RESOURCES for BUILDERS & PADDLERS
Folks, our friend and bamboo supplier at NW Bamboo in Portland, Oregon, has put together a terrific deal on bamboo ply in kit form for skin-on-frame sea kayaks. This kit is milled to the Seawolf Kayak spec, and provides enough material for ribs and a coaming for a single 17′ boat, including enough to break […]
I happened upon an excellent post from kayaker extraordinaire Greg Stamer explaining the differences and also primary advantages a Greenland paddle has over other kayak paddle types, especially the wing paddle. More after the jump.
Okay, so one of the most frustrating and nerve-wracking thing about going on a multiday kayak expedition/adventure is what to bring. It would be so great to have a complete kitchen cookset with a sink (really!) but we really can’t complain. As kayakers we can carry about twice what a backpacker can carry, and it […]
In Part 2 of this Expedition Gear series, I want to talk about the most important pieces of safety gear that are a part of your kayak system that don’t include what’s strapped on your body. A big part of this is onboard flotation. There’s never enough when it counts.
Quite a few kayakers have been asking about the gear I took with me on my monthlong kayak tour around Vancouver Island’s West Coast, and I can remember how important it was for me to do the research and put together the master list. My gear became everything I owned in the world for a […]
The first time you ever plunge a knife into the skin of your kayak, you wince. Eventually you’ll find it’s quite fun! Alas, despite how durable and tough skin-on-frame kayaks are, the time comes when you have to accept your fate and tear that old nylon skin off your boat. The process runs smoothly and […]
My friend Patrick Farneman armed me with a welder. So I decided to built a new kayak rack. Constructing a welded steel rooftop rack to haul 6 skin-on-frame kayaks around probably isn’t high on the priority list for many folks out there, but I hope that some ideas here will be helpful for the unending need […]
Last fall while shooting footage for a new DVD, I did a few rolls out in the very cold water of Hood Canal, WA. Here they are from the cameras strapped to the deck of my Steller Sea Kayak.