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Boat Book – Current Designs

07.06.2010 //

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Current Designs. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. KESTREL 120 $1849, composite hybrid L: 12’6″; W: 26″; 32 lbs. $699 in rotomolded polyethylene, 48 lbs. Recreational: The Kestrel 120 is the […]

Aquaphile: Crossing The Threshold

07.01.2010 //

By Alan Kesselheim Photography by Kyle George Crouching by the three-strand barbed wire, fencing pliers in hand, my neck hairs prickle in anticipation, waiting for the hard violence of a shotgun barrel at the base of my skull. Cutting fence in Montana is up there with stealing water on the roster of mortal sins. I […]

Colossal Effort – The River Gypsies’ Guide To North America

06.30.2010 //

Two hundred and ninety three river sections, nine regions, four years of work and one big continent. The numeric facts behind the whitewater tome, The River Gypsies Guide to North America says it all. Andria and Leland Davis, aka the River Gypsies, have attempted an incredible feet with one guidebook for one enormous continent. “We […]

Boat Book – Chesapeake Light Craft

06.28.2010 //

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Chesapeake Light Craft. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. Shearwater 14 Hybrid $1,049 for complete kit (wood/epoxy/composite) L: 14’6″; W: 23″; 39 lbs. The CLC Shearwater kayaks are intended for performance […]

Boat Book – ClearWater Design

06.28.2010 //

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of ClearWater Design. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. ClearWater Design MUSKOKA $675, Rotomolded Polyethylene L: 11’8″; W: 26″; 46 lbs. The Muskoka is the smallest of our Day Touring Kayaks. This […]

Twisted Sisters

06.25.2010 //

If you paddle in Hood River, Ore., chances are good you boat with a few fearless female kayakers. Kayakers like Christie Glissmeyer, who notched the women’s waterfall world record on 82-foot Metlako Falls last year and bartends at night to accommodate her paddling schedule. Or paddlers like Kate Wagner and Melissa DeCarlo, who regularly join […]

Standup Before Standup – Jim Snyder, Fletcher Burton, Nigel Foster

06.25.2010 //

Lately it seems as if standup paddling is everywhere you look. The movie stars are doing it, your river buddy just bought one, and the crossover sport utilizing bulbous surfboards and elongated single-blade paddles is even showing up in your favorite paddling magazine. But in case you missed it, let us be the first to […]

Boat Book – Cobra Kayaks

06.24.2010 //

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Cobra Kayaks. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. Cobra Pro Fisherman $899, roto-molded polyethylene Length: 13′ 7″ Width: 29″ Weight: 51 lbs Capacity: 450 lbs. For performance-long range fishing expeditions this […]

Boat Book – Boreal Design

06.24.2010 //

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of BORÉALDESIGN. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. Epsilon Series $1,749 in roto-molded polyethylene, $3,199 in fiberglass L: 16’4”, 17′, 17’6”; W: 221/2”, 231/2”, 241/4; Polyethylene: 62/64/66 lbs.; Composite: 52/54/56 lbs. The […]

Paddling In Circles – Joe O’Blenis

06.22.2010 //

By Conor Mihell Photography by John-Paul Marion The oval-shaped perimeter of the largest island in the Pacific Northwest has become a proving ground for speed-oriented sea kayakers. This summer, Canadian Joe O’Blenis is attempting to reclaim his record for lapping the 750-mile perimeter of Vancouver Island, which he set with a 23-day trip in 2007. […]

12 Reasons To Start Paddling

06.22.2010 //

Nothing on the planet matches self-propelled boats and water for the spectrum of gratifications; from thrills to serenity, and from awe to that delicious touch of terror.

Boat Book – Bic Sport

06.22.2010 //

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Bic Sport. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. BILBAO L: 9’10″; W: 31″; 50 lbs.; Max load: 264 lbs The BIC Sport Bilbao is a versatile kayak for everyone from beginners […]

The Scandinavian Frontier of Freestyle

06.21.2010 //

Canadian whitewater boater Tyler Curtis thought he’d never find a river that could match the diversity of play features of his beloved Ottawa River until he ventured to Norway five years ago. Curtis was initially drawn to Scandinavia for its plethora of steep, big-water creeks, the likes made famous by the Teton Gravity Research films, […]

Boat Book – Avon-Clavey River Boats

06.21.2010 //

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Avon-Clavey River Boats. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. Avon Pathmaker Fishing Guide’s Package $8845 Hypalon Construction with Polyurethane Chafer & Floor L: 13′ W: 6’4″ 6 D-Rings 8 Lift Handles […]

Canada’s Unofficial River Rally – Kipawa

06.18.2010 //

Low water levels have caused the official cancellation of the Kipawa River Rally, a popular Canadian whitewater festival on the Kipawa River, a tributary of the Ottawa River. According to Peter Karwacki, a member of Les Amis de la Riviere Kipawa (Friends of the Kipawa River), the river is flowing at “fall levels…the lowest we’ve […]

Boat Book – Aire

06.18.2010 //

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Aire. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. AIRE 143D MSRP $4220.00, PVC L: 14′ 3″, W 6′ 8″, 146 lb. The popular 143D features a diminished tube design which increases its […]

Boat Book – Ally / Bergans of Norway Canoes

06.17.2010 //

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Ally / Bergans of Norway Canoes. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. 614 ALLY 13.7′ $ 1,695; Skin on frame folding canoe L: 13.5′; W: 30″ 34 lbs The 614 is […]

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