Paddling.net News and Features http://www.paddling.net/ http://www.paddling.net/Images/newLogo2.gif Paddling.net News and Features http://www.paddling.net/ en-us Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:00:00 -0500 Latest news and features from Paddling.net Up a creek in so many ways in Belize http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8010&rss=1 <A HREF="http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8010&amp;rss=1"><IMG SRC="http://www.paddling.net/feedImages/1222news2.jpg" align="left" border="0"></A>Read this Boston Globe reporters' misadventure in a canoe down in San Ignacio, Belize. Six miles upriver sounded easy... http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8010&rss=1 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:00:00 -0500 From the Archives: Scramble (Cowboy) Recovery http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8009&rss=1 <A HREF="http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8009&amp;rss=1"><IMG SRC="http://www.paddling.net/feedImages/1222cowboy.jpg" align="left" border="0"></A>The scramble recovery, sometimes referred to as the cowboy recovery because of straddling the kayak as you do a horse, is a great way to help you learn balance and allows you to really get to know your kayak. http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8009&rss=1 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:30:00 -0500 Gear Spotlight: Beachcomber Truck Rack by US Rack http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8007&rss=1 <A HREF="http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8007&amp;rss=1"><IMG SRC="http://www.paddling.net/feedImages/1222rack.jpg" align="left" border="0"></A>This truck rack extends forward above the cab to safely carry canoes and kayaks up to 20 feet long and leaves space to pull a trailer. It mounts WITHOUT drilling and removes in 2 minutes. http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8007&rss=1 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Retracing an Epic Journey http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8008&rss=1 <A HREF="http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8008&amp;rss=1"><IMG SRC="http://www.paddling.net/feedImages/1219news3.jpg" align="left" border="0"></A>In May 2011, 47-year-old Sandy Robson set out to become the first female sea kayaker, to paddle from Germany to Australia. "I'm expecting to reach Australia in 2016 and I'm hoping to write a book afterwards about my journey," she says. http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8008&rss=1 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:30:00 -0500 Feature Kayak - Etain 17-3 by Valley Sea Kayaks http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8003&rss=1 <A HREF="http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8003&amp;rss=1"><IMG SRC="http://www.paddling.net/feedImages/kayak121914.gif" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF="http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8003"><IMG SRC="http://www.paddling.net/feedImages/kayak121914.gif" BORDER="0"></A> http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8003&rss=1 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:13:00 -0500 Snow Canoeing! http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7999&rss=1 <A HREF="http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7999&amp;rss=1"><IMG SRC="http://www.paddling.net/feedImages/SnowCanoe1219.jpg" align="left" border="0"></A>Winter weather doesn't have to stop the canoe fun... it's just frozen water after all. The dog can actually give chase now! http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7999&rss=1 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:00:00 -0500 Feature Trip: San Juan Islands Kayak Inn Tours (WA) http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8002&rss=1 <A HREF="http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8002&amp;rss=1"><IMG SRC="http://www.paddling.net/feedImages/0207trip1.jpg" align="left" border="0"></A>Kayak the beautiful, rugged San Juan Islands during the day and retreat to luxurious local Inns and fine dining at night. These tours are first class in every way! http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8002&rss=1 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:00:00 -0500 How to Turn Your Kayak http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7998&rss=1 <A HREF="http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7998&amp;rss=1"><IMG SRC="http://www.paddling.net/feedImages/TurnKayakGB1217.jpg" align="left" border="0"></A>Gordon Brown examines the forward sweep and reverse sweep strokes from stationary positions and also demonstrates these turning strokes in rough seas. http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7998&rss=1 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:00:00 -0500 Product Review: Tsunami 145 kayak by Wilderness Systems http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8001&rss=1 <A HREF="http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8001&amp;rss=1"><IMG SRC="http://www.paddling.net/feedImages/Review1218.jpg" align="left" border="0"></A>I had my first paddle in the Tsunami 145 today. This is my 6th kayak and I was very happy with the way it performed. I tried it out on the lake I live on and didn't have to use the rudder at all as it tracked so well http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8001&rss=1 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:30:00 -0500 Kayak Fisherman Lands Record-Breaking Shark http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8000&rss=1 <A HREF="http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8000&amp;rss=1"><IMG SRC="http://www.paddling.net/feedImages/1218news3.jpg" align="left" border="0"></A>A dedicated fisherman in Norway has landed a rare, 