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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Eating a sustainable diet on a kayaking trip

One of the most challenging parts about planning a multi-day kayaking trip is how you plan your meals. Maintaining a balanced and an energizing food plan is essential to keeping you sustained on the water. In addition to the challenges of planning appropriate times to eat, long-distance paddlers often face the challenge of where they are going … Continue reading »

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Special Event: “Sea Kayaking Cape Cod” Presentation by Kayak Dave

Join us at the Jones River Landing in Kingston, MA on Friday August 30th for a special talk entitled “Sea Kayaking Cape Cod” to be given by our very own Kayak Dave. A Pot-luck-style dinner will commence at 6:00pm followed by the talk at 7:00pm. This event is free to the public!! Dave’s photo tour … Continue reading »

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DTK Rocked the Plymouth Waterfront Festival!

Thanks to everyone out there who made a donation to the Duct Tape Kayak Project booth at this year’s Plymouth Waterfront Festival. Our volunteers had a great day hanging out down by the Plymouth Rock with the Duct Tape Kayak and spreading the word about the great work that the folks at Heroes on the … Continue reading »

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Photo of the Week: Water Dog

This DOG has got it right…Life is better on the water!!!  

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Necky Elias Sea Kayak Review

The Deets Material: Polyethylene (as tested) Style: Touring/Sea Kayak Length: 15’6” Width: 22.25” Weight: 54 lbs Cockpit Size: 32.25 x 16 inches Ideal Paddler Weight: 160-220lbs Rudder/Skeg: Rudder only Hull Type: Shallow “V” MSRP: $1,599 USD   Manufacturer’s comments “At fifteen and a half feet, the Elias is extremely efficient for a kayak its size. Its relatively modest waterline … Continue reading »

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Best In Show: A Report on the Exciting New Paddling Gear at EORA 2013

KayakDave.com just returned from our first trip to the annual EORA show at Killington Resort in Vermont. The EORA trade show is like a mini-version of the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City and it was packed to the brim with all sorts of exciting new paddling and outdoor gear for the 2014 season! … Continue reading »

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Duct Tape Kayak Returns to Canoe & Kayak Magazine!!!

We’ve very pleased to announce that the Duct Tape Kayak Project made a return appearance to the Canoe & Kayak Magazine website this week! Check out the link to read this great article about the new-and-improved Duct Tape Kayak and our sponsorship of Heroes on the Water!  We hope to see you at our upcoming … Continue reading »

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Kayaking: A low-impact high intensity exercise

The next ‘big thing’ in fitness Kayaking may not be the next Billy Blank’s Boot Camp or P90X, but there is no hiding the physical and mental benefits of kayaking. The sport of paddling challenges muscle groups not normally utilized during traditional exercise including the upper body, essential core muscles, and upper legs. With proper … Continue reading »

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Photo of the Week: Sunset Gallery

This sunsets in Plymouth this past week have been nothing short of spectacular and I figured that I’d throw together a quick gallery to share some of what I saw! It started with a glorious sunset paddle on Plymouth Harbor the night that the Mayflower finally came back home. Follow that up with three straight … Continue reading »

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Astral Brewer Water Shoe Review

Overview “Technical performance and classic style blended perfectly to bring you the shoe whitewater kayakers have been waiting for.” –Astral Buoyancy The Deets: Durable Cordura Upper Breathable Airmesh Vamp & Tongue Balanced Geometry” Midsole Stealth Rubber Outsole Weight: 8 ounces Colors: Black/Lime, Navy/Azul, Grey/Maroon, & Black/White   Review: Some may be surprised that the piece … Continue reading »

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