Hi, my name is "Fast" Fred Ruddock. I am a longtime river guide and kayak instructor. I have been building and maintaining the Ocoee River Guidebook for nearly a decade. I am aware many outfitters are using this material to train their new guides. I often hear positive feedback from private boaters. I have invested many hours and bought a lot of equipment creating this resource over the past decade. Additionally, this has been a very difficult year financially speaking.
I have done a lot of leg work over the summer with the intent to greatly expanded the depth and detail of the media explaining rapids and lines. I also added the kayak lines over the past season. I expect this next phase to take many more hours of full time work. Help me continue the commitment to improve this guidebook and put in the needed hours.
Here's and example of where I am heading but still refining:
I would appreciate some substantial support from the commercial interests benefiting from my efforts. However I am a realists and understand my best hope is small donations from private boaters and guides that have benefited personally.
I am currently living near the poverty level and work far too many hours providing high quality experiences. I'd like to make at least $20/hour to make this effort sustainable. All donations large and small will be greatly appreciated! If you support this effort please share.