Bomber Gear released a very nice instructional video of how to replace a torn neck gasket yourself. It really isn’t very difficult and like many other projects, the first time always takes the longest. After replacing several of my own, I got it down to a fine science.$15 for the gasket and $5-6 for glue sure beats the $60 repair cost of my local outdoor shop.
Wednesday, 11 November 2009 22:51

Kayak Skeg or Rudder Systems [Kayak Geek Videos]

Surfing around on youtube I stumbled into the ultra geeky world of kayak manufactures videos. Below is a collection of different videos that various manufactures have put together highlighting their skeg or rudder systems.I thought it was interesting that with so many different designs out there each video is clearly demonstrating that their particular design is vastly superior to everything out there on the market.
This fall is shaping up to bring us some really good paddling films. I already talked about the new Gordon Brown DVD, Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown which is being released right now. It’s really good and I have watched a rough preview copy a couple of times already. Below is a quick trailer for it to wet your appetite. More info: Official WebsiteThe other movie that looks like it could do well in the upcoming paddling film festival season, is Paddle to Seattle. It’s being described as a “Journey through the Inside Passage is a feature documentary chronicling the progress of two intrepid adventurers paddling handmade wooden Pygmy kayaks from Alaska to Seattle.”
Here is some super fantastic footage of an accident (and rescue) recently at the Skookumchuck Narrows in British Columbia.From the YouTube description: A tug boat pulling a barge at Skookumchuck Narrows suddenly capsizes trapping one man inside the boat for 10 minutes. Kayaker Dave Fusilli of Team Demshitz paddles out his Pyranha Kayak in an attempt to save the man from the wreckage. Luckily no one was killed and a nearby tug pulled the barge and submerged tug to safety before the tide went out and the rapids of Skookumchuck became dangerous.
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 15:33

Flood Rescue Fail [Video]

I have the highest respect for rescue crews but a posting today on the Fail Blog really made me laugh (like it always does).I hate to be the one to point out technical mistakes in others but the crew should have made sure that the dog walking alongside of the flood rescue boat had a lifejacket on.
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