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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.

The Most Interesting New Sea Kayaks for 2014

This year I was able to get a bit of a head start on demoing the latest and greatest kayaks in preparation for Spring 2014! Here are what I believe to be the six “most-interesting” new models and why they’re worth the time to seek out for a demo:   Wilderness Systems Focus 145 Looking … Continue reading »

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KayakDave.com Gear of the Year Awards 2013

With the end of a great 2013 season comes the second annual edition of the KayakDave.com Gear of the Year Awards! We had the opportunity to review all sorts of mind-blowing outdoor products throughout the year thanks to our many generous sponsors. As always, these awards represent the most exciting, innovative and utterly amazing paddling … Continue reading »

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Happy Holidays from KayakDave.com!

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KayakDave.com Celebrates Second Anniversary

Isn’t it incredible how time flies when you’re having fun?? It certainly doesn’t feel like a whole year has passed since our last anniversary post but here we are celebrating the end of KayakDave.com’s second year on the inter-webs! The site continues to grow and prosper with over 400 total posts in 16 paddle sport-related … Continue reading »

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SUP DOG (GoPro Video)

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Lincoln Chebeague LV Review

Overview: “The Low Volume version of Lincoln’s most popular kayak has it all. At 14’6” and hosting a tighter fitting cockpit, the Chebeague LV has all the features and benefits of long touring kayaks but in a shorter, lighter weight package.” – Lincoln Kayaks   The Deets: Material: Fiberglass/Kevlar or Kevlar Class: Light-Touring/Touring Length: 14’6” … Continue reading »

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Kayak Tour of Plymouth Harbor (GoPro Video)

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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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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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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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