Information about choosing canoes and kayaks etc.
Latest updated Saturday, August 2, 2014, 6 comments
The canoe is a craft of human dimensions. It is big enough to hold everything needed for a fortnight in the wilderness - yet small enough to transport on a roof rack or be lifted indoors. It has enough weight to keep going between paddle strokes but is light enough to be carried with one hand. It is fast enough for impressive daily runs but slow enough to give time for contemplation. It demands little and gives much.
In a canoe you are close to nature and to adventures. Not always the breathtaking kind, but small, satisfying everyday adventures. Even the most serene stream has a complex animal life above and below the surface. Downstream awaits the sea - upstream, rapids and cataracts. In a canoe you can travel through nature without leaving traces.
"Take nothing but memories
Leave nothing but footprints
Kill nothing but time
Above all, have fun"
As craft for workout and recreation there is a canoe for everybody, regardless of their abilities. For the builder, a canoe is a manageable project, where none of the tasks goes on long enough to leave you bored or exhausted.
Ett systematiskt sätt att välja kajak
Vad betyder mått och form för kajakens egenskaper?
Vad är det som gör en kajak snabb, stabil eller manöverbar?
Olika kanadensartyper - skillnader och likheter - för- och nackdelar.
Hur lång skall paddeln vara? Skall den vara vinklad eller inte? Lite information om att välja paddlar