Archive for July, 2010

Outfitting Your PFD (Life Jacket)

Monday, July 26th, 2010

I had a request from one of my readers to talk about the topic of “outfitting a life jacket”.  It has been said in reference to your safety gear, “if it isn’t on your person, then you can’t guarantee it will be there when you need it.”  The trick is finding ways to carry all […]

Forward Stroke

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Arguably the most important stroke in kayaking is probably the most difficult to master.  Luckily, just about any forward stroke, regardless of how poorly executed, will move your kayak forward.  However, most of us are interested in being able to paddle farther with less effort and fatigue. I just got back from teaching at the […]

Review of the “Paddling Partner” Stability System

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

My friend and former student, Carl Vopal, inventor of the Paddling Partner Stability System, gave me one of the units to try out.  I installed it in the day hatch of a Current Designs Sirocco that I use for my introductory sea kayaking classes. I have been very pleased with the quality of the system […]

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