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Join us for the 2019 Northwest Paddling Festival, May 10th-11th at Lake Sammamish State Park.  Friday, May 10th: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, May 11th: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. A ...

Northwest Paddling Festival 2019

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NEW! Pinguino 150 Pro: Our Best Selling Kayak Kit This is the first kayak in 8 years to outsell the Pinguino 145. Paddlers have loved the stability, maneuverability and hull efficiency of the Pinguino 145 and ...

The Top 10 Boat Kits of 2018

Arctic Tern 14, Blog, most popular boat kits, Murrelet kayak, Pinguino kayak, Ronan, Taiga Canoe, Wineglass Wherry

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By John Lockwood, President Pygmy Boats Inc, Printed in Pygmy Boats Catalog, September 2018   Dear Pygmies, Last year I wrote you a letter titled “A Love of Public Lands”. The center spread in this ...

The Degradation of the Natural World

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Join us for the 2015 Northwest Paddling Festival, May 11th-12th at Lake Sammamish State Park.  Friday, May 11th: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, May 12th: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The largest event of ...

Join Us At the Northwest Paddling Fest 2018

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  1. Pinguino 145: For the 7th year in a row the Pinguino 145 reigns #1. With efficient cruising speed, an extra large cockpit option and plenty of stability this kayak is versatile and popular for kayak ...

The Top 10 Boat Kits of 2017

Arctic Tern 14, Blog, Coho, Murrelet kayak, Pinguino kayak, Ronan, Wineglass Wherry

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Why spend months of planning, weeks of preparation and packing, then 930 miles of driving, a border crossing, a ferry ride, all to skinny into a 22” wide boat and paddle 60 plus miles in a potentially dangerous ...

Musings of a Paddler: Kayaking the Canadian Gulf Islands

Blog, Customer Profiles, Murrelet kayak, Paddling Trips

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BY JOHN LOCKWOOD I grew up hunting and fishing in a twenty foot Grumman canoe. At age five my Dad took me on my first float trips down the Current and Eleven Point River in the Ozark Mountains of Southern Missouri. Since ...

A Love of Public Land

Blog, Murrelet kayak, Osprey Triple, Paddling Trips

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This past summer I did a salt water paddling trip where there was no fresh water to be found. Initially, this was a scary proposition. I wanted my cast iron pan, my camp chair, double sleeping pads, my tasty food and my ...

7 Recipes for 7 days of Paddling Without Fresh Water

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[caption id="attachment_2779" align="alignleft" width="600"] Freya, Leif and John kayak touring last summer.[/caption] When two young, talented and adventurous spirits collide, the result is a dynamic pair with more ...

Book & Boats Tour: Paddling Schedule

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