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Author Archives: Kayak Dave

About Kayak Dave

I'm an avid sea kayaker who loves to have fun and explore the outdoors. Some other interests include: rock & ice climbing, mountain biking, camping, hiking, playing guitar, traveling, and swinging in my hammock.

Trip Report: Bumpkin and Grape Islands from Hingham Harbor, MA

The Boston Harbor Islands are a wonderful place to explore by sea kayak! I have many found memories of exploring these islands with family and friends over the years. While growing up, my mom took us on excursions and camping trips to Georges, Peddocks and Bumpkin Islands; first by ferry and then by kayak when … Continue reading »

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Attention all SUPers…WEAR YOUR PFD!!!

Take a glance at a paddleboarding advertisement in a store, on a website, or in a magazine and this is what you’ll often see… Clearly, SUP is touted as the SEXY SUMMER SPORT. Who wouldn’t want to look like these models and do the cool things that they are doing?!?! The problem is that the … Continue reading »

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Trip Report: Rose Island from Newport, RI

The fact of the matter is that I just can’t quite get enough of Newport, RI. Every year I make the trek down to that special town on the end of Aquidneck Island looking for an adventure and every year it delivers in spades. The mansions and beaches, sailboats and mopeds, surfing and shopping, and … Continue reading »

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Kayak Dave is back in action!

Hey Kayak Dave fans! I just wanted to take a moment to catch up and apologize for how slow KayakDave.com has been over the past couple of months! This has been a very busy (and exciting) year for me and, unfortunately, the website has taken a back seat. I was blessed the opportunity to work … Continue reading »

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Aquabound Freedom SUP Paddle Review

Overview: “With a 100% carbon shaft, contoured palm grip and fiberglass-reinforced proprietary resin blade, the Freedom weighs only 29 oz. so your time on the water will be less fatiguing. Perfect for intermediate paddleboarders, its stiff, durable blade delivers more power with every stroke: no whippy, wimpy blade here.” -Aquabound The Deets: Blade Size: 8.5”x17” … Continue reading »

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Seattle Sports Deluxe Deck Bag Review

Overview: “With its multiple tie-down points, bungees, and side straps for added storage, you will have plenty of room for added gear with our Deluxe Deck Bag.” – Seattle Sports The Deets: Materials: RF-welded Vinyl Height x Width x Depth: 6in x 13in x 14in Volume: 791 cubic inches Weight: 2lbs 4oz Colors: Yellow MSRP: … Continue reading »

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Exclusive Sneak Peak – NEW MTI Adventurewear Lifejackets for 2015!!!

It’s been another super-busy week at the shop but I had a chance to sneak away for a few hours to visit some of our local paddlesport manufacturers this past Tuesday. We’re lucky to have the headquarters of our friends at MTI Adventurewear just up the street. Owners Lili and Gordon Colby have been strong … Continue reading »

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DTKP Made a Splash at Hanover Day 2014!

The Duct Tape Kayak Project made a splash at Hanover Day 2014; our first fundraising event of the season! We had a great time showing off the new kit DTK in Brett’s hometown at this amazing community event. More importantly, we were able to raise over $150 to help our friends at Heroes on the … Continue reading »

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Duct Tape Kayak Project – Schedule of Events for 2014

This has been a busy winter for the entire team with Brett deeply immersed in his BioChem studies and both Alex and I taking jobs in education! Our passion for teaching and learning has spawned an exciting new direction for the Duct Tape Kayak Project that we plan to highlight this season. We believe that … Continue reading »

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Spring Paddling is Just Around the Corner!!!

The weather (it’s a balmy 20 degrees here in Southern New England) may not make it seem like Spring is just around the corner. However, the calendar and the recent departure of the ice from the lake certainly (and thankfully) suggest that we’re headed in the right direction… I’m really excited that the 2014 paddling … Continue reading »

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