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How old is that PFD ?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by TJ & Lava Apr 5, 2010.

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Kayak classes

Riverside Kayak Connection 4016 Biddle Ave Wyandotte MI 48192Fun Start Kayaking Class Sunday, October 17, 2010 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Downriver YMCA, 16777 Northline Rd., Southgate, MI 48195 Cost $75.00 per participant...
RKC

Kayaking flare gun hazards

When it all goes terribly wrong, you'll want your flare gun to work without problems. Flares are a short distance signaling device to alert rescue personnel "hey, we're over here". Pyrotechnic flares...
Trouble

River levels rise by court order

As the fall season in Michigan approaches each year, many local lakes levels are lowered, dumping water into the rivers. The Oakland County Drain Commissioner lowers the lake volumes from October 1 to May 15th every year by a court...
Oakland County Drain Commission

Kayak or canoe Kalamazoo River Fall Jamboree

2010 Kalamazoo River Fall Jamboree from the Michigan folks associated with Bangor South Haven Heritage Water Trail Association .Celebrating the ‘Coming of the Fall Colors’ and go exploring on the Kalamazoo River and in the Ottawa...
Bangor South Haven Heritage Water Trail

Canoeing in color October 2 on Shiawassee River

Come out on October 2, 2010 for the "Canoe in Color" event on the Shiawassee River in Holly, Michigan at Waterworks Park. Paddle among the beautiful fall colors as you slide past wetlands, forests, marshes, fens and open...
Autumn kayaking
 

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Annual Shiawassee River Paddle 2013

Annual Shiawassee River Paddle 2013- Sunday -June 2- 10am registration- Start - Waterworks Park in Holly,MI- Finish - Strom Park in Fenton,MI- Length - 7 miles of twists and turns- Racers go first, Rec afterwards - Shuttle service availableIf you have additional questions,please call Sue Julian at 248-634-3513-…See More
May 23, 2013
Ronald replied to Willi H2O's discussion Biggest Mistake most novice paddlers make ?
"I  would go with understanding the effects of fatigue. It goes hand and hand with knowing water and wind conditions, paddling techniques and the lenght of a trip taken. The same recovery techniques practiced in a classroom setting or on a…"
Apr 23, 2012
Willi H2O replied to Lance Pillsbury's discussion Drysuit in the group Sea Kayaking
"I like OS systems gear. Had mine for quite a few years now. http://www.ossystems.com/surface/ There ARE multiple manufacturers of drysuits. Anyone tells you Kokotat owns the world of paddling is kidding themselves"
Feb 26, 2012
Debra replied to Willi H2O's discussion SnowCross with Kayak style
"OMG that looks like so much fun...do you get to chose which bones to break? lol"
Jun 25, 2011
Willi H2O posted a blog post

Shiawassee River Paddle Event 06/05/2011

2011 Shiawassee River race and pleasure paddle Shiawassee River Paddle Event on June 5, 2011Enter the Race for competition OR --  join us for the Pleasure Paddle Canoes available for rental thru Heavners Livery Shuttle transport all day long until 6pm Join over 100 local paddlers for a day of…See More
Mar 22, 2011
Chris Watson replied to Willi H2O's discussion Biggest Mistake most novice paddlers make ?
"My biggest was time management and overreach, aside from my failure to appreciate water guages. My initial forays into kayaking were on moving water in the dead of summer during low water and my 2 hour paddles would stretch to 6 hour ordeals. I…"
Dec 8, 2010
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Sep 23, 2010
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Sep 13, 2010
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Use of Silica Gel for wet kayaking electronics

We all have family and friends that own and use a variety of cellphones, mp3, gps, camera, watches, remote key fobs, etc. Inevitable some of those items get wet, dropped in the pool, the toilet, a puddle or perhaps dockside as someone launches a kayak.Dry them out with a bit of silica gel and a zip lock baghttp://www.examiner.com/kayaking-in-detroit/fix-wet-electronic-kayaking-gearSee More
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Aug 31, 2010
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Aug 28, 2010
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Aug 23, 2010
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Michigan Paddle Smart ID kicks off Labor Day 2010

On Monday, August 23, 2010 I spoke briefy via telephone to USA CoastGuard - Master Chief Petty Officer - Frank T. Jennings - from the NinthDistrict in Cleveland, Ohio about the roll out of the Paddle Smart IDsticker program.http://www.examiner.com/kayaking-in-detroit/michigan-paddle-smart-id-kicks-off-labor-day-2010See More
Aug 23, 2010
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June 6, 2010 Annual Shiawassee River Paddle event

Annual Shiawassee River Paddle EventSunday, June 6, 2010Paddle 7 Miles from WaterWorks Park in Holly,Michigan to Strom Park in Fenton,Michigan Mail Registrationhttp://www.headwaterstrailsinc.org/RiverRaceregistrationform2010.docPUT-IN-WaterWorks Park -602 South Broad St, Holly, MI 48442-1674TAKE-OUT--Strom Park--299 South East Street, Fenton,MInear the East Street Bridge.Schedule: 10:00 am On-site registration…See More
May 18, 2010

Profile Information

What kind of Paddling are you into?
Sea Kayaking, Flatwater (Lakes and mellow rivers), River Running, Creek Boating
What boats do you own? (kayaks, canoes, rafts, etc.)
Dagger Crossover
Epic Endurance (made in South Africa)
Favorite place to paddle?
Shiawassee River
Most memorable paddle?
Huron River at 5 degree air temps
How long have you been paddling?
6-10 years

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Annual Shiawassee River Paddle 2013

Annual Shiawassee River Paddle 2013
- Sunday -June 2…
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Posted on May 23, 2013 at 9:59am

Shiawassee River Paddle Event 06/05/2011

2011 Shiawassee River race and pleasure paddle

 Shiawassee River Paddle Event on June 5, 2011

Enter the Race for competition

OR --  join us for the Pleasure Paddle



Canoes available for rental thru Heavners… Continue

Posted on March 22, 2011 at 1:52pm

Use of Silica Gel for wet kayaking electronics

We all have family and friends that own and use a variety of cellphones, mp3, gps, camera, watches, remote key fobs, etc. Inevitable some of those items get wet, dropped in the pool, the toilet, a puddle or perhaps dockside as someone launches a kayak.



Dry them out with a bit of silica gel and a zip lock bag…



Continue

Posted on September 4, 2010 at 5:00pm

Michigan Paddle Smart ID kicks off Labor Day 2010

On Monday, August 23, 2010 I spoke briefy via telephone to USA Coast
Guard - Master Chief Petty Officer - Frank T. Jennings - from the Ninth
District in Cleveland, Ohio about the roll out of the Paddle Smart ID
sticker program.

http://www.examiner.com/kayaking-in-detroit/michigan-paddle-smart-id-kicks-off-labor-day-2010


Posted on August 23, 2010 at 11:30am

Kayaking 40 miles in a day : Shiawassee River

Kayak paddling from launch in Argentine, Michigan

to take-out in Corunna, Michigan



Pictures and GPS data from the Earth Day Adventure , Thursday April 22, 2010

- 40 kayak miles in a day - Argentine to Corunna



http://bit.ly/ArgentineToCorunna Geo-tagged, dated, and mapped



http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/577443260canNMX

( Nice clean high… Continue

Posted on April 24, 2010 at 10:30am

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