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Gift Shopping for a Paddler

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

While I strongly advocate supporting your local paddle sports shop, the unfortunate reality of our current economy is that there are fewer and fewer really good local paddle sports shops.  As a result, many of us have no choice but to order at least some of our gear from online sources.  In the interests of […]

Building Kayak Racks

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

I just finished building some racks to hold kayaks in my new garage.  This is a simple project that requires very little in the way of tools, minimal carpentry skills, and about $30-$35 worth of materials.   I was able to complete the project on a Saturday morning – less time than it took me […]

Paddler’s Fall “To-Do” List

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

On a cold, rainy fall day at the end of the paddling season, here are a few things that a canoeist/kayaker can be thinking about. If you’ve worked on improving your skills all summer, perhaps it’s time to consider purchasing a dry suit to extend your season. If you prefer not to paddle in anything […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fall Maintenance for Canoes and Kayaks

Monday, September 27th, 2010

As I promised in my blog on “Repair Kits for Kayaking”, I am going to spend a little time talking about the routine maintenance that you should be doing on your canoes and/or kayaks.  Fall is officially here and most paddlers in the upper half of North America will soon be putting their boats into […]

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