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A new episode of Ken Whiting's online TV show, Facing Waves just got posted their and this time it focuses on my buddy and fellow team P&H Kayak paddler, Ray Boucher from Wawa, Ontario. This episode focuses on rougher water paddling on Lake Superior. The cinematography looks great and I think you will agree that the camera really brings out Rays eyes.
For years I now I've been wondering (and I know you have to) just how many bags of unopened chips would it take to keep me afloat and take me on an adventure. Well some Korean students decided to tackle that last great life mystery and discovered that if you tape together 160 bags of chips into a kayak, you and your buddy can paddle off into the sunset and international fame. More info: wsj.com
I love when people bring technology and the outdoors together in unique ways so I knew this project was right up my alley as soon as I stumbled upon it. What you are looking at here is called the Tide Machine. It's a simple, internet-connected surfboard that reports the current wave height from your favourite weather buoy. Here is a quick video to see it in action:
Friday, 26 September 2014

Design a Better PFD and Win $10,000

Think you can design a better PFD than the one you currently wear in your canoe or kayak? If so, you could win up to $10,000 in a contest organized by the BoatUS Foundation.
Yes, its super silly and my kids made fun of me for watching but I don't care. This is brought to you by Ylvis, that same guy who wondered a while back what foxes say.
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