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Intro to Kayaking

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Intro to Kayaking

Kayaking Lingo

Kayaking doesn’t have to be a foreign language. Learn some simple kayaker lingo and you’ll be well on your way toward paddling the wild blue yonder and and sharing your passion with other paddlers.

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Intro to Kayaking

Paddling Safety Guidelines

Always wear your lifejacket: Even if you're in shallow, warm water, your personal flotation device is your link to safety. Make sure it's Coast Guard-approved, fits snug (so someone can pull you out

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Intro to Kayaking

Wintertime Gear Maintenance

In the winter we generally paddle less and have more spare time for “off season” projects. This is a great time to organize, maintain and possibly modify your paddling gear. It’s a real drag to get

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Intro to Kayaking

How to Carry a Kayak

Tips from paddling instructor Anna Levesque No one wants to look like a complete rookie—especially paddlers who have yet to hit the water regularly. Getting your boat to and from the water is the

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