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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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John Loomis has paddled his Arctic Tern 17 every month for the last 6 years; a feat that's put into perspective with the knowledge that he lives in Holland, Michigan.  It's a deal he made with himself after being inspired ...

Paddling Year Round In Michigan

Arctic Tern 17, Blog, Customer Profiles

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Our customers understand the joy and sense of accomplishment that comes with creating something with your own hands. They carve out time to build their own boats. Then they make time to use them. In this day and age, we ...

Building A Borealis Stitch & Glue Kayak

Blog, Borealis, Customer Profiles

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[easyrotator]erc_54_1395854582[/easyrotator] Canoecopia, held in Madison, WI, was once again a wonderful time.  This year we partnered with Sawyer Paddles for a wood oasis near the front door (amidst a sea of plastic, it ...

Canoecopia 2014

Blog, Customer Profiles, Events

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We have a folder about 3 inches thick filled with customer feedback letters, photos and reviews of the Coho, plus another electronic folder with about 100 MB (who knows how many inches that is).  As I was reading these it ...

Coho Customer Feedback Letters

Arctic Tern 17, Blog, Boat Construction, Coho, Customer Profiles

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My Pygmy Experience By Joshua Howland, Eagle Scout Above: Scout removing wire placeholders. Most weeks for the past few years, a dedicated Scouting family, Rich and Katy Wilkens, have hosted a kayak building ...

Troop 582: Scouts Build Their Own Kayaks and Paddle 65 Miles in 8 Days

Blog, Customer Profiles, Paddling Trips

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[easyrotator]erc_30_1393460789[/easyrotator] My Wineglass Wherry was fun and easy to build. Since I added the sail rig we've sailed parts of the Baja coast on several multi-day trips, cruised 120 miles of the mainland ...

The Wineglass Wherry Row Boat Kit: Letters & Photos From Our Customers

Blog, Customer Profiles, Wineglass Wherry

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By Steve Smolinski Longtime paddler and wooden kayak builder Steve Smolinski has written for Sports Focus Magazine. This is his first book. He and his wife paddle their hand-built kayaks in and near DC, as well as ...

30 Kayaking Tours within One Hour of Washington, DC

Blog, Books, Customer Profiles, Paddling Trips

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[easyrotator]erc_79_1372101811[/easyrotator] People often ask us about customizing their boats with artwork, be it inlays, on lays or painting.  We understand that your boat can be a great canvas so we thought we'd share ...

Customizing Your Boat: Wood Inlays, Onlays, Paintings & Other Fun Ideas

Arctic Tern 17, Blog, Boat Construction, Borealis, Coho, Customer Profiles, Osprey 13