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Refurbishing a favourite paddle into an heirloom

Paddle Making (9 min. ago) - Working on the paddle the night my older son was born (2008). For that reason, that paddle has always been linked to my firstborn so I decided to commemorate the occasion by decorating the other side with a height marker, images of his little hands, feet and some important milestones. With the recent birth of our 2nd child, I decided to refurbish another cherry paddle with a similar height marker.  read more...

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Team JK Goes APEs in the Nolichucky Gorge

worldkayak blogs (2 hrs. ago) - Stephen and I lead a total of 20 APEs clinic participates down the mighty Nolichucky Gorge over the course of the two days (13 on Sat and 7 on Sun). We were blessed with great river levels (+1,900 CFS on Sat and +1,700 CFS on Sun) and wonderful weather (Sunny to partly cloudy with temps in mid 60’s) on both days. Stephen was a fantastic instructor and a great motivator to encourage each participate to try and learn new paddling skills in each clinic all day long.  read more...

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Yukon’s Top 10 Paddling Trips

Canoe Kayak (4 hrs. ago) - The Alsek and Tatshenshini rivers are two of the Yukon’s most iconic river trips. Besides these there is Teslin, Big Salmon, Nisultin, read about these beautiful rivers to explore here.  read more...

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Did You Survive a Dangerous Paddling Situation? We Want to Hear About it!

ACA (6 hrs. ago) - As part of an upcoming grant project, the ACA is currently looking for paddlers who are willing to talk about their narrow-escapes out on the water. If you have survived a scary experience while paddling, this is your opportunity to transform that experience into something that could help others.  read more...

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Auction Block: Bill Mason’s Grumman Canoe

Canoe Kayak (8 hrs. ago) -  As much as Mason, a filmmaker, painter, author and Canada’s most famous canoeist, praised his beloved wood-canvas Chestnut Prospector, a stalwart 17-foot aluminum Grumman was his go-to boat for introducing his young family to river tripping. Now, the venerable canoe is up for auction on eBay. While a 17-foot, flat-bottomed Grumman may not have the aesthetic appeal of a Chestnut, it’s a workhorse that did yeoman service for the Mason family.  read more...

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More headlines:

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10 hrs. agoTony Paradise GoPro extendable pole
12 hrs. agoPalm Blogs The Countdown to The R6 Euros Begins
14 hrs. agoNorthwest Rafting Company Plenty of Water for the Wild Rogue River!
16 hrs. agoRapid Magazine Blog EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: The Echo Composite Ocoee
18 hrs. agoConfluence Wilderness Systems® Expands Pro Staff to 56 Elite Anglers in 2015
20 hrs. agoKokatat Blog Kalama Falls
22 hrs. agoRapid Magazine Blog Top 5 Whitewater Safety Articles
Mar 27ACA Bring The Olympic Spirit to Your City
Mar 27Jackson Kayak Ej’S Epic Nile River Trip A River Facing Death
Mar 26unsponsored Palm Equipment Fuse Jacket 2015 – First Look
Mar 26Rapid Magazine Blog Astral Appoints Christie Dobson VP of Sales and Marketing
Mar 26Frogma Finding the View at the Bush Terminal Park
Mar 26American Rivers Let’S Get Every Kid to a Park
Mar 26Jackson Kayak A by-catch becomes a trophy
Mar 26Kayak Angler Magazine Bring Back the Scupper Pro!
Mar 26Canoe Kayak The Yellowstone and Upper Missouri Rivers: Threatened Paddling Classics
Mar 26SUP for the Soul Clear Creek Library Hole @ 70CFS
Mar 26Distressed Mullet How to Take Care of your Standup Paddleboard
Mar 26SUP Magazine Frames: Kai Bates
Mar 26Exploring Elements Does WW Kayaking Have An Image Issue?
Mar 26Atlantic Paddle Surfing Tipping Point , When Is Your Sup Too Small
Mar 26SUP Magazine Increasing Metabolism for Sup
Mar 26International Rivers The World Celebrated Rivers on March 14
Mar 26Am. Whitewater Deerfield River (MA) Hydro Relicensing: Building on Past Success
Mar 26worldkayak blogs Hike in, Hike out, and the First Descent of the Rio Jaromillo
Mar 26Rapid Magazine Blog Idaho's Gutter Playpark
Mar 26SUP Magazine The Ultimate Waterman Challenge Wrap-Up
Mar 26Nikki Rekman River Cleanups - Are You Going to Participate?
Mar A Hot Drink At Lenihuline on The West Kyle of Bute
Mar 26Nature, Kayak and Travel Friday Harbor Bike Rentals
Mar 26Eric Jackson EJ’s Epic Nile River Trip- A River Facing Death
Mar 25Chris Baer Solo paddling big volume waterfalls? 4,000 Islands Lao
Mar 25Fluid Fluid Whitewater Has Come Back to The Motherland
Mar 25Mark Sundin Nick Cunliffe Coaching this Friday in Sydney
Mar 25SUP Surf Georges Cronsteadt Finishes 3rd in Race at The Ultimate Waterman
Mar 25SUP Surf Trio of stand up paddleboarders from Southport selected to represent a leading watersports brand
Mar 25International Rivers Hydropower Sector Eyeing a Revival in India
Mar 25Jackson Kayak Installing A Probe Without Breaking Tray
Mar 25Jackson Kayak A Little Bit of Salt
Mar 25SUPboarder A Rookie’S Guide to Supbikerun – Part 1
Mar 25Jackson Kayak Perch Fishing Eclipse
Mar 25SUP Magazine Urban Paddle Guide
Mar 25Kayak Okanagan Calm Lake kayaking with a Breeze and a Tsunami Skaha Lake 2015-03-22
Mar 25worldkayak Powell River Cleanup
Mar 25Canoe Kayak Steve and Cindy Scherrer Join Kokatat as Ambassadors

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