Canoe Comfort Tips

So, one of the most important parts of being able to paddle well in a solo canoe is having the outfitting correct and you can see that I have a double thigh strap set of outfitting here, I’ve got knee cups for my knees down here, so I got nice comfortable knee pads, they provide good padding and they hold my knees to the outside of the boat as well.Continue reading

Hobie Cat Pro Angler 14 Kayak

If you remember, you saw us last time at ICAST 2012; where we had the Pro Angler 12 on display. This is one of our boats that’s been rigged up for a tournament. The Hobie Fishing World, which was held in Austin, Texas this year. So I showed you some of the cool features last time, but now I want to show you this boat’s big brother, the Pro Angler 14. This boat’s got an extra 100 pounds of capacity. It’s 2 feet longer and 2 inches wider, so, 600 pounds of capacity.Continue reading

Canoeing and Hiking in South Africa

So this morning we are in Wilderness and we’ve decided to do a bit of canoeing. We’re out on the water now and it is a beautiful day, so we’re just going to be traveling upstream and maybe doing a little bit of hiking later. So we’ve done a lot of kayaking before together but this is our very first time to canoe.Continue reading

How to Carry a Canoe Solo

So if you’re going to be paddling solo, you’re obviously going to have to learn how to carry your boat by yourself and while these boats are fairly light as they go, they do weight between about forty and eighty pounds and so it can be a bit of a task to carry them.Continue reading

Crazy Moose Encounter!

(mid tempo beat) – Where, where, where, where, where? – Wow, oh my gosh. I’m just sitting here, I see two shapes, I thought it was dogs out there swimming. It’s a male and a female moose. – Mario get the 600 lens. – Got it! – I think we can get shots from the canoe. Get down to the canoe, lets see if we can kayak out there! Oars! Go, go, go, go, go! So right now there are two moose headed across the lake, we’re going to try to canoe out there and get some shots.Continue reading

Is The Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak For You?

 

“Hi folks. I’ve had a few requests to provide some details on the kayak I’ve been using. So I’m doing this off the lake edition to give everyone a closer look. This is the Lifetime Sport Fisher kayak it set me back $550 bucks and I bought it through Amazon since it wasn’t in any of the stores around here. I did get free shipping so there’s that. This kayak is 10 feet long which is actually pretty short for a kayak.Continue reading

How to Paddle Efficiently in a Canoe

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There are a few basic principals that apply to virtually every stroke you do in a canoe. Those principals will help you use your larger upper body muscles, help you avoid injury to your shoulders and other muscles, and they’ll also make your paddling more efficient and a lot more graceful. The first basic principal is called the paddler’s box. The paddler’s box is an imaginary box in front of your chest.Continue reading

How to Paddle and Steer a Canoe

 

There are a few basic principals that apply to virtually every stroke you do in a canoe. Those principals will help you use your larger upper body muscles, help you avoid injury to your shoulders and other muscles, and they’ll also make your paddling more efficient and a lot more Continue reading

Canoe Quebec City

 

Bonjour tout le monde! [Hello everyone!] We’re the Vagabrothers And this is part three of our six video series on Quebec. In this episode we’re leaving Montreal And we’re heading to Quebec City, for Winter Carnaval. First we got a train to catch. Lets go. Bienvenue mon frere [Welcome, my brother] Put your bag down, lets go. Alright guys, well we’ve just arrived at Quebec City To our hotel, Chateau Frontenac And Wow! It’s a castle. Okay so we’ve just finished checking in to the hotel, Frontenac And now we’re walking through the Old Town of Quebec.Continue reading