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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 …

Tags: Kayak

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

The Group Paddle - Preparation & Group Dynamics

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

Tags: Safety

Keeping Your Kayak in Good Shape

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

Tags: Video, Kayak

Canoe Care & Maintenance

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

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Air Bag Tips for Canoes

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

Tags: Video, Canoe