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  • Have you been wanting to float the Edisto River, but don't know what locations to use to access it? I've outlined a few for you here.

    Edisto River Float: Access Points

    Edisto River Float: Access Points

    by Alicia Lawson20

  • 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.

    An Unexpected Multi-Day Boundary Waters Canoe Trip

    An Unexpected Multi-Day Boundary Waters Canoe Trip

    by Deb Kingsbury0

  • It can be unbearably hot in Texas during the summer. Finding a great swimming hole can help you beat the heat. A few of my favorites are featured here.

    Texas Swimming Holes

    Texas Swimming Holes

    by KRC8

  • This is a simple homemade portage yoke that is inexpensive and simple to construct. It works well with no slippage and is quick and easy to attach.

    How to Make a Kayak Portage Yoke

    How to Make a Kayak Portage Yoke

    by jimmar1

  • Boating in rough water is inevitable and all boaters should know how to handle it. Boating through chop requires common sense and following some basic rules. Well designed boats can handle rough water, but it's always the captain's responsibility

    How to Handle Chop in a Small Boat

    How to Handle Chop in a Small Boat

    by Russ Moran - The Write Stuff7

  • An A to Z of surfing terms from air to Zog's it's all here. If talking the talk is important to you apres surf then this list of surfing terms should prove invaluable!

    Surfing Slang: An A-Z of Surf Terms

    Surfing Slang: An A-Z of Surf Terms

    by Chris Leather13

  • Storing a Catalina 27 sailboat for a long winter on the Great Lakes can be an expensive proposition. We found an inexpensive solution that every practical sailor can appreciate.

    Storing a Catalina 27 for Great Lakes Winters

    Storing a Catalina 27 for Great Lakes Winters

    by Mike Hardy0

  • When thinking of purchasing a boat, the first thing to think about is the hull material. Fiberglass, wood, steel, aluminum or ferro-cement, all have pros and cons. Here is what we have decided.

    Which Is the Best Boat Hull Material?

    Which Is the Best Boat Hull Material?

    by Meredith Davies3

  • Washing clothes is one of the most dreaded chores onboard a boat. The cramped quarters and limited fresh water compound the difficulty of the task.

    Doing Laundry on Your Sailboat

    Doing Laundry on Your Sailboat

    by SquidooPower38

  • For a great adventure and something a little different on your next trip to the west coast of Florida check out Paddling Adventures for a kayak or canoe trip down the Weeki Wachee River.

    Kayaking the Weeki Wachee River

    Kayaking the Weeki Wachee River

    by Bill De Giulio40

  • The equipment you select for a cruising sailboat should be items which will keep you safe and comfortable. Here are a few items we want on our sailboat.

    Outfitting a Boat for Cruising

    Outfitting a Boat for Cruising

    by Meredith Davies0

  • Using my home built cedar-strip kayak for wilderness camping in Canada's Quetico Provincial Park.

    Solo Kayak Camping

    Solo Kayak Camping

    by jimmar1

  • I'm an avid kayaker and follow news feeds and local news reports. Every few days throughout each year, kayaking deaths are brought to my attention, some of which I'll share here.

    How to Kill Yourself in a Kayak

    How to Kill Yourself in a Kayak

    by MagicMan00735

  • Sailing with children is a rewarding experience: this article contains tips for parents who want to develop a love of sailing in their children.

    Sailing with Children for the First Time

    Sailing with Children for the First Time

    by Leah Lefler37

  • A pontoon boat is a different animal from bass boats and ski boats. Here's what you should know about picking out just the right prop for your pontoon boat.

    Picking the Perfect Pontoon Boat Propeller

    Picking the Perfect Pontoon Boat Propeller

    by twayneking8

  • Listing of tall ships around the world that you can sail on as a crew member.

    Sail a Tall Ship

    Sail a Tall Ship

    by MacPharlain71

  • A brief history of the Duck River that runs through Middle Tennessee, the endangered species that thrive in its waters, and the unique and diverse animal life that lives in its ecosystem.

    The Duck River: God's Gift to Tennessee

    The Duck River: God's Gift to Tennessee

    by somethgblue23

  • There are a few items you must have on your boat to keep it legal. Unfortunately, the law doesn't cover everything. Here are the top 10 things you need to have on board next time you leave the dock.

    10 Things You Must Have on Your Boat

    10 Things You Must Have on Your Boat

    by Alan3

  • Whitewater kayaking, especially running waterfalls, is inherently dangerous, but there are precautions you can take to reduce the risks.

    How to Run a Big Waterfall in a Kayak

    How to Run a Big Waterfall in a Kayak

    by Big Kimshew1

  • Examples of boat names and tips for naming your boat.

    Boat Name Ideas

    Boat Name Ideas

    by LeonJane15

  • Where to go and what you should see while having an adventure of a lifetime in Crete!

