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Which canoe can you pole and sail with?
Credit for this post goes to sgbotsford. Poling Hmm. Going out on a limb here as I don't have much poling experience. Since poling is done from a standing position, one concern is primary ...
by sgbotsford
How to repair a crack in the fibreglass
There are two types of cracks that happen with fiberglass: Surface checking: These cracks basically go through the gel coat, but don't go into the glass fibres. These are more or less harmless. ...
by sgbotsford
VHF Radio Use: What's a securite call?
Both the Coast Guard and other boaters make securite calls all the time on vhf radio channels 16 and 22a. Securite calls describe hazards to navigation or other issues related to safe navigation. ...
by AdamGloucester
Go'n ta try it again
I threw out my shoulder shoveling my car out for the third time during snowmageddon a year ago this February. Lifted with the knees, twisted at the torso, took small shovel full's of snow - did ...
by Daniel
Which is tippier canoes or kayaks?
As Sound Chaser says: each evolved to solve specific needs and address specific problems. Each specific need resulted in a design with specific characteristics that met the need. There is no one ...
by Daniel
Kayaking - Ontario
Love to kayak - but having trouble to find anyone to kayak with me. Know lots of neat rivers not far out of Toronto, Ontario. Let me know who is interested to go out on weekends, or some weekdays. ...
by kittykayak
Here's to a great summer
I've been spoiled by the early spring, and impatiently, I took out the kayak in late March, paddling among the melting ice floes. I always find it fascinating to witness the rapid changes between the ...
by kitchissippi
How to replace the canvas on a canoe
Where to buy the canvas In Edmonton, you can buy wide canvas from Norseman Tent & Awning -- a joint company with Camper's Village. Any company that makes outfitter's tents should be able to ...
by sgbotsford
Paddling in Ice on the Hudson
Trip report 12/31/102 paddlers Ron Kleiman & Mo Fridlich.Met at Foundry Cove at 10:00 to launch. I got there first and offloaded my boat. Mo got there and asked "Did you check if the launch is ...
by torahron
How much is _____ worth?
There are many prospective sellers and buyers post asking about how much a 2 year old this or a10 year old that is worth. First the value of a used item is often greater to the current owner ...
by Daniel
More options for transporting
Here is an option for transporting kayaks with a truck. My brother made this rack a few years ago and it works really well. It is basically a shortened A frame and the entire bottom fills the ...
by auntierain
Wally World Oshawa Group
Got a kayak,and no one to go with,come with us . Hello,my name is Wally. Just awhile ago I joined kayak buddies,I am still trying to figure out the site here,I am not a computer wize,but I do love ...
by wally
Snow Kayaking – Yes Snow Kayaking
It's winter, the rivers are frozen or covered in snow. Nothing nearby except mountains covered in a several feet of snow. It seems winter wears hard on these land locked kayakers. Especially those ...
by Daniel
A quick Rideau retreat
Paddling on the Rideau can be satisfying when you seek a quick getaway into nature while remaining not too far from amenities like flushing toilets and snack stops. On the lakes that form the upper ...
by kitchissippi
Kayak fishing
Kayak fishing is fishing from a kayak. The kayak has long been a means of transportation and a means of accessing fishing grounds. Kayak fishing has gained popularity in recent times.The most ...
by Rebecca
My list of best trips...
I got asked this in a couple of private messages. All of these trips took around 3 weeks of 'not much time for fishing' days. Some of these trips were decades ago. All were done as a paid employee ...
by sgbotsford
Leaping Sturgeons?
Not having paddled as much as I wanted and no more time left for the paddling the Florida panhandle, my wife and I headed east along Florida's Interstate 10 (I10). After about 5+ hours driving we ...
by Daniel
Day Paddle Trip Planning
Shortly I will have an opportunity to day paddle the Florida panhandle. Not knowing the area I headed over to Google Earth to get the lay of the land (so to speak). While Google Earth is great for ...
by Daniel
Tenth oldest light house in US
The summer before I whacked out my shoulder, my wife and I spent a week on Mobjack bay (pronounced mob-jack). Mobjack is located on the Chesapeake Bay just north of the York River in Virginia. One of ...
by Daniel
Storing a canoe to prevent gunnel rot
Storing a canoe to prevent gunnel rot The leading cause of gunnel rot is the storage of the canoe. Don't leave it out in the weather. Debris collects in the crack between the canvas and the lip ...
by sgbotsford
My "Never again!" list
After my blog about trips that were favs, I should put down some that I will never do again. 1. The Red Deer (aka the Dead Rear...) This route starts at Penhold, the bottom of the good part of the ...
by sgbotsford
Would You Keep On Kayaking If It's Raining?
