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Canoeing, Rafting and Boating

Power Canoe Paddling Technique

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Paddling a canoe looks quite easy, however it does require a lot strength and energy. To become efficient at it, these two exercises can help you build strength and cut through the water. It is recommended that you do these canoe exercises at least two times a week for 6 weeks prior to a canoe trip. If you do this, you will gain endurance and power to paddle for many hours. The two canoe exercise routine should be performed at your gym on the pulley machine, and you should do 2 sets of more than 15 reps each set.

Glow In The Dark Paddles

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

If a motor boat comes around at night, you better make sure the people driving the motor boat can see you. Kayak or canoeing at night time, glow in dark paddlesPut reflective strips or stickers on your paddle.

Use Small Dry Bag

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

dry bags dry sacs

Instead of using one large dry bag, use several small dry bags. One large dry bag can make weight on the canoe or kayak uneven and you may realize it is hard to find a place to fit the large dry bag.

Wear Bicycle Gloves While Paddling

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Canoe Kayak paddling gloves

To keep your hands cool, and prevent them being sore or getting blisters while paddling wear fingerless bicycle gloves. Mountain bike type gloves are probably best. On long paddling trips, you will be glad you brought them.

Fix A Leak In Your Kayak or Canoe

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Would be believe a Q-Tip can stop a pin hole link in your canoe and kayak.
The answer is “Yes”. Just stick the Q-Tip in the pin pole first, then hold it in place and cover it using duct tape.