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Boat Review: Chesapeake Shearwater 14 Sectional Kayak

For more than 20 years, Chesapeake Light Craft has been designing functional and appealing kayaks and small boats and selling them in the form of kits and plans. But...

Top 10 Canoe and Kayak Races in Canada

For many people, canoe and kayak racing conjures images of elite athletes jostling in the water as they strive to push the limits of human performance—not the most accessible...

Boat Review: Current Designs Squamish Kayak

Small plastic kayaks used to fall into the category of “first boats” and were considered a stepping-stone to the ownership of a “real” sea kayak. These boats were designed...

Boat Review: Hobie Mirage Revolution 13 Kayak

I dream about penguins and hippos. And kayaking. When I awake, I wonder if the visions were an unconscious attempt to make sense of the uniquely equipped boat I...

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Depth

A canoe’s depth is measured from its gunwales to the bottom of the boat. Depth is measured in three places—the bow, stern and center. Adding depth to the...

Boat Review: Liquidlogic Skip And Pop Kayaks

It’s funny how time changes perspective. A year ago, Liquidlogic’s shiny hulls and Lego colours were new and different, simple and seemingly at the time, unfinished. We felt like...

Boat Review: Pakboats PakCanoe 170

Good things come in medium-sized packages. Isn’t that the old adage? It’s certainly true of the PakCanoe 170 by Pakboats. Rolled up, this 58-pound folding canoe measures about the...

10 Essential Instagram Follows For The Best Kayak Photos

For most of the kayak-crazy out there, sitting on the water in a beautiful setting with a paddle in hand is the ideal daily routine. If daily paddling in...

Boat Review: Prijon Catalina Kayak

There are many reasons for purchasing a light-touring kayak. It makes good sense for small paddlers to get in a boat that fits proportionally. Others enjoy the sporty feel....