Tim Shuff

The Early Years: Popularizing Sea Kayaking

Hey, dude, can I borrow your mould? Picture this: The year is 1972. You’re a swingin’ flower child, and you want to go kayaking with your sweetheart, feel...

The Quick Fix: 5 Easy Projects to get Trip...

This is the year my kayak turns 10. I bought her when she was three years old at a demo sale and I’ve since put on thousands of...

Boat Review: The Capella RM by P&H

35 years later the British Invasion continues Remember the Beatles’ British Invasion out of Liverpool in the 1960s? Not too many years later and not too far away,...

Boat Review: The Chatham 16 by Necky Kayaks

A few new things going down at Necky this year: The venerable kayak builder has introduced a new layup process called “resin infusion” that makes its composite boats lighter,...

Boat Review: The Quest by Aquafusion

The Quest is built by the three-year-old touring kayak division of an Ontario canoe company, Nova Craft, so we thought ours might feel at home in some classic canoe...

Iceland: Utopia in the North Atlantic

In May of 2003, three expert kayakers from Washington State embarked on a circumnavigation of Iceland. Leon Sommé and Shawna Franklin—BCU coaches and co-owners of the kayak school...

Boat Review: The Passat G3 by Seaward Kayaks

In the name of Seaward’s newest tandem, the Passat G3, you can hear echoes of two other brands, Volkswagon and Apple – two hip, sophisticated companies that like each...

Boat Review: The Storm Sea Kayak By Current Designs

The Current Designs Storm has been completely redesigned for 2004 The Storm was CD’s first rotomoulded polyethylene kayak, designed by Brian Henry in 1994 on the template of his flagship...

Boat Review: The Polaris by Simon River Sports

Last fall, hunting for something new for AK readers led me to the unfamiliar world of sprint racing and the boathouse of Toronto’s Beaches Canoe Club. There I met...