Complacency can get you into trouble

 Over time as our skills get better we may notice getting flipped surprised or into trouble in places that normally would not have been a problem when our skills were in the process of being pushed to a level higher than what they were presently at. We have...

Armored protection for composite kayaks

by Tony Johnson Several NRs and friends recently got together with the EXPLORE NORTH COAST club in Trinidad. I used my composite kayak, a carbon Necky Chatham 16 for rock gardening, leaving the plastic at home. The Chatham took damage in several areas, mostly the keel...

Just swimming with paddles + video

By Bill Vonnegut Ever since the rescue in Monterey last month. I have been thinking that I wanted to get some swimming practice. This is something we talk about from time to time on our paddles, but end up not getting around too. So Last weekend we decided...