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20 August 2014
PADDLENEWS: The Weekly Newsletter of  
Sawyer Paddles
Sawyer Paddles


by: K. Johnson
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 • Changes in place at kayak rental company after incident
 • Adventurer completes 101-day Alaskan kayak trek
 • Safety boat captains serve for the love of the river

 • Featured Product:
Navy Blue Kayak Hat
 • Photo Runner-up
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Summer Sale & Clearance Prices Reduced Further!
Prices Reduced! We've made some final reduction in clearance prices! Don't miss the Schitt Creek t-shirts, Ladies kayak t-shirts, canoe and kayak hats, and much more. Many of these prices have been slashed to their lowest prices ever. Great KAYAK and CANOE shirts still available at these discounted prices. We also have all of our DVD combo packs on sale. Shop the store and save.

How-to Video: Entering a Kayak & Attaching Sprayskirt
In this video Mike Aronoff looks at how to put on a sprayskirt and how to attach the sprayskirt properly to the kayak. The video continues with demonstrations of the proper technique to get into a kayak - both from shallow water, where you can straddle the boat, and also from a deeper shoreline where straddling may not be possible.

Canoe Dam Ram Fail
Dam Ram Fail Here's some good old-fashioned entertainment! Watch what happens when two canoers try to skip a short portage and attempt to ride over a beaver dam. Let the end result serve as a warning to every impatient paddler: instant beaver karma will get you! The still photo at the end is priceless!

New Product Announcement
Pro Angler 17T Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 17T by Hobie
Three different configurations include traditional in-line tandem seating, face-to-face social seating or solo with plenty of space for standing, casting and fly fishing. Hobie's patented MirageDrive® pedal system and Vantage XT seating are partnered with new features including H-Rail System for customizing accessories, tracking skeg for covering long distances and battery platform for optional trolling motor, crate or small cooler. A human-powered 17' fishing machine. No gas needed. No-motor-zone compliant.

Win a Canoe or Kayak in the Sweepstakes!
You could win one of these great boats by registering today in the Sweepstakes: a folding Gremlin kayak from Folbot, a Prospector 16 canoe from Nova Craft Canoe, an Edge 13 kayak from Riot Kayaks, or a Classic V10L Club kayak from Epic. The boat prizes all come packaged with other useful items such as boat storage racks from Sparehand Paddlesports, paddles from Sawyer Paddles, kayak/canoe sails from WindPaddle Sails, PFDs from Onyx, and sunglasses from Silverfish. Congratulations to Sean Munger of Suisun City, CA who won a $20 gift certificate to the store just for entering this past week.

In The Same Boat: Candied Ginger
If you suffer from seasickness, you're in good company: Admiral Lord Nelson had trouble keeping his breakfast down during hard blows off Cadiz. But you don't have to turn a blind eye to your misery. You can do something about it. The secret? Candied ginger. And you can make it yourself. This week, in her latest column for In the Same Boat, Tamia shows you how. She thinks the stuff is "Mal de Marvelous," and she bets you will, too. (But be sure to get your doctor's OK first.)

Trips Directory Spotlight
Kayak Ringbolt Run (NV)
by Desert Adventures
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Kayak two full days on this popular Colorado River adventure! Paddle into rain caves and hike through narrow slot canyons in search of hidden geothermal pools.

Kayak Photo Product Review Spotlight
Delta 15.5 Expedition kayak by Delta Kayaks
I absolutely love my 15.5 Expedition. It is everything I was looking for in a kayak. Tracks well, stable, handles waves and windy conditions really well and best of all it hauls a ton of gear... Whether it is rivers, small streams or open lakes it handles them all and gives me the confidence to take on more. At 54 lbs. it easy to load and unload and makes portages a little less daunting. At age 59, this is a good thing... Rating 10 of 10 by Blaine M.
Read more reviews or get more info on the Delta 15.5 Expedition.

Product Review Sweepstakes - 1 in 1,500 Chance to Win!
Review Sweepstakes
There's still time to add a Product Review and be entered to win a canoe or kayak from Old Town. Only 1,500 entries will be accepted; so, if you submit three reviews you'll have a 1 in 500 chance to win! Be sure to Enter your Review soon, before this contest ends! Reviews must be accurate to the best of your knowledge and contain at least 30 words. Please only review products which you have used.

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