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Understanding Watercraft

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…

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…

As a professional educator and a kayaking instructor I must begin this article by saying: I believe…

Even with your best planning there are times where you will find yourself being turned parallel to the…

One of the most fundamental skills a paddler needs to master is stabilizing their partner's kayak so…

Aside from being much shorter in length, the biggest difference between whitewater and sea kayaks is the…

So, you've learned and practiced all the basic strokes: the forward, the sweep, the stern rudder, the…

Earlier this year, a manufacturer of high-end composite canoes sponsored a weekend paddle down a local…

Most white water paddlers don't think much of flat-water canoeing. After all, what could be attractive…

The paddle is your propulsion, steering, and stabilizer. You'll have it in your hands nearly all the…

Let me tell you right off the bat: if your kayak doesn't have a rudder, don't worry about it. Rudders…

Canoe design is really important and you need to understand a little bit about it when you choose a…

We're using the Old Town Appalachian to demonstrate the parts of a typical canoe. Bow vs.…

Hi, I'm Danny Lang. Today we're going to discuss hull shapes, side shapes, and also rocker on…

I'm Danny Lang, a professional guide and experienced canoeist, here today to talk to you about canoe…

Believe it or not, the main purpose of rudders or skegs isn't to turn a kayak, it's to keep a kayak…

In this video, we're going to look at five kayaking tips that will make you a better paddler or at least…

Before you put your canoe in the water and start paddling, you need to understand how a canoe works…

Kayaks come in two basic styles. You've got Sit-on-Top (SOT) kayaks and you've got Sit-Inside kayaks and…