Archive for October, 2010

Fixing Indentations in Plastic Kayak Hulls

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

If you own a rotomolded polyethylene plastic kayak, you may very well have some dents in the bottom of your kayak hull.  The hull area under the cockpit is generally the broadest and flattest part of the kayak and therefore, the most prone to these kinds of deformities.  Luckily, most of these dents really have […]

Ballast and Rolling

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Earlier this week, I was watching Carl Vopal finish up a few shots for a video on how to install the “Paddling Partner” ballast system for kayaks.  He is planning to end this video by demonstrating how the ballast assists in performing braces because the boat has a tendency to want to right itself when […]

Personal Experience with the Helen Wilson DVD

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

In the last week, I had a student ask me for a couple private lessons to work on a sculling high brace and a static balance brace.  Besides lucking out by having gorgeous weather for both lessons, it was also a fortunate coincidence that I had recently watched my new Helen Wilson DVD, “Simplifying the […]

Winter Canoe/Kayak Storage

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

I have a total of 19 boats stored in my garage over the winter , and my husband and I can still get both of our cars in the garage, as well.  We have an average 22′ x 22′ two-car garage with a small 8′ x 12′ tool shed in the yard where we store […]

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