I'n not talking about lightning and storms that can be dangerous just on being our with your kayak enjoying the river or the sea when it starts reaining. Most kayakers I know including me ...
by Rebecca
Buying a used Kayak: What would I inspect Part I
Below are the views of one person. Feel free to use them as suggestions in developing your own pre-purchase inspection list. Would I be this critical with a $200-$300 recreational used kayak - ...
by Daniel
Poling a canoe? Say what?
When Vale commented earlier that she had never heard of poling I realized that I needed to get people up to speed. Firstly: I'm not an expert. I've played with it a bit, but I've run into in the ...
by sgbotsford
Canoes vs. Kayaks
Image of a couple canoing posted by Idaho Canoe and Kayak What is the difference between a canoe and a kayak? As Der Nageler said there are different styles of Canoes and kayaks. There are ...
by Daniel
The Elie 140 XE
The Elie 140 XE is the top model, and this is a fabulous kayak - one that you will not outgrow. It has good speed and maneuverability. It's well made and practically indestructible. They also ...
by Sound Chaser
Why not to use an iPhone to map and track distance
Weak GPS signal While there are phones that do mapping and distance tracking, most of them aren't very good at it. An iPhone has 3 radios in it: The phone cell radio, the bluetooth radio, and the ...
by sgbotsford
Trent-Severn Paddle and Pedal
The Trent-Severn waterway is an historic water route that winds through central Ontario from Georgian Bay (Lake Huron) to the Bay of Quinte (Lake Ontario), cutting through scenic cottage country ...
by kitchissippi
Hi everyone!
Hey great site! Never knew there were so many kayakers in the Durham Region. I've just started taking it serious this year and enjoying every minute. So far just paddling around Duffins Creek but ...
by DaveR
My history of kayaking
I got into kayaking in the spring of '04 mainly to shoot wildlife from a much better vantage point and angle. I will admit that I've tried canoes and have tipped in each and every time. I much prefer ...
by TOLady
What is the value of a used kayak?
I like these questions. They keep showing up and they are never easy to answer. Forgive me please: You'll find it is only worth what you can get someone to pay you for it tempered with how badly ...
by Daniel
Breaking the Mold
As paddling becomes more popular - the look and function of self-propelled boats is widening. Here are a few variations on the theme. Hobie kayaks - http://www.hobiecat.com/kayaking/ They come ...
by hydrabadchick
Yesterday I spent a few hours noodling about the D y k e Marsh Wildlife Preserve.
I apologize for the title. Due to blogging software filters I had to play some games with the name of the wildlife preserve. Off the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) about 1.3 miles south ...
by Daniel
To boldly go. . .
I'd done the start of the the trip when we did the Mirror-MacFarlane. This time we ran out of water some 15 km short of our planned portage, and we had to scout a new path. Murray and I returned ...
by sgbotsford
Waterproof cameras
When the action moves from the beach to the water, your Olympus digital camera needn’t be left behind. The PT-041 underwater case has been specially customised for the µ 790SW/mju850 ...
by Rebecca
Refibreglassing an old cedar strip canoe
Credit for this post goes to Sherwood Botsford. Sum Lake asks: I have stripped the original fiberglass off an old Langford canoe and want to refiberglass the outside hull but there are ...
by sgbotsford
Tips for paddling a Seewun
Credit for this post goes to STEVE. Phoenix Kayaks Phoenix had a whole line of boats -- all the creamy white "natural" color. And they were all the same price $240. I actually owned three of ...
by Vale
Which canoe size is best for you?
A canoe does not need to match your height, if anything, it should match your weight. Actually, the intended load and the type of water you plan to run are the best determining factors for the ...
by sgbotsford
Planning Your Route With Google Earth From Your Home
I've just realized that I can use Google earth to plan my trips! I was reading the trip report of Michael from the Canadian Ckayaker blog who is doing a really beautiful route on the Philip Edward ...
by Rebecca
Day trip to the Trent-Severn Waterway
I have wanted to do a day trip to the Trent-Severn Waterway for several years now, and I finally organized a trip. I wanted to kayak through a couple of locks, as well as the 65 foot high ...
by outtolunch42

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