Six Knots You Need To Know

Today on Repairs101 I want to share with you six knots that I really believe that everyone should know how to tie. Now some people are under the mistaken idea that if you can’t tie a knot you should just tie a lot. As funny and clever as that sounds it’s really not the case. The best thing you can do is learn how to tie a proper knot and that’s what I’m here to show you today. What I do here on Repairs101 is I teach skills and knot tying is a skill that absolutely everybody needs to know. And these knots will serve you well for the rest of your life. Twenty years ago I packed up my car and I left Toronto where I was born and raised and headed here for Vancouver. I headed out on my own to drive the four thousand four hundred kilometres to get here.Continue reading

How to repair a kayak – Kayak Around Europe – 2/2016

I am back on the island of Amorgos. Back with the kayak. Ready to check it over and do some repairs Lets have a look I found a few cracks some of them are older They were fixed quickly along the way. Now I will have a proper look at them. Some are watertight and some leak a little bit Back here I have another crack, I am not sure if it is visible but it was repaired on the beach in a rush…everythiing will have to come off What I will need to repair are the deck lines. It is cut here so I will need to replace all of it. The line has gone through a lot and when I set off I will need a stronger one. I am going to turn the boat upside down and lets have a look at what surprises await us. Careful with the rudder. So what do we have here I will check this here is another one, this one is even bigger and this comes with me from the Czech Republic I just glued it and it does not leak so maybe I will leave it.Continue reading

How To Rig A Fishing Kayak

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We’ve had so many questions recently about how to properly rig your fishing kayak.  I found a great video on how to do this. Even though these blokes are in England, they’re using a Hobie Mirage as their example and there really is a load of great advice. Hopefully this’ll answer all your questions.  If you have more, just leave a comment below and we’ll do our best to answer them for you.

We also took the time to transcribe (to the best of our ability!) the YouTube video for those of you who prefer reading or are deaf.  You don’t need to be able to hear to get out there on the water!  No excuses!  Get your kayak rigged up and get out there!  Hope you enjoy this video presentation…

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Seaward Kayaks Review

What’s The Right Seaward Kayak for You?

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Kayaking has become quite affordable these days. You’ve got these new kayaks coming from China that’s extremely cheap, although they’re virtually disposable since the quality is quite cheap as well. But least you can enjoy them for a few months, until it breaks down on you and you have a nightmare situation in the water. But for some people, quality in kayaking is everything. And for these people, often that means getting a kayak from Seaward Kayaks.

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Is The Ocean Kayak Scrambler 11 The Right Fit For You?

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Eskimos started using kayaks about 5,000 years ago, and its basic design is still the same. Of course, technology has developed quite a bit since those early days. Still, tradition plays an important role in kayak design, and Ocean Kayak certainly ascribes to that “stick to what works best” philosophy. Their first Scrambler kayaks were made more than 20 years ago, and yet their efficient and stable Tri-Form Hull remains basically the same even in this recent version. It’s a great kayak for beginners, but experienced paddlers love it too.

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The Best Transparent Kayak

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A kayak isn’t just a vehicle that transports you over the water from point A to point B. It’s also a great way to enjoy Mother Nature and all her glory. The blue skies and the fluffy clouds above you, the waters that reach up to the waters, and the mountains and beaches in the background all offer visual delights that will remain with you forever in your memory.

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How to Win Big Fish Battles From Your Kayak

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Catching big game fish can be thrilling, but there are definitely some things you can learn before going out there and trying to tackle them.  Learning from your own experience is valuable, but it’s also valuable to learn from experts that have gone before.

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Pink Kayak Review

So You’re Looking For A Pink Kayak? 

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Well here goes.  I’m not going to ask why you want a pink kayak, but if you do, read on!  There are a few good brands to choose from.  Let’s take a look at what we found out about pink kayaks.  Enjoy!

In this article we’ll review two of the more popular brands of pink kayaks.

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Paddling With Your Dog – 6 Things You Need To Know

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I can’t think of many things more enjoyable than paddling with your pooch.  You, the water and your best friend, what else can beat that?  Not to mention he’ll never complain of the rain, he’ll play with you ashore and cuddle with you in your tent at night.  Pooch paddling does require some preparation to make sure your best buddy will have as good a time as you.Continue reading