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Understanding Watercraft

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…

Trim is one of the most important things we can have in the open canoe, and it's about how much of 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…

Kayaks come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be made from many different materials. Each design…

Paddle boards come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and it's important to choose the right one,…

The American Canoe Association has put together this fun animated video as a reminder for all paddlers…

For purposes of this writing I'm going to define these as closed-deck models over 14 feet in length with…

The last segment seemed to be widely read and brought out some great feedback from readers as well as…

There are certain two word combinations in the English language that most of us among the living would…

I find certain words in the English language capture my interest. Seaworthy is one of them. My brain…