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.
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.
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.
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.
Building a Cedar Strip Kayak (The Details): Lofting the Plans
Are you planning to build a cedar strip kayak? Here's how I "lofted" the plans (made 3-dimensional templates) for my second cedar-strip kayak.
Westport River Kayaking in Massachusetts: A Complete Guide
There are many places to kayak in Massachusetts. One place is the Westport River. Kayak by yourself or with companies like Osprey Sea Kayak or the Kayak Centre of Rhode Island.
Building a Cedar-Strip Canoe: Estimating the Cost of Epoxy and Fiberglass
One of the major material costs of building a cedar-strip canoe is epoxy and fiberglass cloth. There are a number of suppliers, and epoxy costs vary a fair amount.
Building a Cedar-Strip Canoe: Seats, Gunnels, Decks and Yoke
Read detailed descriptions of making the seats, yoke, gunnels, and decks for building a cedar-strip canoe.
Kayaking the Hillsborough River of Central Florida
Looking for a little outdoor adventure on your next trip to Florida? A day of kayaking down the Hillsborough River may be just the thing for you. You'll encounter a variety of wildlife including alligators, turtle, owls, hawks, and numerous water birds.
Building a Cedar Strip Canoe, the Details: Making the Forms
How to create the jig for making a strip canoe.
Building a Cedar-Strip Canoe, the Details: Lofting the Plans
A description of how to create canoe plans from a table of offsets which are hull measurements (lofting). Expansion of "Building a Cedar Strip Canoe: The Basics" with more details this time.