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27 August 2014
PADDLENEWS: The Weekly Newsletter of  
Cascade Creek


by: Steve Bruno
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 • Labor Day boating should include more than just summer fun
 • Couple sells everything to canoe on a 1000 day journey
 • Kayak rescue drama in UK

 • Featured Product:
Strapits Stretch Utility Velcro Straps
 • Photo Runner-up
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Waterproof First Aid Locker

by Witz Sport Cases
Kayak / Canoe Tree Shirts Added to Store!
Perks Shirts Available to all The 2014 Paddling Perks "Kayak Trees" and "Canoe Trees" design t-shirts are now available to everyone! We've put them in the clearance section and reduced the original price by $5 as a special introduction. Get the short-sleeve shirt for $12.95 and the long-sleeve shirt for only $2 more. This great deal is only available for a limited time, so check it out now! Make sure to also look at the other shirts, hats, DVDs, and other items in the Clearance Section!

Raft Facial! Video: Raft Collides with Kayaker!
Ouch!! A kayaker faces off with a 4-person raft coming down a whitewater chute.(watch it)

10 Tips for Paddling Safely!
ACA Safety Video Canoes, kayaks, and SUP were responsible for 20% of all boating casualties last year according to U.S. Coast Guard Recreational Boating Statistics. The American Canoe Association has put together this animated video as a reminder for us all to take responsibility for our own safety on the water! Remember, it's never too late to brush up on the basic safety rules and this video presents the material in a very fun way!

Exploring Mississippi River Backwaters
Nearly every summer you hear of yet another group or individual who endeavours to paddle the length of the Mississippi River. However, Tom Watson notes in his latest article that for all its grandeur, the best part of this iconic waterway may be its ever-changing labyrinth of sloughs and backwaters that creates one of most rewarding inland casual water paddling experiences anywhere in Midwest America.

New Product Announcement
Whitewater Paddle by H2O Paddles
H2O Paddles
H2O Introduces an all new Whitewater paddle for 2015. Based on team input including team paddler Ben Marr, H2O has refined its' iconic Whitewater paddle. We've taken everything we have learned over the past 10 years and completely re-engineered a stronger carbon shaft and sleek new internal ferrule. Our experience ensures this paddle will be able to take you anywhere. Also new for 2015, H2O introduces our new brand logo that expresses our bold new thinking. Available spring of 2015. Boat Sweepstakes Continues!
You could win one of four great boats in the Sweepstakes: a Prospector 16 canoe from Nova Craft Canoe, an Edge 13 kayak from Riot Kayaks, a folding Gremlin kayak from Folbot, or a Classic V10L Club kayak from Epic. The boat prizes all come packaged with other useful items such as PFDs from Onyx, boat storage racks from Sparehand Paddlesports, paddles from Sawyer Paddles, kayak/canoe sails from WindPaddle Sails, and sunglasses from Silverfish. Congratulations to Dan Hall of Magalia, CA who won a $20 gift certificate to the store just for entering this past week.

In The Same Boat: Dangers of Cutbanks
"What's around the next bend?" It's a familiar question on river trips, and the answer is often "A cutbank." But while it's true that cutbanks can make for spectacular scenery, they can also create hazardous conditions for unlucky paddlers, both on and off the water. And that's Tamia's topic this week. So if you'll be "Going Round the Bend" any time soon, you'll want to read the latest In the Same Boat. Do it before you find yourself in a slump!

Trips Directory Spotlight
Islands & Iguanas Sea Kayak Bahamas
by Grand River Kayak
Outfitter Photo
Navigating through mangroves, along a chain of cays and then over crystal clear turquoise blue shallow waters, you'll see a variety of marine life including stingrays, starfish and sharks.

Canoe Photo Product Review Spotlight
12'9" Square Stern Canoe by Golden Hawk Canoes
I found the Golden Hawk to be exceptionally responsive - surprisingly so. It can turn on a dime... One of the finest characteristics is its stability. This makes it the workhorse of hunters, fishermen, trappers, and recreational canoeists... All things considered, the Golden Hawk is an exceptionally useable canoe. It is responsive to the paddle, unique in it's useable space, and one of the most stable canoes available... Rating 8 of 10 by Mike
Read more reviews or get more info on the 12'9" Square Stern Canoe.

Winners of the Kayak Fishing Photo contest!
Photo Winners
Check out all of the winning contributions to the recently concluded Kayak Fishing Photo Contest. The Grand Prize winner walked away with a Wilderness Systems Ride 135 Advanced Angler! The "People's Choice award" and other category winners also received some great kayak angling prizes! See the Winning Photos.

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