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Maintenance & Repair

Short of actually plastic welding, there are a few quick fixes that will keep a rotomolded hull from…

Last month we discussed how to detect and patch (not "repair") a leak on a typical roto-molded kayak…

Any captain, regardless of the tonnage of his vessel, is concerned with taking on water. Kayaking, and…

For some of us, storing our canoe or kayak is as simple as dropping it off alongside the garage or…

"The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is…

I can still see myself thrusting the tip of my fiberglass paddle into the murky water as I initiated a…

It's so easy, after squeezing in that very last paddling trip of the season, to shove your boat in or…

While I don't want to suggest that paddling is over once the leaves start to fall, this is the time of…

I live in Minnesota where winter stops canoeing and kayaking cold. Snow arrives in late October and…

As I look out through the large window in front of my computer desk I see the sun peaking out from…

My friend Bob Brown once eyed my four impeccably maintained solo canoes and suggested that I was really…

Even though the official start of spring for the Northern hemisphere is March 20th, the vernal equinox,…

A kayaking buddy, we'll call him "Ben", is one heck of a paddler. He's got years of big, blue water…

Kayaks are pretty simple machines. They don't require a lot of maintenance, but there are a few things…

With proper care and storage a canoe will last a lifetime.   Storage  The ideal way to…

Kayaks have spray skirts. Canoes have airbags. They're equally as important. You could blow them up with…

Inflatable SUP boards are a fun way to get on the water. Use the rules of thumb outlined in this video…

Rail Tape is a good investment for your plastic or fiberglass board - it keeps it from getting chipped…

What's in a name? Quite a lot, usually. Take Paddling.net, for instance. You probably don't visit…

Rip! That's one sound no canoeist or kayaker wants to hear. But sooner or later, all of us will.…