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News from August, 2007

Några länkar...

Protokollet från rolltävlingen på Stocken, med individuella poäng för alla deltagare och kommentarer av Sten E Karlsson.

Lite om traditionella alternativ till high-tech-lacker på Dash Point Pirate (engelska)

En artikel av Dubside – "The Kayaker’s Best Friend" – där han filosoferar sympatiskt om havet som paddlarens bästa vän. (Wavelength Magazine).

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Inge Almén´s Kanotyawl - more pics

More pics...

Since I posted about Inge Almén´s very beautiful canoe yawl, many have asked for more pics, so Inge sent a bunch of closeups.

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Isfjord på Bästkusten

Jonas nya Isfjord

"Hej Björn.

Så var det äntligen dags att skicka detta mail med tillhörande bilder - kajaken är klar och sjösatt.

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New beautiful Black Pearl from CSFW

Grey Pearl

A new Pearl - this time light grey and comissioned by Chris Russo, NY - has just left the diligent small boat shop in Milan, New Hampshire.

As usual Dan Caouette spoils us with a lot of nice pics of the building project as well as a bunch of "beauty shots" of the finished kayak.

Good luck, Chris, with your Grey Pearl.

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Stocken Kayak Meeting 2007

Kayaks galore

Initially I planned to come up at thursday evening, but it had to be friday early instead – and perhaps just as fine considering the reports of massive mosquito attacks.

Friday started with a tour in solitude around the islands - afternoon was "work hours", i e talking about kayak building, paddling, paddles kayak design with old and new friends and lending kayaks for testing etc.

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Isfjord number two - Göran Andersson

Isfjord #2

Hello Björn!

After Alert 2 2005 and an Isfjord 2006, I launched on june 3 my opus 3 - another Isfjord. My wife wanted her own.

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Dubside in Helsingborg

Dubside rollaing
Dubside showing a stormroll

After a busy weekend at the boat fair in Helsingborg, there was more rolling activities coming up. Dubside on swedentour, initiated by Sara and Johan at EscapeKajak, came to Helsingborg (after a couple of days at Horisontkajak in Stockholm) for a couple of days with rolling classes, and was invited to assist Dubside on the water.

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Kayaks at the yacht fair in Helsingborg

Large and small crafts

This weekend was yacht fair in Helsingborg. Mostly the usual stuff – float after float with luxury yacht look-alikes in white or blue plastics, the rowing club, a sauna in a tub on a float, a floating porch with an electric motor, the coast guard with boats and an information tent – and then the very dynamic kayak corner in the northern part of the harbour where the action was

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New paddle...

Just the other day I happened to find an unusually good piece of wood for a paddle, a straight grained 2x2 – to good to pass. I wasn´t looking for wood at all, but this piece out of hundreds of similar, did catch my attention.

Paddlewood

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Rolling demo in Helsingborg

Helsingborgs Boat Fair

This weekend is a Boat Fair in Helsingborg in the south of Sweden. KajakEvent is participating with a bunch of kayaks to look at and try. I will do some rolling demos and Ram Silval from Nepal will show acrobatics in a white water kayak.

Me rolling and Ram looping...

My times are saturday at 13-13.30 and 16-16.30, and sunday at 12-12.30 and 14-14.30. I will be available for a talk on paddling, kayaks, kayak building and such most of the time during the weekend. There will be time to try out my Black Pearl or Njord for those interested.

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Wooden Pearl

Jim Ansund´s Wooden Pearl

Hello Björn.

Just want to you to know that my "Wooden Pearl" is launched and paddled (weight 12,4 kg without the deck hardware). She feels like a thoroughbred compared to my Nomad. Very stimulating. Handrolls do not work yet, but I have full confidence in my "bombproof" paddle rolls. How many BP:s are built in Sweden and the world?

Thanks for advice and support during the building process!
Regards Jim Ansund

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Paddle repair

Last sunday one of my best paddles broke at a rolling class - a strong guy forgot what the class was about and tried to roll up with brute force instead of technique. 6" from the tip the paddle snapped.

My initial reaction was to discard it and build a new. But on the way home I began thinking of a repair. This is how it turned out.

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Two Nomads in Brazilian Cedar

Hello Björn!

Now our spring-project is done - bar some small adjustments in the cockpit.

Trials

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Festivalhelg i Tranås

Hätte udde i Sommen

Årets andra teknikkurs hos Petrus Kajak i Sommen sammanföll med finalen på "Sommaveckan" – en lokal hantverksmässa, vattenfestival mm.

Några exempel på festivalarrangemang under lördagen:

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Rune´s Photo gallery

Got a mail from Rune Eurénius with a link to a new photo gallery, with pics from the archipelago surrounding Gothenburg on the Swedish west coast:

"Hello Björn,

Want to mention that I recently published some pics from my outings in the archipelago of Gothenburg.

Rune´s pics from the Gothenburg archipelago
The Gothenburg archipelago

Rune Eurénius, Gbg"

Rune built a Kavat and a Hunter, paddles mostly in the Gothenburg archipelago and has earlier pubished a nice gallery from the Stocken kayak meeting 2006.

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