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Understanding Watercraft

This is Marshall Seddon, from The River Connection, a kayak specialty store and instructional center in…

Test your SUP knowledge and try to fill out this puzzle. If you do finish it, take a screenshot of the…

My first remote country canoe trip was in 1974.  We began at Folliet, Ontario and cruised the…

A question I get very often is on different types of kayaks, the pros and cons of each type and why you…

Ranging from casual recreational crafts to sleek racers to bomb-proof whitewater and other rec’ boats,…

Rafa Ortiz trades his kayak for inflatable pool toy in this one-of-a-kind waterfall send. Most people…

In case you needed to know how to NOT launch a kayak, this is a perfect example.. Warning: Near the…

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

I've found paddleboarding to be a great complement to kayaking. It takes less time, it's a full-body…

Kayakers from antiquity utilized deck space for storing gear, namely hunting and fishing accessories.…

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

For many years, canoes were the most accepted form of self-propelled water craft from which to fish.…

It's hard to ponder the evolution of the kayak without revisiting where it all began. Enter the Inuit…

Canoes and sit-inside kayaks have been used for fishing by many of our ancestors. But it seems that once…

It's your first trip down a wild Canadian river. You expect big rapids, large lakes and long portages.…

Ask ten different people and you'll likely get ten different answers. But all will agree that for them,…

After the raw dimensions of length, width and depth, canoe performance is determined by hull shape.…

Learn the full glossary of canoe terminology in this excerpt from The Complete Book of Canoeing by I.…

By Claudia Kerckhoff Van WijkDirector, Madawaska Kanu Centre The "Canadian" on this page is not…

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…