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Maintenance & Repair

"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.…