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10 September 2014
PADDLENEWS: The Weekly Newsletter of  
Oru Kayak
Oru Kayak


by: Gripper
Photo of the Week
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 • Blind Adventurer Launches An Epic 21-Day Kayak Trip
 • Kayaker braves Tahquamenon Falls
 • Men canoe historic Canadian route

 • Featured Product:
Ladies Kayak Trees T-Shirt
 • Photo Runner-up
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Kayak Seats

by Danuu Paddle Gear
Sale Ending Soon! Summer Sale & Clearance Ending Soon!
Just like those long summer days the Summer Sale will be ending soon. So stop in now for great deals on over 25 items found in the store Clearance center: paddling themed T-shirts and caps as low as $12.95. There's also great pricing on other miscellaneous items like bumper stickers, jewelry and playing cards along with great savings on all DVD combo packs!

Kayak Foot Brace Positioning & Edging Primer
Foot Brace/Edging Nigel Foster talks about fitting a kayak to yourself in this short video by properly adjusting the foot braces and using foam to cushion your knees for bracing under the deck. He also gives a quick demonstration on the technique of edging a kayak to assist in turning faster and more efficiently.

Adirondack Park Canoe Trip
Join Brad and Wayne Jennings on a canoe trip through the Adirondack Park in Upstate New York. This video highlights their 5-day, 115 kilometer loop through the William C. Whitney Wilderness Area (including Little Tupper Lake, Lake Lila, Low's Lake, Bog River, and Round Lake). They give advice on camping and provide a glimpse into what you'll experience paddling this great wilderness park.

New Product Announcement
Wahoo 13' Pro Angler by Kaku Kayak
Kaku Kayaks
The new Wahoo 13' Pro Angler provides extreme stability without giving up paddling efficiency! It features a front-locking dry hatch with bag, a middle modular tackle box (not a rod pod, does not open to hull), a 6" round hatch with bag behind the seat, and 4 flush-mounted rod holders.

Win a boat in the Sweepstakes!
Enter now for a chance to 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 Jason Johnston of Valley Mills, TX who won a $20 gift certificate to the store just for entering this past week.

In The Same Boat: Pinned! (part 2)
No sane paddler deliberately courts disaster. But trouble has a way of dropping in on us unexpectedly from time to time, and it's just as well to be prepared. Which wasn't exactly the case when near tragedy struck Tamia and her companions on the Rivière Inconnu, leaving them "Between a Rock and a Hard Place." It's a long story, and it began last week, but back on the river, things have now gone from bad to worse. So be sure to check out the action at In the Same Boat.

Trips Directory Spotlight
Paddle with Manatees (Florida)
Outfitter Photo
Led by an experienced naturalist, we will paddle amongst a natural, wild population of manatees; close enough to view without disturbing these gentle creatures. We encounter manatees on most EVERY tour!

Canoe Photo Product Review Spotlight
Souhegan Canoe by Merrimack Canoe
We purchased a Souhegan in late spring and have enjoyed it very much. Not only is it beautiful and obviously well crafted (we get compliments on it everywhere we go), but it also moves steadily and smoothly through the water, is easy to maneuver and feels just right for our 50+ skills... Rating 10 of 10 by Matt and Chris
Read more reviews or get more info on the Souhegan Canoe.

Launch Site Map Help the Paddling Community!
We're all about sharing knowledge here, so help your paddling community by adding your favorite launch site on the interactive Launch Site Map. You can also add your own review or read other Canoe and Kayak product reviews in the Reviews section. Plus, there's always the Classified Ad section to sell your gently used gear to other paddlers, and the Message Boards to share your insights.

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