Archive for the 'Video How-to' Category

Review of “Sea Kayak Rescue” DVD

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

I recently purchased the DVD, Sea Kayak Rescues by Leon Somme and Shawna Franklin.  Somme and Franklin, owners of Body, Boat, Blade, are both excellent kayakers and instructors and I expected a DVD on rescues from them to be a great addition to my video library.  Unfortunately, I was sadly disappointed when I watched the […]

Fitting a Life Jacket

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

What’s so special about “sit-on-tops”?

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Here is the long-awaited fourth video in my series on the differences between  recreational, whitewater, and sea kayaks.  This video covers the characteristics of “sit-on-top” kayaks which can be designed for recreational use, whitewater paddling, and sea kayaking.  So if you are looking to get started in kayaking, you still need to understand the differences […]

Tying the “Trucker’s Hitch”

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Once you have a canoe or kayak, one of the first things you need to learn is how to safely car-top your boat to the water.  While there are some ratcheting straps that can be used to secure the bow and stern of your boat, I much prefer to use a rope and a “Trucker’s […]

Tying a Bowline

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Last Thursday evening I gave a seminar on how to tie some of the most useful knots for paddlers.  We had over 20 people in attendance!  Since it appears to be a very popular topic, I decided to share some of the information in my very first video blog post.  Let me know how you […]

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