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Kayak Paddle Length: What Size Kayak Paddle Do I Need?

It might not be the most intriguing piece of your kayaking equipment – but that doesn’t make kayak paddles any less important than, say, your ‘yak. I mean, it’s what gets you from point A to point B. Without one, all you’ll do is float around with no real way … Read more

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Kayaks and Alligators: kayaking with alligators 101

If your kayaking excursions ever take you to the Southern United States, you might find yourself kayaking with alligators. Wait, kayaks and alligators in the same waters? But is it safe to kayak with alligators? Will alligators attack kayaks? It does sound a bit like nightmare fuel – but actual statistics about ‘gator … Read more

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Ins And Outs Of Kayak Scupper Plugs: How & When To Use Them

Your sit-on-top kayak can be equipped with many accessories, some of which are considered luxuries, while others fall into the “kayaking essentials” category.  What about kayak scupper plugs, though? When it comes to plugging the little holes in the bottom of your kayak, the line between “necessary” and “optional” tends … Read more

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Can You Get A DUI On A Kayak? The Surprising Answer!

We both know that drinking and driving is a foolish, irresponsible, and flat-out illegal thing. Well, at least I hope that’s something we all agree on, anyway.  What about kayaks, though?  Is having a couple of beers during your kayaking trip as dangerous as driving under the influence? Is kayaking … Read more