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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Duct Tape Kayak Project now Accepting Donations on Facebook!

The Duct Tape Kayak Project will now be accepting donations to support the Massachusetts Chapter of Heroes on the Water via the Donations App on our Facebook page! The app allows our supporters who prefer to use credit and debit cards to make secure donations via their Paypal account. Help us reach our lofty fundraising … Continue reading »

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Photo of the Week – “Cranberry Crossing”

In sticking with this month’s Acadia National Park theme, I present to you “Cranberry Crossing”! I took this photo during a day trip that I led to the Cranberry Islands on our 2011 MITOC trip to Acadia. The trip out to and around the Cranberry Islands from Seal Harbor has been touted as one of … Continue reading »

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North Shore Aspect LV RM Review

  Deets Material: Single-layer rotomolded plastic Class: Transitional/Light touring Hull: Shallow-V Length: 14’3” Width: 23.5″ Weight: 48lbs Rudder/skeg: Retractable skeg MSRP: $1375   Manufacturer’s comments “All the performance and features of the regular sized Aspect only scaled down to suit the modestly framed paddler. The Aspect, is a real sports tourer and probably the only … Continue reading »

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The Best Kayaks for Kids

Finding the right kayak for your child can be a challenging endeavor. One option is to stick them in an adult-sized kayak. This may be ill-advised for smaller children as often times an adult-sized kayak is just too much boat to handle. Smaller children will find themselves “swimming” inside the overly-voluminous cockpit leading to an … Continue reading »

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Photo of the Week: “Paddling by The Bubbles”

The MIT Outing Club posted sign-ups for our annual Memorial Day trip to Acadia National Park this week! I figured that featuring some kayaking pictures from Acadia over the next couple of weeks would be a great way to kick off of MITOC party and inspire other readers to book a trip to this East … Continue reading »

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Seattle Sports SeaWhisper Paddle Review

Overview: The SeaWhisper™ features exclusive DorsalBlade™ technology to shed water efficiently with each stroke, impact-resistant fiber glass-reinforced nylon blades for durability, and a Quick adjust cam-lock with marked ferrule and indexed shaft for easy, precise adjustment of shaft length and feather angle. The paddle is finished with high-visibility green blades with reflective emblems for maximum … Continue reading »

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Dagger Alchemy 14.0S Review

The Deets: Material: Single Layer Polyethylene Class: Light touring/transitional Length: 14’ Width: 23’’ Deck Height: 13” Weight: 51 lbs Cockpit Size: 35 x 18.5 inches Max Capacity: 275 lbs TruTrak Wire Skeg System MSRP: $1199   The Review: The Dagger Alchemy 14.0S is a playful, well outfitted, light touring kayak suited for the smaller paddler. … Continue reading »

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Welcome Aboard, Corey!

  Let’s give a warm welcome to Corey Morris (aka CO-RAY) as the newest member of the team!  CO-RAY another former kayaking student from my Coastal Kayak Educator days who has developed a true passion for our sport. He presently serves as a Senior Kayaking Instructor for CKE during the summer months and can … Continue reading »

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Dagger Alchemy 14.0L Review

                Deets                                   Class: Transition/Light Touring Material: Polyethylene plastic Length: 14′ Weight: 54 lbs Width: 24″ Max Capacity: 300 lbs. / 136 kg MSRP: $1199 USD       Manufacturer’s notes “Performance and versatility from lakes to … Continue reading »

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List of Kayak Demo Events for 2013

The most critical step to buying a new kayak is taking it for a spin on the water. Never buy a kayak without demoing it first; that’s like buying a new pair of pants after losing 10lbs without trying them on first! It’s impossible to know how a kayak will feel by looking at it … Continue reading »

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