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Playak News Flash - December 17, 2017
Playak News Flash - December 17, 2017
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Jackson Kayak Preventing Saltwater Corrosion
Jackson Kayak - I enjoy fishing in saltwater and freshwater out of a kayak but unfortunately most of my buddies prefer the tug on the line by either a bull redfish, a gator trout or a doormat flounder; I’m in the saltwater a little more often.
Am. Whitewater Cheers to the bill for designating East Rosebud Creek as a Wild and Scenic River
Am. Whitewater - Earlier today Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte introduced legislation to designate Montana’s East Rosebud Creek as a Wild and Scenic River! As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 2018, this popular bill is now well positioned for passage if the Montana delegation can shepherd it through Congress. We’d like to thank the delegation for championing this bill!
Jackson Kayak In the Spirit of Giving
Jackson Kayak - This is the time of year in which we tend to think beyond ourselves. In the spirit of giving we begin to donate to other causes, buy gifts for friends, and become grateful for what we have.
unsponsored Festive Gift Guide for paddlers
unsponsored - It’s christmas time and here is unsponsored list of equipment that paddlers into kayaking/canoeing/SUP would appreciate. Check out this Festive Gift Guide.
worldkayak blogs Support the #SURFBETSY project to build whitewater park at Elizabethton,TN
worldkayak blogs - A whitewater park on the Lower Watauga River could be coming to Elizabethton, TN soon thanks to some good work between the Elizabethton IDEAS Group, Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts and Tennessee Valley Authority! More details on the link given in the article. You can support the efforts of making the whitewater park at Elizabethton by purchasing a sticker for $5 money, proceeds of which go towards construction of the whitewater park.
Standup Journal 2018 Carolina Cup Announces 14' & Under Division for Women's Graveyard Race
Standup Journal - In a move highly celebrated among top female racers, the Carolina Cup stand up paddle race in Wrightsville Beach, NC will adopt a new protocol: allowing female racers to choose the length of board they ride from 14′ and Under to compete in the legendary Graveyard Course in 2018.
Indigenous Boats Exploring Dugout canoes and boat-related artifact in the Museums of Ecuador
Indigenous Boats - On a recent visit to Ecuador, we did not have an opportunity to observe any boats in the field, but we did manage to visit several museums in Quito and Cuenca that had items of interest on exhibit. These included sculptures of dugout canoes and canoeists, and boat-related artifacts, from a number of precolumbian societies, as well as a couple of contemporary canoes, related implements, and a few models.
Kayak Angler Magazine Zebra Mussel infestation ruining lake and river ecosystems
Kayak Angler Magazine - Zebra mussels has infested Kentucky Lake and they are ruining the ecosystem of the lake. They deprive other fishes from getting food as the zebra mussels dry up the food source available in the water. When you go paddling they can attach themselves on your boat so that the next time you go paddling to another river, they detach and get thriving on the river, and infect the water body ruin the river’s ecosystem. So after your paddle please clean your boat so that these harmful Organisms don’t hang onto your boat to infect other waterways ...
Standup Journal Paddle Monster Scores Seychelle as New Coach for Online Training Program
Standup Journal - The Paddle Monster Team just got stoked. They've welcomed into their midst stand up paddling dynamo Seychelle Hattingh. 
SUP Magazine Standup Paddling Through Copenhagen’s Colorful Canals
SUP Magazine - Trevor Tunnington goes standup paddling through the beautiful canals of Denmark's capital city, Copenhagen.
Paddle Making Making a new canoe paddle out of a piece of wood - Inspiration
Paddle Making - Before picking up my latest batch of wood stock, I had a single piece of 5/4 cherry left over. Grain wise, it was very suitable for a paddle but there were some conspicuous knots that would end up in the blade section. This piece of cherry sat for years before I decided to make another paddle from it.
SIC Maui Rocking team SIC athletes at the 2017 Pan American Claro Games
SIC Maui - It was a great showing for team SIC at the 2017 Pan American Claro Games in Lima, Peru. The event had record high participation with 15 national teams and a total of 220 athletes all traveling to the shores of Punta Rocas to compete for titles.
SUP Connect How to Start Camping With Your Paddle Board
SUP Connect - Camping isn't just about going outdoors and choosing a field to camp in! What I love about the outdoor activity is that it isn't just limited to walking or cycling, but there are a ton of things you can also do when in the water. A favorite of mine would have to be paddle boarding! You'll be surprised at how you can both camp in a quiet spot while enjoying the sweet waters, roaming around various destinations. And it's so simple to do! Just strap on your stuff on the paddle board and begin exploring!
Samata Mag SOLO Safety
Samata Mag - As a female tour guide who often travels alone pre/post trip and who wandered the world solo for close to a decade, I'd like to share some tips with you to help calm the nerves and help keep you safe.
Michele Ramazza The Asahan
Michele Ramazza - The Asahan river is mostly unknown by the majority of the kayakers. It's flowing out of the dam on the Lake Toba, a old super vulcano in North Sumatra - Indonesia.
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