Archive for September, 2009

Paddler’s Etiquette

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

As paddlers, we often suffer the inconveniences and risks associated with other boaters who do not follow appropriate boating regulations or use common courtesy when  on the waterways.  It is not uncommon to hear kayakers complaining about harrassment from jet skiers, or near accidents with ski boats where the driver was watching the skier and […]

When Kayaking Becomes a Pain in the Butt

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

A common complaint that I have heard from some people who have tried kayaking is that they find it to be uncomfortable after awhile, if not downright painful.  It is unfortunate when people have this experience because in most cases it can be corrected and the discomfort will be eliminated.  The first thing to check […]

Dressing for Paddling (Part 3)

Monday, September 7th, 2009

In my last post, I mentioned a garment called a “rash guard”.  Apparently, this is not a piece of clothing that everyone is familiar with.  I think it might be wise to include some definitions in  my post today. Rash Guard – a short or long sleeve shirt made of relatively light-weight lycra material intended […]

Dressing for Paddling (Part 2)

Friday, September 4th, 2009

A couple of the students in my class today referred to my previous blog post as the “scary blog”.  Well now that I have your attention, I’ll move on to the particulars of how to dress in order to avoid the kinds of problems I talked about in the “scary blog”. The first thing you […]

Dressing for Paddling (Part 1)

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

A student of mine suggested that I blog about the subject of how to dress for paddling.  Given the rather chilly summer we have had and the fact that we are now heading into autumn, it is a timely suggestion and one that I am going to heed.  For those of us who paddle in […]

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