“One of a Kind” Online
By Christopher Cunningham
Quite a number of years ago we had a section in the magazine called “One of a Kind.” It was a page that allowed us to share some of the special kayaks being built by readers as well as kayaks custom-built by manufacturers for expeditions and special needs. We’d like to reintroduce the “One of a Kind” section on our website. On the web we can devote much more space to special kayaks than we could in print, so we hope to have an inspiring collection for our web readers to enjoy. If you’d like to share a unique kayak with the Sea Kayaker community, please send a digital image or two to us along with a description of the kayak. Skin-on-frame, stitch-and-glue, strip-built, composite construction, you name it, are all welcome. Be sure to include the length, beam, weight, materials, the source of the design and the features that set the kayak apart. Let us know if you’d like us to include your email for folks who might be interested in hearing more about your kayak. Email your photos and description to: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ll get the ball rolling with a kayak that I built a few years back:
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April ’10 Issue Available Now
- Freya Hoffmeister completes her solo circumnavigation of Australia
- Paul Caffyn looks at the changes in kayaking in the 27 years since his circumnavigation of Australia
- Two visiting kayakers are rescued off the Alaskan coast
- Paddling New Brunswick's St. Andrews by-the-Sea
- A windy tour of Lake Powell
Red tides: What they are and why they're not red
Review: The Paddling Partner ballast system
- For want of a bow line a kayak was lost: A cautionary tale
- Kayak Reviews:
- Alchemy 14.0 S by Dagger
- Pinguino Sport by Pygmy Boats
New Cook Book
By Ann Eastwood
Browsing through cookbooks is one of my pastimes. I look for recipes that make my taste buds salivate. I picked out a few recipes from the new cookbook The Paddling Chef by Dian Weimer that I'd like to try:
Photo by Diana Mucci
Chicken Stir-Fry with Chutney
Dian Weimer has paddled and eaten well in places including Howe Sound and Gwaii Haanas in Canada. Her cookbook has over 100 tried-and-true recipes.
Risotto with Zucchini
Tofu with Sweet and Sour Sauce
Raita-Indian Cucumber Salad
Egg Drop Soup
She includes recipes from Indian, Chinese & Japanese cuisines.
We also offer Camp Cooking - The Black Feather Guide by Mark Scriver, Wendy Grater, Joanna Baker. It has terrific color photos that easily inspire me. Two chapters include recipes and instructions for baking in Dutch ovens and Outback ovens. Baking biscuits or brownies is a wonderful way to spend a day in camp.
Both books are written for canoeists, kayakers and rafters and cover planning, packing tips and menu ideas.
Click here to order these books!
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From the Advertising Department
Stop By and Enter to Win!
By Paul R. Riek
Advertising and Promotions Manager
Over the course of the next couple of months, I will be packing my bags and hitting the road to help kick off this year’s paddling season. If you are within driving range of any of the following events, please stop by, introduce yourself, and enter to win a subscription or a Werner paddle!
March 12-14 Madison, WI for Rutabaga’s Canoecopia
Come to Sea Kayaker’s booth and enter to win “A Prescription for the perfect-fitting Werner paddle” or a Sea Kayaker subscription!
March 26-28 Somerset, NJ for Jersey Paddler’s Paddlesport 2010
Enter to win a Sea Kayaker subscription!
April 16-18 Charleston, SC for the East Coast Canoe and Kayak Festival. Come to Sea Kayaker’s booth and enter to win “A Prescription for the perfect-fitting Werner paddle” or a Sea Kayaker subscription!
For a full listing of local and regional events, beyond the ones that Sea Kayaker magazine will have a presence at, please refer to our events calendar.
For those of you who’ve never attended any of these events, they are a great opportunity to look at established product lines in the paddlesports industry, see what’s new for this year, attend seminars presented by the foremost authorities in the sport and meet other paddlers. If you are not the lucky winner of a Sea Kayaker magazine subscription, you can subscribe (or renew) at the show discount!
Here’s what one lucky subscription winner had to say:
Dear Sea Kayaker magazine,
A belated "Thanks!" for the free subscription which I won in the fishbowl drawing at the 2009 West Coast Sea Kayak Symposium. I've thoroughly enjoyed the past few issues. You've inspired me to expand my paddling skills beyond flatwater sprint racing and now I'm signed up for a 5-day sea kayaking class this summer!
I'm putting my already-read issues in my waiting room at my office so others can enjoy them.
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