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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Photo of the Week: Mohegan Canoe

I found myself at the Mohegan Sun Casino this past weekend and for once in a blue moon I didn’t have kayaking on my mind. My brainwaves were filled with country tunes as I made my way through the casino to see Kenny Chesney perform in his No Shoes Nation Tour. The show was incredible; … Continue reading »

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The Most Interesting New Sea Kayaks for 2013

I’ve spent the past few weeks scouring the various buyer’s guides in preparation for the Spring paddling season and the opportunity to demo some of the new-to-2013 touring kayaks. Here are eight new models that I will travel far and wide for the chance to try and why: Necky Elias: The lines of the new … Continue reading »

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Sneak Peak of the 2013 Duct Tape Kayak!

There’s only about a month to go before Duct Tape Kayak Version 2.0 is slated to hit the water! We’re really excited about all of the changes that we’ve made this year and decided that it was time to give everyone a sneak peak of the new deck design… This year’s Duct Tape Kayak will … Continue reading »

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Photo of the Week: Ice Breaker

It’s been quite a while since we’ve had a photo of the week but I figured that this photo that I took while “breaking up” the ice on Billington Sea would be a nice way to celebrate the beginning of Spring and usher in the start of paddling season! Happy Paddling! -Kayak Dave P.S. We’re … Continue reading »

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Like KayakDave.com on Facebook for Your Chance to Win!

The KayakDave.com Facebook page is buzzing with all sorts of content from the paddle-o-sphere and beyond! Be sure to “like” our Facebook page to view exclusive content that doesn’t make it onto the site. This includes the expanded Duct Tape Kayak photo albums, details on local paddling events, instructional posts from our partner websites, and … Continue reading »

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Rainwear and Jackets for Sea Kayakers

April showers bring May flowers but what do Mayflowers bring?? Well, if you come from my neck of the woods then the answer is: Pilgrims…but I digress… Spring is in the air and in a lot of places that means a shift in the weather from frozen and snowy to a bit less cold and … Continue reading »

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Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour 2013

The Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour 2013 is on the road and visiting a city near you! The tour features over two hours of paddling films including epic whitewater runs, remote sea kayaking adventures, and paddle boarding like you’ve never seen it before. Heads up to paddlers in the Greater Boston Area: The tour … Continue reading »

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Best way to dry your boots

Even the most waterproof boots available in stores today will become saturated with moisture after an extended time in the elements. Whether hiking 25 miles in the humid rain forest or trekking through winter time snow conditions, it is likely, either though excessive exposure or complete submersion, that your boots will end up wet. Without … Continue reading »

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New Kayak Spotlight: The Valley Gemini Twins

The upcoming paddling season will be full of great opportunities for kayak shoppers thanks to dozens of new sea kayak models slated to hit the showroom floor. I took some time over the winter to comb the blogs and buyers guides in an effort to identify the most exciting additions to the fleet.  This journey … Continue reading »

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Trip Tips: Spring Kayaking on Cape Cod

There’s no doubt in my mind that the spring is the best time of the year to go paddling on Cape Cod. There are many reasons for this but mostly because it’s quiet on the Cape in the spring. The summer tourists and beach-goers have yet to descend on this vacation hot-spot thus leaving the … Continue reading »

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