News and Features News and Features en-us Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:08:00 -0400 Latest news and features from Feature Canoe - Legend by American Traders <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:07:00 -0400 Store Feature: Green KAYAK T-shirt <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This green colored short sleeve shirt features a white oval with a kayaker paddling over top of the text: 'KAYAK' and 'Powered by Paddle.' Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:00:00 -0400 Readers Write on Water Safety <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>With the Spring thaw underway, safety on the water is the subject this week at 'In The Sameboat' Check it out. And stay safe. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:00:00 -0400 High School student uses computer to build dream canoe <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>High School senior Tyler Wachs spent the last nine weeks using computer-aided-design software, a computer controlled cutting machine, a 3D printer, a laser engraver and old-fashioned tools to build a canoe. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0400 Standard Greenland Roll Tutorial <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This useful video showcases underwater points of view to help you grasp the entire process of the Standard Greenland Roll. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:30:00 -0400 Gear Spotlight: Kayak Paddles by Crooked Creek Paddles <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Crooked Creek makes different styles of kayak paddles for the different ways people paddle as well as the type of water that they prefer. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:00:00 -0400 Girls break into home for help after canoe sinks <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Two girls swam ashore after their canoe tipped over on Beaver Lake in Arkansas, broke into a home, and used the shower to fight off hypothermia Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:00:00 -0400 TriKayak Added to Buyers Guide <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Check out the XS-1 from TriKayak and compare this unique boat with the many other boats available to research in the Buyers' Guide. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0400 Photos: Kayaker's View of Great Lake Icebergs <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Photos of icebergs on Lake Michigan taken recently by Dan Boers from his kayak near Grand Haven, MI Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0400 48th Missouri Whitewater Championships wrap <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This annual event with its beautiful weather drew canoe and kayak racers from several states such as Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisc., as well as Missouri. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:00:00 -0400 Tug-O-War Canoe?? <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>New Olympic sport? Two teams of six faceoff in one oversized war canoe in a swimming pool with an established middle line. Then Paddle On! Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0400 Feature Kayak - Seeker ST 16 by TRAK Kayaks <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:12:00 -0400 Kayakers vs. Fur Seals on beach <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Kayakers find trouble in reclaiming an important weather forecast on a beach full of angry Fur Seals on South Georgia Island. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:00:00 -0400 Feature Trip: The Berry Islands (Bahamas) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Treat yourself to an all-inclusive, live-aboard, mothership tour in the Bahamas with Kayak Voyagers! Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:25:00 -0400 Kayaking Safety - The Essentials <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Beginners are encouraged to watch this video before hitting the water. By knowing what to look for, what to avoid, what gear to bring along and other things mentioned here, you can insure that your paddling experience will be fun and relatively safe for everyone involved. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:15:00 -0400 Product Review: Quetico 17 canoe by Souris River <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>I've paddled a wide range of canoes and this was my second kevlar purchase... The flat bottom does cut the speed down, but the stability and maneuverability is a great compromise. It tracks decent, and if you are a fishermen I'd say this is a must. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:30:00 -0400 East Coast kayaking expert shares water safety advice <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Along with other tips, Chris Miller, owner of Down East Kayaks (NC) stresses that kayakers need to have a plan and inform friends or family the intended destination and the intended time of return. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:00:00 -0400 Training Canoe Newbies <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Cliff Jacobson has been on a few wilderness canoe trips where there are paddlers who are attempting to canoe whitewater rivers for the first time. Over the years, he has formed a few tests to get them ready and confident enough to successfully run rapids. Beginners can learn these techniques in a few hours, if you follow the plan Cliff has laid out in his most recent article. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:19:00 -0400 New Product: Excursion 10ss fishing kayak by Sun Dolphin <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The Excursion 10 SS was designed for an amazing fishing experience. Amenities include one swivel and two flush mounted rod holders, hands-free electronics console, large open cockpit with adjustable padded seat and more! Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:30:00 -0400 World Champ. awarded to slalom course being built for Rio <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The canoe slalom course being built for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has been awarded two major events by the ICF Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:00:00 -0400