Building the Merlin Solo Canoe From Northwest Canoes
A detailed description (with photos) of my Merlin solo canoe build.
Perspectives on Kayaking From a Noobie: Gear, Efficiency, Safety
In my limited experience with kayaking, I learned more than I realized about gear, safety, and fitness, and thought I'd share it with you.
Building a Cedar-Strip Solo Canoe: The Perils and Pitfalls
My experience building a Northwest Passage solo cedar-strip canoe.
Is the Clear Kayak Tour in Florida Really Worth It?
An honest review of my personal experience with the Get Up and Go Kayaking tour at Rock Springs in Kelly Park. I'll discuss the tour's length, the see-through kayaks, the scenery and wildlife, and more.
500 Boat Names: Houseboats, Fishing Boats, and Sailboats
Are you looking for the perfect name for your houseboat, fishing boat, or sailboat? Look no further. Here are 500 creative names to choose from.
How to Make Foot Braces for a Wooden Kayak or Canoe
Making wooden foot braces for a cedar-strip canoe or kayak.
What Is the Best Way to Retrieve Your Boat Anchor?
Oh no, is your anchor stuck? Here's the best (and safest) ways to try to free it.
250+ Best Boat Names of All Time (Clever, Classy, and More)
Did you ever think naming a boat could be so difficult? Now it doesn’t have to be! Take a look at some of the best boat names on the net, right here!
An Unexpected Multi-Day Boundary Waters Canoe Trip
This is my journal from part of a longer Minnesota adventure that didn't quite go according to plan, when my backcountry travel buddy and I decided to canoe through the Boundary Waters rather than backpack the overgrown, hard-to-follow Border Route Trail.
Simple Starter Replacement for Yamaha Bombardier XL700 Jetski
Do you think the starter has gone out on your jet ski? No worries. It's easy to replace.
Hawaii: Snorkeling Anyone? A Guide to Your Safe and Fun Underwater Adventure
Snorkeling is one of the top must-do things in Hawaii. Here are some helpful tips and suggestions for all snorkelers – to ensure a safe and fun underwater experience!
9 Middle Tennessee Rivers to Kayak (Launch Site Info & Maps)
Tennessee has a lot of rivers and humid summers, so it's no surprise that kayaking, canoeing, and tubing nearby rivers is a popular pastime of state residents.
Building a Cedar Strip Canoe, the Details: Applying a Graphite Bottom Coating
Did you know that you can reinforce a cedar strip canoe with a durable bottom coating? Here's how to add a black graphite bottom to a canoe.
Kayaking the Cotee River in the James E. Grey Preserve: New Port Richey, Florida
The Cotee River and the James E. Grey Preserve are located on the Great Florida Birding Trail in New Port Richey and offer a scenic and relaxing kayak experience.
Spirit 120 Kayak by Future Beach: A Great Choice for a Beginner Kayak
I hadn't thought of kayaking until my sons introduced me to it. When I decided to buy my own kayak, this 10-foot sit-on-top kayak from Future Beach turned out to be perfect.
How to Strap a Kayak to a Soft Top Jeep for Transport
My dream of owning a Jeep Wrangler came true a few years ago. My dream of owning a kayak came true more recently. This is how I solved the dilemma getting the kayak to water on my soft top Jeep.
Building a Cedar Strip Kayak: The Details: Exterior Fiberglass and Planking the Deck
Once you have completed all of the sanding and caressing of wood in the lower part of the hull it is time to apply the fiberglass and epoxy
Building a Cedar Strip Kayak: The Details: Stripping the Hull
This is the step in the build process where your kayak actually starts to look like something. This can be a source of motivation.
Building a Cedar Strip Kayak: The Details: Stems and Sheer Clamp
The stems on a wood strip kayak are ¼ strips of wood which are steamed, shaped and glued together with thickened epoxy. The sheer clamp is what is used to attach the deck to the bottom of the hull.
Building a Cedar Strip Kayak: The Details: Making and Setting up the Forms
Making forms that determine the shape of the hull and deck, then setting them up on a build table for construction of a Cedar Strip Kayak.