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How to Use a T-Bone Truck Bed Extender for Kayaks

Here's one solution to carrying a long kayak in a short bed truck using a tailgate extender. My review of the Boonedox Groovy T-Bone Bed Extender.

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How To Make a Canoe Paddle

I’ve built four cedar strip canoes and two cedar strip kayaks, but I purchased paddles to use with them. Here's how it worked when I set about building my own paddle.

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How to Use a Kayak Cart or Dolly

If you have a heavy kayak, it can sometimes be a challenge to get it from your vehicle to your favorite paddling place. Here's how to make the job easier, using a kayak cart or dolly.

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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.

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Kayaking on Red Lake in Venice, Florida

Venice offers a lot of places for your outdoor enjoyment. If you are looking for the best places to kayak or use stand up boards on fresh water, look no further than Red Lake.

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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.

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Sea Kayaking in Crete

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

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A DIY Guide to Making a Canoe Seat

Here's how to make cane-woven DIY canoe seats, which are attractive and can be tricky, which is why I provide a complete step-by-step guide here.

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Kayaking in Michigan

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

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How To Kayak Alone

Kayaking by yourself might require a little more effort than going with a group, but it can be quite fun and rewarding. Learn how to be safe and smart when kayaking solo.

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Kayaking Safety Equipment

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

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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.

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Kayaking the Anclote River Park: Holiday, Florida

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.

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Duck River Kayaking

Tennessee's Duck River, from Normandy Dam to Three Forks Bridge, offers good fishing, beautiful scenery and swift-flowing water .

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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.

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Building a Cedar-Strip Kayak: The Basics

Want to know the basics of building a cedar-strip kayak? Here's a practical account, with photos, of how I built one.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How to Paddle a Kayak

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.

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Estimating the Cost of Epoxy and Fiberglass for Cedar-Strip Canoe

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.

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How to Make a Kayak Portage Yoke

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.

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Kayaking the Weeki Wachee River

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.

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How to Make a Kayak Cart Out of a Golf Bag Cart

This is so easy, it's embarrassing. Here is how to make your own kayak cart out of an old golf bag cart.

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The 5 Best Beginner Kayaks and How to Choose

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.

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Kayaking Adventure in Upper Tampa Bay

Anyone can be an explorer in the mazes of this estuary.

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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.

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The Duck River: God's Gift to Tennessee

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.

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10+ Risks of Kayaking (And How to Avoid Them)

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.

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How to Run a Big Waterfall in a Kayak

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

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Home-Built Canoe or Kayak Trailer

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. Here are the steps to build a DIY kayak/canoe trailer.