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The Truth About Scupper Plugs

| November 20, 2010 | 17 Comments

I’ve always had customers ask me about scupper plugs, more specifically, they are not sure if they need them and in some cases wonder if  they may be a necessity because they were told so by someone else. Scupper holes are found in sit-on-top kayaks are are designed as a safety feature to drain water out of the kayak, from top to bottom, keeping you from sitting in a puddle or worse making your kayak a bathtub full of water that could then be prone to capsize.

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How It’s Made – Mixing Kayak Colors

| October 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

We often receive questions about kayak colors; usually in regards to how they mix colors such as Wilderness Systems’ Camo or Ocean Kayak’s Sunrise . These colorful schemes, among others, are the result of mixing different colored plastic pellets or what they refer to as powders.

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Don’t Kill Your Kayak!

| October 14, 2010 | 2 Comments

Fact is, it doesn’t take much to properly secure a kayak to avoid damage and more importantly auto accidents.

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Kayak Weight Capacity

| October 4, 2010 | 5 Comments

I can honestly tell you that whatever the weight capacity is on a kayak, you want it to be about 2/3rds of the boats total weight capacity.

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Anchors and Drift Chutes

| September 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Both Anchors and Drift Chutes are tools that are always in my arsenal as they each have special uses.  I use my anchor in a few different ways when I’m fishing the local river.

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Kayak Sunburn

| September 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Buying a kayak can be an investment and it is important to consider your boat’s value both in the immediate sense as well as down the road.

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Costa Del Mar Sunglasses

| September 8, 2010 | 3 Comments

Costa Del Mar makes it simple and easy to find the right pair of glasses that match the activities and environments you frequent most.

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Paddle Leashes

| August 31, 2010 | 0 Comments

I can’t tell you how many times I cringe when I see kayakers not using a paddle leash. It just seems to me that a paddle leash should be a mandatory item to have; it’s like riding a bike without a helmet.

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Kayaking With My Dog

| August 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

Cassius is a 94-pound black lab with a taste for river fish and a love for the water comparable to my own. He’s no stranger to long river kayak rides, and on occasion has passed the four hour mark down the local Texas River systems with me.

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Coolers – Ice Chest

| August 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

A cooler ice chest is a necessity for kayaking – especially longer kayaking trips. They hold the sodas, the fish, and sometimes, when appropriate the adult beverage.

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