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Jerks and Hard Heads

No, I'm not speaking of jet skis, charter captains, air boats, and tourists. OK, they all can fall in to the c…

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Papa's Got A Brand New Boat

First, a moment of silence for the hardest working man in show business. The Godfather of soul - James Brown. …

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Starting Your Paddling Library

I remember buying my first sea kayaking manual after meeting its author, John Dowd, at an early kayak symposiu…

A Few Words on Cameras for Paddlers

One of the great companion activities associated with paddling is photography. The quietness of the canoes and…

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Racks and Transporting Boats

The more I look around, the more kayaks I see out on the water. I have often wondered when the market would be…

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Buying a Whitewater Canoe

What should you look for in a whitewater canoe, besides yourself with a big smile on your face? Does picking …

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Choosing a Whitewater Kayak

The days of long, skinny kayaks shaped like logs with a hole carved into the top of them are gone, and along w…

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Different Types of Whitewater Kayaks

So what type of boat should you get? Now that you understand the characteristics, you will need to ask yoursel…

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Choosing the Right Canoe - Shape Matters

The flatter the bottom, the more primary stability (steady when flat) the canoe has, but you give up some hull…

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