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Boat Book Freedom Hawk Kayaks

05.25.2010

Freedom 14 $1299, polyethylene L: 13’10”; W: 30”; 79 lbs. Patented outrigger system allows the angler to stand and fish with angling advantages like no other kayak. For paddling efficiency simple push lever forward and boat retracts back to traditional kayak shape. Also Included: casting brace, storage compartment, anchor boom, scupper plugs, adjustable footbraces and […]

Boat Book Pygmy

05.19.2010

COHO STD & HI $945 / $960, glass/wood/glass composite, stitch-n-glue kit L: 17.5’; W: 23”; D: 12-13.5”; 39 lbs. Our best-selling boat. The sweeping curves of her multi-chine hull and cambered deck make an efficient and attactive ride for a novice or an experienced paddler. Magazine review: “The Coho is my hands-down favorite, the combination […]

Boat Book Jackson Kayak

05.19.2010

2010 Star Series $1,199 (Elite/Crosslink); $1,049 (Superlinear) Star: L: 5’6”; W: 24.25”; All-Star: L: 5’10”; W: 25.75; Super Star: L: 6’1.5”; W: 27”; Mon-Star: L: 6’4.5”; W: 28.25” The new Stars totally dominated the 2009 World Freestyle Kayak Championships, taking four of five possible gold medals and 11 of 15 total medals. With four sizes, […]

Boat Book Feathercraft

05.11.2010

Each Tuesday, we’ll highlight a company in Canoe and Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Feathercraft Folding Kayaks line. Stay tuned next week for more sacred crafts. KAHUNA / BIG KAHUNA $3,220, skin on frame L: 14′ 9″, W: 25″, 35 lbs. The Kahuna’s accelerate quickly and handle with […]

Boat Book Placid Boatworks

04.06.2010

Each Tuesday, we’ll highlight a company in Canoe and Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Placid Boatworks. Stay tuned next week for more sacred crafts. PLACID II L: 17′; W: 31″ max beam; approx 35 lbs. Offered only in Cobra XLT, with S-gunwales New for 2010, the P-II is […]

Boat Book Wenonah

04.06.2010

Each Tuesday, we’ll highlight a company in Canoe and Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of the iconic canoe company, Wenonah. Stay tuned next week for more sacred crafts. Backwater $1,399, Royalex L: 15’; W: 41”; 79 lbs. ($1,529 in Tuf-weave Flex-core, 76 lbs.) ($2,099 in Kevlar Flex-core, 64 lbs.) […]

Boat Book Tributary

04.06.2010

Each Tuesday, we’ll highlight a company in Canoe and Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of AIRE’s Tributary line. Stay tuned next week for more sacred crafts. Tomcat LV $499 in PVC L: 8’4″; W 28″; 26.5 lbs. It is important for a kayak to fit well so the paddler […]

Boat Book Valley

04.06.2010

Each Tuesday, we’ll highlight a company in Canoe and Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Valley. Stay tuned next week for more sacred crafts. Nordkapp Nordkapp—$3599*, L: 18′; W: 21″; 51 lbs. Nordkapp LV—$3599*, L 17’6″; W: 21″; 50 lbs. Nordkapp RM—$1799 in roto-molded polyethylene, L: 18′, W: 21″, […]

Boat Book INNOVA

04.06.2010

Each Tuesday, we’ll highlight a company in Canoe and Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of the iconic canoe company, INNOVA. Stay tuned next week for more sacred crafts. Helios II EX $999 in fully-coated Nitrylon rubber L: 12.6’; W: 30”; 36 lbs. For 6 years running, the Helios has […]

Boat Book Clipper Canoe

04.06.2010

Each Tuesday, we’ll highlight a company in Canoe and Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Clipper Canoe. Stay tuned next week for more sacred crafts. LANGLEY Fiberglass $7,495, Kevlar $8,995 (Canadian dollars) L: 29′; W: 51″; composite 390 lbs., Kevlar 325 lbs. This 14 passenger canoe has a shallow […]

Boat Book Seda Kayaks

04.06.2010

Each week, we’ll highlight a company in Canoe and Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Seda Kayaks. Stay tuned next week for more sacred crafts. Ikkuma 17 $2950 in fiberglass, also available in hybrid/expedition/custom builds L: 17′; W: 22″; 48 lbs. Several custom constructions support everything from day trips […]

Six New Whitewater Kayaks for ’08

04.23.2008

Whitewater Kayak Review of 6 New kayaks for 2008

Whitewater Guide Tested Water Sandals

03.19.2008

Every boater needs a pair of water-worthy bombproof sandals to keep their feet safe.

2008 Inflatables Gear Review

02.07.2008

INFLATABLES The first rafts used in commercial operations were surplus WWII pontoons used by the Army make temporary bridges. We’ve come a long way since then, but the basic concept is the same—keep the cargo afloat in a durable, collapsible package. These days, one ultralight inflatable allows you to hike across two Arctic mountain ranges […]

2008 Canoe Review

12.12.2007

New Canoe Designs help push the envelope using new materials and modifying traditional design parameters.

Paddling Drytops 2007

10.03.2007

Waterproof Your Wardrobe in time for the wet season.

Summer Kayak Gear Review

08.18.2007

Sunny days and soaring temps call for the right gear. Here’s a look at what’s out there now to complete your paddling season tool kit.

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