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 Get Up and Go Kayaking tour at Rock Springs in Kelly Park.
Fun and Exciting Adventures in West Virginia's New River Gorge
The New River Gorge, WV is home to zip lines, whitewater rafting, and the iconic New River Gorge Bridge. It’s a great vacation destination for families and friends.
500 Names for 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.
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!
10 Middle Tennessee Rivers You Want to Kayak, With Launch Site Information and Maps
Tennessee has a lot of rivers and humid summers, making it no surprise that kayaking, canoeing, and tubing nearby rivers is quickly becoming a popular past time of state residents.
Duck River Kayak Trip: Normandy Dam to Three Forks
Tennessee's Duck River, from Normandy Dam to Three Forks Bridge, offers good fishing, beautiful scenery and swift-flowing water .
Building a Cedar Strip Canoe, the Details: Applying a Graphite Bottom Coating
A black graphite bottom is an attactive, durable and functional addition 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 SoftTop 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.