News and Features News and Features en-us Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Latest news and features from Kayaker reflects on circumnavigating Australia <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Jason Beachcroft circumnavigated Australia this year, including two crossings of Bass Strait to include Tasmania. He reflects on the ups and downs of his solo kayaking journey... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Feature Kayak - Quest 155 by Pakboats <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:12:00 -0400 Amphibious Jet-Powered Kayak vs. Olympic Kayaker <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Crazy video of a jet-powered amphibious kayak getting tested down a runway then racing against an Olympic rower on the water. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:00:00 -0400 Feature Trip: Belize - Glovers Reef <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Based from a comfortable field camp we are fully equipped to spend six days sea kayaking and kayak sailing, snorkeling, diving, fishing and windsurfing. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:30:00 -0400 Transporting Your Kayak <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Anna Levesque looks at rack system options for transporting your kayak on top of your vehicle. She also demonstrates the correct form for lifting, and technique for loading/tying down your craft. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:30:00 -0400 Product Review: 17' Standard canoe by Osagian Canoe <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>I bought a 17' standard used as a back up boat for when friends want to come along on the lakes in our area. It is insanely stable and tracks well but with the great tracking comes very wide turns. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:30:00 -0400 Kayak trip ends badly <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Not a happy picture for the owner of this vehicle, who learned a costly lesson about driving on soft tidal sand to retrieve a kayak... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Reflections of a River Runner <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Kevin Callan explains some differences between canoeing a river and canoeing a chain of lakes. He also looks at the importance of scouting rapids in this article. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:45:00 -0400 New Product: Roam Series Kayak by Dagger <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The Roam Series kayaks are designed for outdoor enthusiasts who need performance and versatility for an adventurous lifestyle, with features equipped for whatever the moment throws at them. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:30:00 -0400 News anchor kayaks Mahoning River (OH) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Youngstown, OH: News anchor Stan Boney was part of the first TV News crew to ever kayak down a stretch of the Mahoning River, which was once considered among the most polluted streams in the U.S. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Kayak crabber a virtual celebrity <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Trotlining is a well-known crabbing method but executing it with a kayak is not; a fact that gets Langston Majette a lot of notice for his hobby. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Feature Canoe - Haida 17 by Nova Craft Canoes <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:12:00 -0400 Store Feature: Schitt Creek Distressed Hat <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>We've turned one of our best selling t-shirts into an embroidered hat! With its enzyme washed finish and soft feel, this tattered cap already looks like a well-loved favorite. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:00:00 -0400 Tent Color Debate <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Yes, color matters. That was the premise of Tamia's earlier column on the subject. But does it matter all that much? You'll find several readers' answers to that question in this article. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Not-so-smart Canoe Thief Rescued in Seattle <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Seattle police say a man stole a canoe but couldn't find a paddle and decided a shovel would suffice. However, he got caught in gusting wind and had to call 911 for rescue. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0400 From the Archives: Quick Fix Repairs for Rotomolded Kayaks <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Short of actually plastic welding, there are a few quick fixes that will keep a rotomolded hull from getting too rough, or for bringing a deformed hull back into "round". Tom Watson shares some tips in this article. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:30:00 -0400 Gear Spotlight: Waterparka by Surf-fur <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>With the Waterparka you can become warmer, change under, keep things dry. All this in a material that won't bog down with water yet is durable and smart. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Late season excitement on the St. Croix (WI) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Danbury, WI: It started out as the final paddle of the season on the St. Croix River for Matt Kelly and Matt Hutchinson. It turned out to be more than they bargained for. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 10:00:00 -0400 Kayaks wait for home run balls in McCovey Cove <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>It's a tradition during games and even during practice to have kayakers that paddle out to McCovey Cove by AT&T Park in San Francisco. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:00:00 -0400 Cross-Canada solo canoer encounters hurricane effects <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Mike Ranta started portaging Wednesday morning in Pointe-Sauvage, and covered about 100 km before he felt conditions were good enough to get back in the water. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0400