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Smart Storage Keeps Boats Healthy

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

Tags: Kayak, Weather

Building A Kayak Repair Kit

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

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Basic Home Paddle Repair

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

Tags: Paddles

Season's End Maintenance

It's so easy, after squeezing in that very last paddling trip of the season, to shove your boat in or behind t…

Tags: Canoe, Kayak

Season's End Gear Maintenance

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

Tags: Canoe, Kayak

How To Winterize Your Boat

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

Tags: Cliff Jacobson, Canoe, maintenance

Winterizing: You And Your Kayak

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

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Custom Canoe Care Tips

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

Tags: Canoe

Spring Cleaning Kayaking Equipment

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

Tags: Kayak