboat in the Ten Thousand Islands.
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All through the night time
Right around the clock
To my delight
Rosie never flips!

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Rosie’s claim to fame is her large viewing port.
The Peekaboo from underwater – Namaste Bitches!
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She was a whole lotta kayak
Whole lotta kayak
Whole lotta Rosie
Whole lotta Rosie
Whole lotta Rosie
A whole lotta kayak

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Looking through the port, looking at you, looking at me!
Are these damsels in distress? CLICK for more!
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Whole lotta kayak
Whole lotta kayak
Whole lotta Rosie
Whole lotta Rosie
You’re a whole lotta Rosie
A whole lotta kayak

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Rosie is not like a Barbie, but they both like to kayak.
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Whole lotta Rosie
Whole lotta kayak!

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The multi-versal Santa Sombrero and Rosie are a perfect match with the Czech connection!
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(refrain – one more time)

She was a whole lotta kayak
Whole lotta kayak
Whole lotta Rosie
Whole lotta Rosie
Whole lotta Rosie

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A kayak journey under the Bridge – the One-mile Tamiami Trail bridge!
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A whole lotta kayak!

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Blinded by the Light – on Biscayne Bay.
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Adapted from AC/DC  “Whole Lotta Rosie”  © 1977 J. Albert & Son (Pty) Ltd

Fair Use – Parody/humor.

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Camping with Rosie on the Hell’s Bay Canoe Trail.
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After all, it’s the fat bottomed kayaks that make the paddling world go ’round!

😉

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Please also enjoy this “cover” by Elvis Presley!

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