How to Buy

Your Guide to Finding an Inexpensive Kayak We all like to shop for a bargain. But let's be clear,…

In this video, they go over how to choose the right canoe, comparing length, width and hull shape. These…

Rule of thumb: paddle should be about 8" over your standing height. However, if you're usually surfing,…

Of all the safety gear used by those who enjoy on-water sports, none should be scrutinized more than the…

The correct paddle length should be anywhere from eight inches to twelve inches above your…

So you took a lesson, tried a rental, or borrowed a friend’s paddle board and are considering buying one…

Now that I'm back on the water again, I'm a lot more conscious and protective of my back. And to be…

The access point on Lake Monson is at the head of a small inlet on the amoeba-shaped, glacial formed…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When it comes to canoes, it's important that the shape suits the use. Learn how hull shape, rocker,…

With only 900 or more canoe models to choose from — and with each manufacturer having its own…

A multipurpose cruising canoe should be capable in intermediate (Class II) rapids, athletic enough to…

Spring is here, the weather is warming up and it's a great time to shop for a new kayak. There are so…

It's not easy buying a boat given three-quarters of the Earth's surface is covered with water. According…

For most people, a "first" canoe is like a "first" car - functional and reliable, but often stodgy and…

Canoes depreciate about ten percent when they leave the store, another ten percent when they get their…

I have been to a number of kayaking events over the last three months where numerous kayaks have been…

A critical step in narrowing down your choice of boat, for either a first-time buyer, or for a paddler…