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How to Store your Boat/Board and all your Gear for the Winter

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Whether you plan to paddle all winter or your boat or board is in storage from September to June, you’ll want to take care of some simple maintenance on an annual or more frequent basis to keep your gear lasting as long as possible. 1. UV Protection Sunlight can cause degradation of most materials on…

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Paddling with Kids

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We have a ton of experience paddling with kids: in our classes and summer progams, custom groups for birthday parties, schools and scout trips, and with our own families. Here is my quick advice for taking your kids out on the water. Most importantly is to have fun! Trip Planning: Start slow and see what…

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How to Choose the right Kayak

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Not sure how to choose the right kayak for you? It’s easy to get caught up in all the different choices and styles of kayak. Here is a breakdown of the main categories.  It’s important to know what kind of paddling you want to do, and how you want to prioritize things like price, weight,…

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