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    How to use your oars

    Learning new rowing skills is key to helping boaters grow and become more adept on the water

    I know… the title of this post seems silly. One would think it's pretty straight forward, and it is. