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On Saturday afternoon, April 19, Polish adventurer Aleksander “Olek” Doba officially completed his second successful trans-Atlantic crossing by sea kayak. We go behind the scenes of the 67-year-old’s eventful waterfront landfall in New Smyrna Beach Fla., to hear from Doba and his closest team of closest supporters to get some questions answered about the 167-day, 6,000-plus-mile crossing.

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Dirtbag Diaries: Potomac Source to Sea

09.24.2010

Walter: We started on the South Branch of the Potomac, at 3,000 feet in the Appalachian Mountains, a little trickle of water that we would follow for the next 32 days canoeing and sea kayaking. It took us through rugged West Virginia mountains, idyllic small towns, and our nation’s capital before spilling us out into […]

Boat Book – Wilderness Systems

09.24.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Wilderness Systems. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. PUNGO 120 UL $1299, thermoformed plastic L: 12′; W: 29″; 40 lbs. Our best selling performance recreational kayak, the Pungo is at the […]

Boat Book – Warren Light Craft

09.24.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Warren Light Craft. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. Little Wing 12.5 $3385 in carbon composite L: 12’6″; W: 21.5″; 22 lbs. Little Wing 12.5 is well suited for small to […]

Boat Book – Venture

09.24.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Venture. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. Flex $699 in high-density polyethylene, with retractable skeg L: 10’11″; W: 25″; 45 lbs. The Venture Flex is a stable, maneuverable kayak that is […]

Boat Book – Surftech

09.24.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Surftech. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. LAIRD $1575 in Tuflite L: 12’1″; W: 31″; 30 lbs. Built to last using Surftech’s durable Tuflite composite construction, also in Softop & Wood […]

Boat Book – Seaward Kayaks

09.24.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Seaward Kayaks. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. Passage Tx $2895 in thermoformed ZyTx L: 18’3″; W: 29″; D: 16″; 75 lbs. Seaward’s newest thermoformed double is a speedy, lightweight tandem […]

Boat Book – Sea Eagle

09.24.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Sea Eagle. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. 330 Sport Kayak $299 for Deluxe Package, $349 for Pro Kayak Package, both in 33-mm PolyKrylar PVC L: 11’2″; W: 2’10″; 26 lbs. […]

No Mystery: Squirt Boating on the New River Rules

09.24.2010

For three guys who’ve made their names catching air on river waves around the world, Stephen Wright, Bryan Kirk and Dane Jackson know how to operate without it too. Here’s footage from a recent mystery move session as they go below the surface on West Virginia’s New River.

How To: Steep Creekin’

09.22.2010

The endearingly referred to “double drop” is the perfect dojo, if you will, to test your double black belt in boof skills. Why are back-to-backs so much fun to run? The timing, the multiple moves involved, and the grace and concentration required to successfully descend a double drop all add to the allure. On California’s […]

Boat Book – Rawson Boat, Inc.

09.21.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Rawson Boats. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. Tangent 14 LP Designed for smaller paddlers, this boat is more stable than the standard 14. The standard 14 has a wider seat […]

Boat Book – Pyranha Kayaks

09.21.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Pyranha. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. PDQ $1,099 in high-density polyethylene L: TBA; W: TBA; TBA gal., TBA lbs. The PDQ is a dynamic, user-friendly playing machine that will throw […]

Boat Book – Perception Kayaks

09.21.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Perception. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. Tribe 9.5 $495, roto-molded plastic L: 9’5″; W: 31.5″; 47 lbs. The Tribe sit-on-top series is all about easy care, easy use and good […]

Boat Book – Pakboats Folding Kayaks

09.21.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Pakboats Folding Kayaks. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. NEW XT-17 Solo Touring Kayak $1,920, anodized aluminum frame, PVC-coated skin L: 17′; W: 24″; 43 lbs. Full-size folding touring kayak with […]

Wood Works: 5 Crafted Canoe Movers

09.21.2010

Photo by Chris Bishow HOLZ CUSTOM Don’t let the decorative feathered pieces of red and white cedar fool you. Holz’s custom paddles, available in a wide selection of blade shape and shaft angle options, can go straight from hanging on the mantel to being thrown around your canoe. We tried the Switchback shaft (featuring a […]

Pair ‘em Up; Make ‘em Dance – Canoe Reviews

09.20.2010

“Criminy,” one tester said, looking over the fleet on the banks of Montana’s Gallatin River. “Who would have thought this herd of boats would spend a day on the river together?” Packable, crossover, tripping, inflatable, whitewater, touring, single-blade and double … the spectrum is considerable, but the concept is elegant: Pair up canoes from a […]

Unfiltered: Paul Caffyn – Expedition Kayaker

09.17.2010

Paul Caffyn cemented his legend as one of history’s greatest sea paddlers in 1982, when he completed the first kayak circumnavigation of Australia…

Dirtbag Diaries: Mapping Quebec’s Vachon

09.16.2010

The Vachon River begins at the base of Pingualuit Crater, more than 1,100 miles north of Montreal. A national park was created there in 2007 and I was hired to make a survey of the river. It took me 16 days: a week to cross 37 miles of lakes, eight days to paddle the 125 […]

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