Kayaking

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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 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 Get Up and Go Kayaking tour at Rock Springs in Kelly Park.

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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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How to Make a Bent-Frame Cane-Woven Canoe Seat

Cane woven canoe seats are attractive and not too difficult to make.

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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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Kayaking Solo

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.

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Tips on Buying a Kayak for Fishing

What the City of Allen Field Team looks for when buying our next kayak for fishing!

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Kayaking Supplies for the Beginner

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.

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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 safe, utilizing proper safety equipment.

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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.

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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 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 .

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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

A practical account, with photos, of how I built a cedar-strip kayak.

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 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.

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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

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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: Stems and Sheer Clamp

The stems on a wood strip kayak are ΒΌ 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.

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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.

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Building a Cedar Strip Kayak: The Details: Lofting the Plans

How I "lofted" the plans (made 3-dimensional templates) for my second cedar-strip kayak.

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Kayaking the Beautiful Westport River in Massachusetts: What to Consider

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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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.

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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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Building a Cedar-Strip Canoe: Final Steps

The final steps in my second cedar-strip canoe build, and a look at the results.

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Building a Cedar-Strip Canoe: Seats, Gunnels, Decks and Yoke

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."

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Building a Cedar Strip Canoe: Making the Stems

Some of the details of my second cedar-strip canoe build.

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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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Building a Cedar Strip Canoe, the Details: Making the Forms

How to create the jig for making a strip canoe.

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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.

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How to Kill Yourself in a Kayak

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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Solo Kayak Camping

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

Strip the winch and hull rollers and pads off the old trailer.

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.