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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Astral Releases LE7 Greenjacket PFD!!!

Astral has made a tradition of blowing the kayaking world away each year with a new Limited Edition Greenjacket PFD. This year is no exception with the LE7 Greenjacket being a dead sexy piece of artwork. Apparently the “Hawk Eye” design was inspired by Astral athlete Pat Keller as a “tribute to art and craft … Continue reading »

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Eddyline Fathom Review

  The Deets Material: Carbonlite 2000 (thermoformed plastic) Style: Touring/Sea Kayak Length: 16’6” Width: 22” Weight: 50 lbs Cockpit Size: 31.5 x 16.5 inches Max Capacity: 340lbs Hull Type: Hard “V” MSRP: $2,699   Manufacturer’s comments “The Fathom is a must for any paddler looking for a responsive, lively kayak that will not only please but delight you with … Continue reading »

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Photo of the Week: SUP…Lazy Boy Style

Have you ever been out on your SUP and thought to yourself: “man would it be nice to sit down for a minute”… Let’s just say that a situation arose at the shop a few weeks back that gave me the chance to give Sit Down Paddleboarding (SDP) a go! It can get quite windy … Continue reading »

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Splish Splash Diaries Vol. 1

I’ve decided to launch a special photo album on the KayakDave.com Facebook page that will highlight the more off beat moments in the lives of the KayakDave.com team (at least the PG-rated segments!). There’s no hiding the fact that kayaking instructors have a ton of fun at work. Couple that with a slow, hot day … Continue reading »

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Three Things That I like Most About SUP

A few years back I noticed a strange craft floating down the Charles River during my morning run. At first glance it seemed as though the guy was walking on water! Was this an aberration or was I running a little too hard? It turned out to be neither. The man was standing on what … Continue reading »

Categories: Paddle Boarding (SUP) | 2 Comments

The Amazing Paddle Float: Five Uses from Re-Entry to Comfort

It’s unfortunate that so many paddlers fail to appreciate the utility of the critical piece of safety gear. This includes many beginners who have never heard of a paddle float before and so-called “advanced” paddlers who feel as though their skills are beyond needing one. Over the years, I’ve come to appreciate the paddle float … Continue reading »

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Help KayakDave.com reach 100 Likes this weekend…

We only need 7 more likes to reach the 100 likes milestone on the KayakDave.com Facebook page! Help us reach this goal by the end of the weekend (7/7/2013) and we’ll give away a $75.00 gift certificate for a kayak rental at Eastern Mountain Sports plus a 25L Hyalite Dry Bag ($25.00 value) to one … Continue reading »

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Biolite Portable Grill Review

Overview: “The BioLite Portable Grill provides a safe, seamless, and fun way to cook your favorite foods on the wood-burning BioLite CampStove. The unique design allows you to keep sizzling while your fire keeps burning, all without the need for charcoal or propane.” -Biolite   The Deets: Compatibility: For use with Biolite CampStove only! Cooking … Continue reading »

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All-New Duct Tape Kayak Website!!!

Visit the all-new Duct Tape Kayak Project website for your chance to donate and learn more about this year’s innovative project: Duct Tape Kayak Project

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