Tim Shuff

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...

Boat Review: The Tahsis by Necky Kayaks

I’ve been cruising around in my slim, 19-foot, long-distance touring boat for years. I’m so addicted to the speed of its torpedo lines that any standard-length kayak feels as...

Boat Review: The Sonoma 13.5 by Perception

People who buy homes that they can barely afford are “house poor”. With a Kevlar boat that’s worth more than my pickup and most of my possessions combined, I...

Revenge of the Bird Nerds

Lucas Foerster is not what we’re looking for at all. Wiry and tanned from a summer spent outside as a researcher in Point Pelee National Park, he starts...

[email protected]#%-Put: Ocean Bathroom Advice

I woke up after a dozen hours in the sack with a familiar sense of urgency. I know some folks who would have alerted their friends with some sort...