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Monthly Archives: December 2012

EMS WindPro TouchScreen Gloves Review

Overview: If you’re looking for a pair of fleece gloves to layer inside of your cold-water mitts then the EMS Wind Pro Touchscreen Gloves are for you! -Kayak Dave The Deets: Material: Polartec Wind Pro polyester fabric with stretch spandex Design: Full-length, five-finger Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra-large. Be warned: Men’s and Women’s versions have … Continue reading »

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C&K Duct Tape Kayak Story Goes Viral!

Canoe & Kayak Magazine recently released a list of the top 10 most-viewed articles on their website in 2012. Well, Google Analytics has spoken and their story featuring the KayakDave.com Duct Tape Kayak Project topped the list!!! Frankly, we’re a bit surprised that our Duct Tape Kayak Project fared so well against all of the … Continue reading »

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Valley Anas Acuta Review

Overview: When people think of a “traditional” sea kayak, the Valley Anas Acuta is the boat that comes to mind. Its Greenland styling combined with extreme chines and tremendous rocker makes this kayak different from all the rest. The Anas Acuta was designed after an Inuit hunting kayak of East Greenland and was the industry’s … Continue reading »

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Welcome Aboard, Nick!

I’m very proud to welcome Nick DelPrete, one of my former kayaking students, to the KayakDave.com staff. I first met Nick back when I was a full time kayaking instructor at Coastal Kayak Educators, Inc in the mid-2000s. Nick was a stand-out in our learn-to-kayak camps and I’ve had the distinct pleasure of  watching him … Continue reading »

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KayakDave.com Xmas Card 2012

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NRS Boater’s Paddling Gloves Review

Overview “The NRS Boater’s Gloves are ideal for any type of boating. Lightweight backs, tough palms and three-quarter fingers. Great protection from sun and blisters and excellent finger dexterity.” –NRS, company website  Material: Spandex back Palm Material: Amara® Synthetic leather Seams: Single needle with high tenacity thread Design: Three-quarter finger, wristband with hook-and-loop Velcro closure … Continue reading »

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Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers for your Kayaker Friends

If you’re like me and always seem to find yourself pushing the envelope each year with the Christmas shopping then this is the post for you. Here, I’ve assembled a list of small, inexpensive (<$25) items that will make great stocking stuffers (or full-blown, budget-minded gifts) for your kayaker friends. All of these products are … Continue reading »

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Sierra Designs Pull-on Down Bootie Review

Overview: “After a long day on the trail or the mountain, treat your tired feet to a little warmth and luxury with the Pull-on Down Bootie. Made with a 100% recycled polyester ripstop shell and insulated with warm, light, and compressible 700-fill power down, the Pull-On Down Booties pack small and travel anywhere. With a … Continue reading »

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Things to consider when starting a paddling group…

Perhaps that’s jumping the gun and we should first address the why. There is a critical mass point of membership quantity that gains advantages for all. For example, with increased numbers you can consistently do events that require a minimum participation level to be safe and viable. The load for planning and running events gets … Continue reading »

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Photo of the Week: Sunset Paddle

  Our very own Alex Russo paddling the Perception Acadia Scout at sunset on Billington Sea in Plymouth. A glorious, December day by New England standards! -Kayak Dave

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