Kraken – update from the pool

Kraken – update from the pool

This Sunday was the second time the Kraken has floated. Sunday was an ISK pool session, I was teaching for the first hour then jumped aboard the Kraken and took her for a spin. The first trip was a very brief foray onto a local lake with very cold water so I did not...
Vintage kayak (rolling) films

Vintage kayak (rolling) films

Like many kayakers I read a great number of blog. Recently I was browsing the archives on PaddlingInstructor.com and came across this great early film of Inuit kayakers. I love the ease with which they roll. It is also very interesting to see their paddle stroke....
Bow sealer

Bow sealer

One of the challenges with a home built folding kayak is sealing the ends. I chose a simple approach with the stern; self-amalgamating tape wrapped around the end forms a watertight seal. The stern can be semi-permanently sealed as if does not come apart during...