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2014 Whitewater Rafting Season

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As winter grinds on, spring is right around the corner and that means whitewater rafting.  Spring snowmelt is just a couple of months away providing some of the most coveted rafting conditions of the whole year.  Trips book up quickly for these early season trips.  So, don't get left out.  Book yours today.

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Steps to Adding a Hatch to Your Kayak

Monday March 31, 2014

During the last few posts I've commented on different aspects of how to add a dry storage in the form of a kayak hatch to your kayak.  Everything from determining if your kayak can even take a hatch to choosing one, cutting the hole, and finally installing the hatch were discussed.  All of these articles come together in this document entitled All About How to Install a Kayak Hatch.

How to Install a Kayak Hatch

Monday March 31, 2014

Kayak hatches can be purchased for anywhere from $10  to $150.  The cost benefit analysis is really a no-brainer for this handy addition to your kayak.  That is as long as you can add a hatch to your kayak.  Learn how here.

Cut a Hole in My Kayak? Are you Crazy??

Monday March 31, 2014

Most kayakers cringe at the idea of putting a sharp object near their kayaks.  Yet, this is exactly what must happen when installing a kayak hatch.  While care must be taken to cut a hole in the deck of your kayak, it really isn't a big deal if proper care is taken.  So, if you've even considered adding a hatch to your kayak, maybe now is the time.  Learn how to cut a hole in your kayak en route to adding some much needed dry storage to your sit-on-top.

How to Choose a Kayak Hatch

Monday March 31, 2014

Many sit-on-top kayaks have flat spots in the deck that are made to accommodate hatches.  If your kayak has these spots, perhaps you should consider installing a hatch in your kayak.  Hatches are a way to make sure your possessions stay dry and in the boat.  Learn how to choose a kayak hatch, and give your boat a face lift.

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