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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

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

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Choosing the Right Canoe

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

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How to Choose a Multi-Purpose Cruising Canoe

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

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Choosing a Kayak for Women

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

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Shopping for a Kayak or Canoe

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

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Tips for Buying that First Canoe

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

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How to Buy A Good Used Canoe

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

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