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On choosing, building and using canoes, kayaks, paddles and small boats

Choosing is about dimensions, characteristics, performance, equipment and other things that influences the choice of a kayak or canoe to buy or build.

Building is information on the building method, a complete online building manual for kayaks canoes and paddles, and facts on materials.

Paddling contains advice on paddling techniques, safety in kayaks and canoes, as well as online classes on navigation, meteorology, touring and maritime common sense.

Reading is articles on the history and geography of kayaks, canoes and paddles, a commented list of related books, links etc.

The latest news and launching reports

Frej in England

Jeff visar det rätt skrämmande vädersystemet som drog in under hans Japan-runt-paddling

Just before the weekend, we (Mikkel Molin from Struer and me) took a quick trip to Exeter in Devon to introduce Struer Frej. Behind the initiative was Jeff Allen (Sea Kayaking Cornwall), who on a teaching trip to Nautopp in Sweden got to try the kayak, and found a potential candidate for his next expedition (northern Norway).

Together with AS Watersport in Exeter, he arranged an event, where at first Jeff talked about his earlier expeditions, circumnavigating Japan, South Georgia and Ireland and paddling expeditions in Norway, Sweden, Alaska, Scotland etc.

After Jeff, I took over the stage and presented the thoughts and the design process behind and the development of Frej. Some 60 paddlers were present and it was half past eleven before all question were answered and we could head back to the hotel.

After a very good discussion with Jeff over breakfast the morning after, we could fly back home to Denmark and Sweden with hopes for a good start for Frej in England.

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Hunter – Johny Bolander

"Så nöjd:) ska bli kul att lära mig denna :) Stor skillnad mot min Frej.Med vänlig hälsning, Johny" Read full post

Spray – Dan Caouette

En ny snygg kajak från Clear Stream Custom Water Craft och Dan Caouette: "Another Spray kayak is on the water!! Andrew was seri… Read full post

Ambitiöst!

På Goods Home Design finns det inget som heter "Too much". Skall man göra något gör men det ordentligt. (Hmm, gamla Passaten ha… Read full post

Najad – Asbjørn Solberg

"Hei. I dag ble min Najad sjøsatt for første gang. Jeg er veldig fornøyd med kajakkens design, den er stødig, går godt i vannet… Read full post

More news and launchings…

Launchings

  1. Hunter – Johny Bolander
  2. Spray – Dan Caouette
  3. Ambitiöst!
  4. Najad – Asbjørn Solberg
  5. Njord – Justin Boocock
  6. A Frej down under
  7. Frej – Jim Craig
  8. Frej – David Long
  9. Njord 15 kg 510 cm – Bengt Ekwall
  10. Hunter – Nico Vertriest

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