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The J-Stroke and Canadian Stroke

Kyla, my 10-year-old, took position in the stern on our last canoe trip. Her friend, who tagged along, took th…

Tags: Paddles, Canoe, Strokes

The Kayak Reverse Stroke

Sometimes you want to go backwards; maybe because you've explored a narrow creek that's so narrow you can't tu…

Tags: Video, Kayak, basics, Strokes

How to Read a Nautical Chart

This video is about a couple of small, basic points on how to read a nautical chart. Just some stuff that when…

Tags: Video, maps, navigation, Kayak

Lifting & Carrying a Canoe

Lifting and carrying anything 16 feet long is always going to pose some problems. With that said, canoes are s…

Tags: Video, Canoe, carry, Portage

How to Stand While Surfing a Wave

Robert Stehlik describes how to stand the right way on a stand up paddle board while surfing a wave Let's tal…

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The Case for Buying a Used Boat

Are you in the market for a new boat? But is your bank statement saying, "Not now"? Then Tamia suggests you ma…

Tags: In The Sameboat, used gear

What Happens If I Flip?

Paddlers often say that we're all "between swims." Flipping is always a possibility, and if you end up in th…

Tags: Video, Kayak, capsize, re-enter

Safe Cold-Water Kayaking

"One of the reasons there are so many terms for conditions of ice is that the mariners observing it were often…

Tags: Kayak, Weather, Safety

Tips For Paddling A Tandem Kayak

Tandem kayaks, or doubles, are a great way for two people to get on the water together and a fantastic way t…

Tags: Video, Kayak, tandem, technique, Strokes