Archive for August, 2010

Repair Kits for Kayaking

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Right here and now, I need to acknowledge that most of what I know about kayaking repair kits is stuff that I’ve learned from a good friend and fellow kayaking instructor, John Browning.  Like me, he is a total gear geek, but he has one of the best systems of repair kits that I’ve ever […]

High Angle or Low Angle? That is the Question.

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

When I began kayaking in the late 80’s, the big debate among sea kayakers was whether it was better to use a rudder, a skeg, or neither.  Now that the “skeg vs. rudder” argument has cooled down, the current hot topic has switched to high angle vs. low angle forward stroke.  Like the old rudder/skeg […]

Pumps and Paddle Floats

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Two pieces of standard safety gear carried by most sea kayakers are the pump and paddlefloat.  As many people don’t give these items a lot of thought before purchasing, I’d like to discuss some considerations in choosing a pump and a paddle float. There isn’t a lot of difference between most of the bilge pumps […]

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