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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Snow Peak Mini Hozuki Review

Overview: “Light up your world with this innovative led light. Latch it on a tree to collect fire wood; magnetize it to your fridge to create a romantic setting. Lighting has never been so easy or so fun!” – Snow Peak The Deets: Style: Hanging Lantern Lighting Modes: High, Low, Dimmer, Strobe, Candle Maximum Battery … Continue reading »

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Black Friday 2013 Kayak Deals to Avoid

The holiday season brings together family, friends, home style foods, and a welcoming change to the New Year. After a hearty Thanksgiving feast many eager shoppers hit the local retail stores to reap the best discounts of the season. From tablets to tables, Black Friday brings millions of enraged consumers to storefronts in hopes of … Continue reading »

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Trip Report: Five Islands to The Cuckolds Light, Sheepscot Bay, ME

Trip Details Five Islands to The Cuckolds Light, Sheepscot Bay, ME Date: Sun. November 11, 2013 Launch: Five Islands, Georgetown, ME at 11am Return:  Five Islands, Georgetown, ME at 4:30pm Total Distance: 11.3 miles Weather and Ocean Conditions: Water Temperature: 42F Air Temperature: 45F Avg. Wind Speed: 10-15mph Small Craft Advisory 3-5ft Swell Visibility: Approx 8 miles Good Eats: … Continue reading »

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Wilderness Systems Focus 145 Review

Overview: “The Focus delivers high performance versatility, blending the stability and predictability of the Tsunami with the speed and efficiency of the Tempest. Designed for “assertive” intermediate level paddlers looking to take their paddling skills—and their touring adventures—to the next level.” – Wilderness Systems The Deets: Material: Polyethylene Class: Light-Touring/ Fitness Length: 14’6” Width: 22.5’’ … Continue reading »

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Do you need a life jacket for kayaking?

The following article will address and confirm some of the common myths about life jackets, and address the difference a life jacket can make between life and death. Season after season, whether purchasing or renting a kayak; we always interact with at least a dozen people who have an utter aversion to wearing a life … Continue reading »

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Thule Locking Straps Review

Overview: The Thule Locking Straps enclose a steel cable within theft-resistant nylon to provide a dual layer of security while transporting your boats and boards! – Kayak Dave The Deet: Materials: Steel Cable in Nylon Sleeve Locking Mechanism: Keyed Lock Length: 10ft (Thule Part # 832), 13ft (Thule Part # 831) Cost: $69.95 (10ft), $79.95 … Continue reading »

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The best recreational kayaks for beginners

So… what’s a “recreational” kayak? This series is intended as a buyer’s guide and will explore the many markets of beginner kayaks, from recreational kayaks to sea kayaks, we will look at kayaks which are best fit for those just starting out. In this article, we will look at recreational kayaks—kayaks which are designed for … Continue reading »

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Trip Report: West Passage Lights

Trip Deets West Passage, Jamestown, RI Date: Sun. November 3, 2013 Launch: Ft. Getty, Jamestown, RI at 11:00am Return:  Ft. Getty, Jamestown, RI at  4:30pm Total Distance: 9.5miles Weather and Ocean Conditions: Temperature: 45F Avg. Wind Speed: 15-20 knots; gusts of 25 Visibility: 10 miles The fall is one of my favorite times to sea kayak, and this … Continue reading »

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The Duct Tape Kayak Project Wraps Up Another Great Season!

The Duct Tape Kayak team is proud to announce the end of another successful fundraising season! Together we were able to raise over $1200 to aid the Massachusetts Bay Chapter of Heroes on the Water in their mission to take our wounded veterans out kayaking fishing! We’d like to extend a warm and heartfelt thank … Continue reading »

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