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Pro Tip: Fixing A Broken Paddle Blade

By: Michael Hughes, October 30, 2020

I have used the same Werner paddle since I started kayaking about 7 years ago. My beloved Werner Player has been with me all over the west, been lost once,...

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The Supplies Needed

Pro Trip: Urethane Repair

By: Michael Hughes, August 6, 2020

Many people often ask how long a raft will last. That is a pretty complex question with many variables. However, not matter the material, a raft that is taken care...

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Speedy Stitcher

Gear Review: Speedy Stitcher

By: Emily Little, May 19, 2020

On multi day rafting trips, it is a huge bummer to have your shoes fall apart or to rip your mesh gear bag. Unfortunately, these “heavy duty” materials are too...

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Zipper Repair

By: Ellie Friedmann, May 2, 2020

Zippers are an often overlooked piece of equipment but need maintenance and repair to work properly in whitewater settings. An integral part of drysuits, wetsuits, tents, boats, and gear bags,...

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Inflatable Kayak at Tappan Falls at 3 Feet

Introduction to Inflatable Kayaking

By: Ellie Friedmann, April 14, 2020

Inflatable kayaking (IK) is a great introduction to the water. Their versatility can surprise you: IK’s can be perfect for a relaxing lake paddle, an exciting whitewater expedition, or a...

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Repair Tools

Pro Tip: Wooden Oar Maintenance pt. 1

By: Michael Hughes, April 1, 2020

Wood has been used to makes oars for about 7,500 years. Through the decades material choice has shifted a bit more to composite materials. However, a nice set of wooden...

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Blade Fiberglass

Pro Tip: Wooden Oar Maintenance pt. 2

This is the second part of my adventure into refinishing a couple of oars. If you didn't see the first part, check it out here. These oars have a fiberglass...

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Tools Needed

Pro Tip: Neoprene Repair

By: Michael Hughes, November 21, 2019

While a hole in your favorite spray skirt, wetsuit, or neoprene item isn't the end of the world, it can be annoying. Even the smallest of holes in a spray...

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Plastice Welding Tools

Pro Tip: Plastic Welding Your Kayak

By: Michael Hughes, October 17, 2019

A crack in your beloved kayak doesn't mean game over. Welding up a crack, or even a hole, is possible with the right tools. Before you start it is important...

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Using the Pusher Tool to Remove Air Bubbles

Hypalon Inflatable Boat Repair

By: Zach, December 9, 2018

Make sure you know what type of material you are repairing, as there are different techniques for repairing different raft materials. This article is for repairing hypalon rafts. What You...

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