    Sea Kayaking in Crete

    Sea Kayaking in Crete

    by Tamara Abrosimova0

  • (Photo by Steve Smith) (Photo by Steve Smith) (Photo by Steve Smith) I enjoyed a wonderful childhood full of whitewater rafting trips.  Both my father and big sister worked as river guides, and I have been informally trained as a river guide...

    Safety Tips for Whitewater Rafting Trips

    Safety Tips for Whitewater Rafting Trips

    by Simone Haruko Smith10

  • Here is an in-depth yet easy-to-follow description of the starting solenoid used on most Yamaha jet ski starting systems.

    Yamaha Jetski Starting Solenoid

    Yamaha Jetski Starting Solenoid

    by Joanna0

  • There are many great locations to launch your boat at Clear Lake if you are going to Lake County for boating or fishing, it is free to launch, but you will need an inspection permit from the county to use your boat on the lake.

    Where to Launch a Boat at Clear Lake, California

    Where to Launch a Boat at Clear Lake, California

    by CZCZCZ1

  • Endless lakes, rivers, dams, and ponds make Michigan a kayaker's paradise. This article features kayaks for sportsmen, adventurers, and lovers of leisure.

    Kayaking in Michigan

    Kayaking in Michigan

    by Leland Johnson8

  • Beginner kayaks are fun for all ages and safe when used on placid lakes and rivers or in sheltered bays. This page takes at a look at how to choose, with some of the best models available.

    The 5 Best Beginner Kayaks and How to Choose

    The 5 Best Beginner Kayaks and How to Choose

    by Will Apse2

  • Plumbing aboard a boat is different from anywhere else. There are certain special precautions that must be taken.

    Plumbing Fixtures on Boats

    Plumbing Fixtures on Boats

    by Liz Elias10

  • Kayaking alone might require a little more effort than going with a group, but it can be quite fun and rewarding. Learn how to kayak solo safely and smartly.

    Kayaking Solo

    Kayaking Solo

    by David Halk2

  • Why not take up scuba diving? It's exciting and relatively expensive, but you have to learn a few new things and you might have a hard time finding diving buddies.

    Scuba-Diving Certification Tips for Seniors

    Scuba-Diving Certification Tips for Seniors

    by Larry Douglas Clifton0

  • As kayaking grows in popularity, so do injuries and drownings related to this activity. So be prepared and paddle safe, utilizing proper safety equipment.

    Kayaking Safety Equipment

    Kayaking Safety Equipment

    by Susan Sears6

  • Many think that kayaking would be a great way to enjoy the water, but don't like the fact that they tire so quickly. Here is a method of paddling that will allow you to spend more time on the water.

    How to Paddle a Kayak

    How to Paddle a Kayak

    by Chris Mills12

  • Yes, you absolutely can jump start a jet ski. Use another healthy battery, another jet ski, your vehicle, or a jump starter. Each method has its own highly important cautions for your safety as well as your jet ski's.

    3 Ways to Jump Start a Jet Ski

    3 Ways to Jump Start a Jet Ski

    by Joanna1

  • This list includes some of the most important items to consider investing in after you purchase your kayak. It will assist you in sorting out all of the many items available for kayaks.

    Kayaking Supplies for the Beginner

    Kayaking Supplies for the Beginner

    by Susan Sears8

  • Boats anchors can be expensive. For your main anchor, I definitely recommend you have a real, store bought anchor, but you can make an inexpensive second anchor yourself.

    Make Your Own Homemade Anchor

    Make Your Own Homemade Anchor

    by JackOfAllHobbies2

  • Researching ice swimming has been fun, and just downright hilarious with some of the information my research discovered.

    Butt-Naked Ice Swimming

    Butt-Naked Ice Swimming

    by Money Glitch336

  • We aren't quite sure when people decided to start floating down the Edisto River but it's been happening for a while and with good reason! It's just plain fun and relaxing!

    Floating the Edisto River!

    Floating the Edisto River!

    by Alicia Lawson16

  • Yet another fascinating kayaking destination is the Anclote River Park located in Hudson, Florida. Coastal mangroves, sleepy inlets, and amazing wildlife abound here on Florida's Gulf Coast.

    Kayaking the Anclote River Park:  Holiday, Florida

    Kayaking the Anclote River Park: Holiday, Florida

    by Bill De Giulio12

  • One of the things I fear is having my canoe sink or scuttle if I ever capsize. So, as an extra measure of caution I decided to add floatation chambers to the bow and stern. *corrected calculations

    Canoe Flotation Chambers

    Canoe Flotation Chambers

    by jimmar6

  • We took an old boat trailer and welded onto it a structure that would carry multiple boats, have a low center of gravity, not wobble too much, and not create too much wind resistance.

    Home-Built Canoe or Kayak Trailer

    Home-Built Canoe or Kayak Trailer

    by twayneking14

  • If you're ready to quit your job and buy a sailboat, find out how these four sailing entrepreneurs are making it work through crowdfunding.

    Crowdfunding a Sailing Adventure

    Crowdfunding a Sailing Adventure

    by Mary Wickison12

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