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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Rip current safety

“This past Saturday evening, my husband and I went to the beach. We go once a year. We waded out in waist high water and had fun jumping into the waves which were larger than usual. The life guards were flying the yellow flags also. We made sure we stayed away from the nearby fishing … Continue reading »

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Duct Tape Kayak 2013 – Build Day 2

The new sponsorship opportunity with Heroes on the Water re-motivated the team to return to the Billington Sea Kayak barn and get back to work on Duct Tape Kayak Version 2.0 this past weekend! This time we were a man down with Alex out of town attending to his love interest. Never-the-less, Brett and I … Continue reading »

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Kayak Storage Tips

So…Have you had a conversation with your kayak this winter? Sure, we all tend to lavish attention, praise and some even a dose of abuse on our plastic and composite friends during the warm and sunny days of the paddling season; but when was the last time you sat down with your kayak to talk … Continue reading »

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Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Battery Pack Review

Overview: “Ultra lightweight USB solar charging system that fits in your pocket. Use as a single unit power pack to power your device or as a power source to recharge the batteries for use in any AA or AAA battery powered device.” – Goal Zero The Deets: Charge Time: 8-10 hours (from any USB power … Continue reading »

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Inflatable life jackets, fad or future?

  The first recorded use of personal floatation devices date back to 870 B.C. Historical records indicate that the Assyrian army used inflatable animal skins to cross a mote during the cold, frigid winters.  Greenland Intuits, the original pioneers of kayaking, stitched waterproof coverings from sealskin to protect from cold-water immersion. Per records of the … Continue reading »

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Prevent Kayak Theft with These Tips

It seems as though kayak theft has been on the rise in recent years. I know of a handful of kayaks that have “walked away” from docks, disappeared from yards, and been lifted off of car tops. Not even the kayak shop is safe; we had two brand new kayaks (still in bubble wrap) stolen … Continue reading »

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Duct Tape Kayak Project will now sponsor Heroes on the Water is excited to announce that this year’s Duct Tape Kayak Project will sponsor Heroes on the Water! Heroes on the Water (HOW) is a national, grass-roots organization with 36 local chapters that bring together wounded military personnel for guided kayak fishing excursions at no cost to these warriors or their families. Their mission is … Continue reading »

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