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3 September 2014
PADDLENEWS: The Weekly Newsletter of  
NW Ontario
NW Ontario Tourism


by: Steven Bergman
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 • Happy Birthday Boundary Waters!
 • Kayaker rescued after 34 hours on Lake Michigan
 • 6 water features every paddler should recognize

 • Featured Product:
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 • Photo Runner-up
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Kayak Motor Kit

by Bass Yaks
Kayak / Canoe Tree Shirts Added to Store!
Review Sweepstakes Ends Soon - Win a Kayak or Canoe
Review Sweepstakes This could be your best chance to win a new Kayak or Canoe. All you have to do is submit a review of a kayak, canoe or another piece of paddling gear that you have used. Enter as often as you like but the contest is over as soon as we receive 1,500 reviews! We're already 2/3rds of the way there, so enter soon! Reviews must be accurate to the best of your knowledge and contain at least 30 words.

Kayak Roll Training Techniques
Kayak Rolling Video Learn to improve your forward finishing kayak rolls by watching this short video. Christopher Crowhurst demonstrates a progression of on-water exercises using a Greenland paddle as a tutorial to help advance your own rolling skills. A key point he stresses is to train yourself to become less dependent upon paddle leverage and more dependent upon your own body in the rolling process.

Clearance Items

Unswamping A Canoe
The Missouri Dept. of Conservation posted this video a few years ago... it does show its age (and is a bit cheesy), but the basics are still demonstrated. It provides a visual on how to safely unswamp a canoe in calm waters and also mentions what to do when swamped in swift water, along with a few general river safety tips.

New Product Announcement
Kayak Kaddy AnglerKayak Kaddy Angler by Extreme Sport Outfitters
The camouflage Kayak Kaddy® "Angler" edition features loads of extra storage and useful accessories to make your fishing excursions more convenient! The included flush mount rod holder, customizable rod leash, and handy deck bungee kit let fishermen rig their Kaddy the way they want and provides easy tackle access on the water. It also lets you turn any fishing trip into an overnight trip- providing storage space for camping supplies. This versatile accessory can be customized to meet your needs on the water, and is compatible with any kayak or SUP.

Canoe or Kayak? Win one in the Sweepstakes!
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 William Rawson of Middletown, DE who won a $20 gift certificate to the store just for entering this past week.

In The Same Boat: Pinned! (part 1)
No sane paddler deliberately courts disaster. But trouble has a way of dropping in unexpectedly, and it's good to be prepared. Which wasn't 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 will be several weeks in the telling, but you won't want to miss the start. So be sure to check out this week's column at In the Same Boat.

Trips Directory Spotlight
Florida Keys Nat'l Wildlife Refuge
by Big Pine Kayak Adventures
Outfitter Photo
Journey into the remote wilderness of the refuge backcountry where we visit bird rookeries, beachcomb sandy beaches and enjoy unparalleled ocean vistas.

Kayak Photo Product Review Spotlight
Zydeco 9.0 kayak by Dagger
These boats are short enough we can store them in our study and light enough we can carry then to the 3rd floor. Despite being a shorter boat, the Zydeco tracks incredibly well and is able to withstand both rivers (including some rock hopping) and lakes... Rating 10 of 10 by Michelle
Read more reviews or get more info on the Zydeco 9.0 kayak.

Video: Sky Diving in a Kayak
Sky Yaking
Danger man Miles Daisher casts a bizarre image paddling in a kayak across the sky as he sky dives - 13,000 feet up in Sebastian, Florida. Good thing he wasn't in a sea kayak, he really "sticks" the landing!

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