Rides: Real People and the Boats They Love
The boats we love best aren’t the always the newest or most high-tech. They’re the ones that have been with us the longest, the ones that carried us on adventures great and small. They’re the boats that have shaped our lives and touched our souls. In Rides, C&K shares the stories of real paddlers and the boats they love.
‘Elderly Canoeist Ahead’: A lifelong paddler who hitchhikes his own shuttles
A pack canoe ideal for the small lakes and long portages of the Adirondacks
A restored garage sale salvage with unknown origins.
|A. Roy Curtis’s
British designed, Maine deployed.
A light touring kayak ready to take on big challenges.
Big Al was like your parents’ Buick. It turned well, was stable, took a bruising and just kept cruising.
I have paddled and fished out of a lot of different kayaks, but the Hobie Revolution 13 has been my favorite.
A Boundary Waters outfitter tells us why the Wenonah Minnesota II is her favorite canoe.
Harold Murphy is living proof of the amazing places that a sense of adventure and an inflatable kayak can take you.
Necky Looksha 17
Meet Maine Guide Alvah Maloney and his favorite sea kayak.
Cedar Strip Prospector
Building this gorgeous Chestnut Prospecter Ranger 15 was a dream come true for South Dakota paddler Joe Pikul.
Old Town Tripper
Meet Gordon Homme and Sundog, the canoe that has carried him north for 29 years, and counting.