In summary, kayaking is so much more than it appears to be. Through kayaking, I learn valuable lessons, feel at peace in nature, make memories with my mom, and gain a sense of self-accomplishment through tension. To you, it may simply be a small boat, but to me, it's an outlet.
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.
An honest review of my personal experience with Get Up and Go Kayaking tour at Rock Springs in Kelly Park.
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.
Tennessee's Duck River, from Normandy Dam to Three Forks Bridge, offers good fishing, beautiful scenery and swift-flowing water .
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.
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.
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.
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
This is the step in the build process where your kayak actually starts to look like something. This can be a source of motivation.
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.
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.
How I "lofted" the plans (made 3-dimensional templates) for my second cedar-strip kayak.
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.
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.
Detailed description of how to make the seats, yoke, gunnels and decks for the project I described in "Building a Cedar Strip Canoe: The Basics."
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.
How to create the jig for making a strip canoe.
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.