May 2, 2019

So its amazing how strange something can feel when you are used to something else. I guess that goes with out saying for most things in life. Well for the last (3) years my go to stick for sea kayaking has been my bent shaft Ikelos Werner 230 cm Carbon paddle. I straig...

January 14, 2019

Many many years ago I had the pleasure of floating down the Edisto River. It was low water. I remember sandbars, birds, gators, strange foliage and the deep blackness of the water. I was in my own Bob Ross painting and yes, I did see that happy little cabin. Quite a fe...

January 23, 2018

So every one an a while you get a novel idea that makes sense. Wanted to share one such example with you. During our last Super Fun Roll Clinic we arrived at our third day and some folks were still struggling with paddle placement. The common issue was not having the p...

January 23, 2018

Imagine going out for a paddle and having end seven years later. This is the story of Oskar Speck who did just that. Give it a read!

https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/01/from-nazi-germany-to-australia-the-incredible-true-story-of-historys-longest-kayak-journey

January 1, 2018

Happy New Years to everyone. Hopefully everyone made it unscathed through the holidays. Hard to believe that it is already 2018 right? Well the team at FD Outdoors has been hard at work putting together programming for 2018. Please be sure to check the "Where are we" p...

July 31, 2017

So I am sucker for giving a boat a second lease on life. My latest project is a pre - 2010 Wliderness Systems Tempest 170. A great boat for sure and there is not a structural thing wrong with it. Below outlines bulkhead and skeg refurbishment. Additionally, I have repl...

July 5, 2017

So its July 4th and I decided to head to he harbor for a paddle this evening. I knew that the boat traffic would be a bit nuts and yes it was. Getting back in before it was dark was a smart move for sure and the ridiculousness that followed was well just plain ridiculo...

July 1, 2017

So when do you begin thinking about your gear? Do you do this days before your next trip or at the time you make it to the put in? For me personally this process begin the day before a planned trip. So what am I reviewing? I check all of my rescue / safety gear. I chec...

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