15-foot-long Greenland shark, setting a new world record for a fish caught with a rod and reel from a kayak http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=8000&rss=1 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Costly Canoeing Mistakes http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7996&rss=1 <A HREF="http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7996&amp;rss=1"><IMG SRC="http://www.paddling.net/feedImages/CapsizedCanoe1217.jpg" align="left" border="0"></A>Cliff Jacobson tells of some costly expedition canoeing mistakes that he has made and has seen being made. Learn from him so you won't make them either. http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7996&rss=1 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:00:00 -0500 Trip Report: Tygarts Creek (KY) http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7995&rss=1 <A HREF="http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7995&amp;rss=1"><IMG SRC="http://www.paddling.net/feedImages/1216trip3.jpg" align="left" border="0"></A>The rock overhangs were an awesome sight. Some were almost cavelike in their depth and overhang. We spotted carp, kingfishers, blue herons, wood ducks, mallards, otter, coyote and even a couple of bats. http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7995&rss=1 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:30:00 -0500 Kayak Lights http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7994&rss=1 <A HREF="http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7994&amp;rss=1"><IMG SRC="http://www.paddling.net/feedImages/1216news3.jpg" align="left" border="0"></A>According to U.S. Coast Guard rules, a vessel "under oars" (a somewhat archaic term which nonetheless applies to modern kayaks) must have an acceptable light between sunset and sunrise and during periods of restricted visibility. http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7994&rss=1 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:00:00 -0500 WRONG kayak carry in NZ http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7997&rss=1 <A HREF="http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7997&amp;rss=1"><IMG SRC="http://www.paddling.net/feedImages/1216new1.jpg" align="left" border="0"></A>Police in New Zealand have expressed their disbelief, after pulling over a motorist with a kayak strapped to his car sideways. http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7997&rss=1 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:00:00 -0500 Feature Canoe - Wilderness 18 by Souris River Canoes http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7992&rss=1 <A HREF="http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7992&amp;rss=1"><IMG SRC="http://www.paddling.net/feedImages/canoe101910.gif" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF="http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7992"><IMG SRC="http://www.paddling.net/feedImages/canoe101910.gif" BORDER="0"></A> http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7992&rss=1 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:13:00 -0500 Store Feature: Take Me To The Water KAYAK T-shirt http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7991&rss=1 <A HREF="http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7991&amp;rss=1"><IMG SRC="http://www.paddling.net/feedImages/ttwKayak0408.jpg" align="left" border="0"></A>This blue t-shirt features a kayak among trees and lily pads and of course the text: Take Me to the Water! Available in short or longsleeve versions. http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7991&rss=1 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:00:00 -0500 Ramen Noodles http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7990&rss=1 <A HREF="http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7990&amp;rss=1"><IMG SRC="http://www.paddling.net/feedImages/ramen1216.jpg" align="left" border="0"></A>Ramen has been a last resort meal for generations of students and not a few kitchen shy singles. But it's also the hard pressed camp cook's friend. Read more about it! http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7990&rss=1 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Paddling around Florida (literally) by kayak http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7989&rss=1 <A HREF="http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7989&amp;rss=1"><IMG SRC="http://www.paddling.net/feedImages/1215news1.jpg" align="left" border="0"></A>Mary Mangiapia, 28, of Tampa, recently became the first woman to thru paddle the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail. http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7989&rss=1 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:00 -0500 Towing - Sea Kayak Rescue Techniques http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7988&rss=1 <A HREF="http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7988&amp;rss=1"><IMG SRC="http://www.paddling.net/feedImages/0306towVid.jpg" align="left" border="0"></A>This short video covers the options of using a tow line for an in-line tow and contact towing, plus the technique to tow a swimmer. http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7988&rss=1 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:30:00 -0500 Gear Spotlight: Adventure Sailrigs by WindPaddle http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7985&rss=1 <A HREF="http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7985&amp;rss=1"><IMG SRC="http://www.paddling.net/feedImages/windPaddle0331.jpg" align="left" border="0"></A>These proven sail designs for kayaks and canoes are ultra-lightweight, self-supporting, self-launching and do not require any assembly for use. http://www.paddling.net/goFeed.html?aid=7985&rss=1 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:00:00 -0500