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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Kokatat releases their new Icon Drysuit

Kokatat, arguably the leading dry suit designer in the kayaking industry, has just released their new Icon Dry Suit for the 2013 paddling season! This rear-entry dry suit is part of their Jackson Collection which includes the Maximus PFD and three dry tops. The collection was developed in collaboration with whitewater paddling legend Eric Jackson … Continue reading »

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Sleds by Lincoln Canoe & Kayak

It’s about that time of the winter that many kayakers begin to develop a serious case of cabin fever! If cold water kayaking isn’t your cup of tea then consider taking one of these new-to-2013, handcrafted sleds by Lincoln Canoe and Kayak for a slide! Also, here’s a link to my “Alternative Winter Activities for … Continue reading »

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Take the 11th Annual Jordan Hospital Polar Plunge!

If you’re looking for the opportunity to take a polar plunge in support of a great charity then it’s time to mark your calendars! The Jordan Hospital Club will be hosting their 11th Annual Polar Plunge on Long Beach in Plymouth, MA on Saturday March 2nd, 2013 at 10:30am. The event expects to attract over … Continue reading »

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Kayaks Made in the USA

Working at a local kayak shop it is not uncommon for customers to ask where specific kayaks are made. During a time of increasing patriotism and pride in American made products, more and more consumers are seeking products made right here in the homeland. Here is a comprehensive list of kayaks made in the United … Continue reading »

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Kayak Dave’s Snowpocalypse 2013 Experience

Some of our regular readers may have noticed that things have been rather quiet at KayakDave.com for the past week or so. The reason for this is because Alex and I both reside at the epicenter of the recent “Snowpocalypse” that hit New England… Our home town of Plymouth, MA was walloped with high winds, … Continue reading »

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Cold Water Training for Sea Kayakers

I’ve come to believe that safe paddling in cold-water conditions hinges on the paddler’s respect for the dangers of cold water.  Reading about relevant topics such as recognizing and treating hypothermia, dressing for immersion, and what to do if you capsize in cold water is a great first step toward developing awareness. However, there’s no … Continue reading »

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Kayak Insurance: Can you insure a kayak?

Intro: Protecting your kayak against personal property loss This series is designed to give an informational insight on some of the most commonly asked questions involving insurance and kayaking. Can you insure a kayak? Do you need separate insurance policy to cover gear? What if your kayak is stolen, will you be covered? These are just … Continue reading »

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