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The Fly Fishing Hero We Need Right Now

05 January

He’s the hero we need right now. We can’t understand a word he says. The only thing we know is we’re envious. Big Fish. Beer. Stealth Fusion 480.  

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2 Day on South Africa’s Vaal River

05 January

Weeks of lockdown and restrictions on all activities deprived us of the last weeks of summer and autumn. Finally able to get on the water, Vagabond Kayaks’ Celliers Kruger and Lisa de Speville dusted the cobwebs off their Vagabond Marimba kayaks for a leisurely two-day trip down the Vaal River. Where the Day 1 section […]

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Adjusting Ferrule Tension in your Joystick Paddle

28 December

Joystick Paddles likes to boast that it’s Full Metal Ferrule is the lightest, most durable system on the planet.  Here’s one reason they’ll probably last you a lifetime: located inside every ferrule is a secret mechanism that allows you to add or reduce tension.  It’s pretty easy to do. 1.  Remove the screw from the […]

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Living On a Boat

17 December

By Rob Casey Five years ago, Kylie Keller’s Seattle apartment was being demolished for new condos, so it was time to look for another place to live. Wanting to stay in her favorite neighborhood of Ballard, a community on the shores of Puget Sound known for its rich maritime culture, she began to research her options. […]

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Kids Re Entry Video

09 November

Why sit on top?  Here’s a 23 second video that explains THE reason it’s safer.  From Whimpus Patheticus Productions.   Sit On Top and Stay Safe!!

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Vagabond Kayaks’ Podcast

04 November

Vagabond Kayaks’ founders Celliers Kruger and Lisa De Speville were recent guests on the South African podcast Get Outdoors.  Take a listen to their story and you’ll understand exactly why they design kayaks the way they do.  

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Progression of a Revolutionary Kayak Part

20 October

By Jim Marsh Swell Watercraft set out to build a faster, more comfortable sit on top kayak.  The big idea was to lower the footwells all the way, just like a sea kayak.  The added performance would be a game changer.  But what to do with the excess water that filled into the cockpit?  We […]

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Outfit your Surf Ski for Safety – 3 Easy Tips

12 October

By Rob Casey Whether you’re paddling solo or with friends, outfitting your surf ski for safety and carrying these basic items will give you more confidence knowing you’ll be better prepared for rough water or a swim. Attach Leash Between the Back Deck and your PFD Side Straps Most surf skiers use a short leash […]

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Flotsam and Jetsam: Beach Trash Art

11 October

By Rob Casey It all started with finding plastic bags and other ‘garbage’ while on a beach walk at our favorite beach on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. We started to pick up the items with the goal of cleaning the beach. We knew some of the items floated in but wondered if others were dropped by […]

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Stealth Fusion 480 Features Walk Through Video

06 October

  http:// Stealth Kayaks’ Brett Chellenor walks through the features of Stealth Kayaks’ first ever plastic boat.  

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