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Vagabond Kayaks’ Rudder System Install

09 April

Vagabond Kayaks are now available with a rudder upgrade for $300. Coming soon!

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Next Batch of Kayaks Delayed Until June 15

29 March

The next batch of kayaks will arrive to the Sit On Top Pros approximately June 15th. There is a very good reason for the delay. All of our kayaks are produced by a company called Roto Kayaks in South Africa. They recently relocated to a new city. “We’d outgrown the current factories’ capabilities. We added […]

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Strait of Juan de Fuca

25 March

By Rob Casey Paddling the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Washington State is a unique semi-coastal experience. The Strait of Juan de Fuca is the waterway that connects the Pacific Ocean with Puget Sound and separates Washington State from Vancouver Island. The Strait is 80 miles long and roughly 13 miles wide. The waterway […]

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Installing a Sail Kit on Your Sit On Top

17 March
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Designing the Scupper 12 Kayak

16 March

Swell Watercraft describes the process of designing it’s upcoming new kayak – the Scupper 12.

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The Story of Stealth Kayaks

12 March

In the words of it’s founder, Brett Chencellor

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Shark Attacks Stealth Kayak!

03 March
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Tug Surfing in Seattle

12 February

By Rob Casey In the early 2000’s, another friend and I were having fun surfing recreational boat wakes on Seattle’s Shilshole Bay.  One day we saw a huge tug without a barge go by throwing off a huge peeling wave. Naturally, we had to surf it. Nearly 20 years later, we’re still surfing those tug waves.  […]

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How to Break a Surfski

27 January

How to snap a surfski in big, heavy waves 101.

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Vagabond Marimba- First Paddle

25 January

First time we ran the Marimba down a river was on the Nooksack as it pours into Puget Sound. Jim Marsh provides (river) running commentary on this long sleek & versatile SOT.

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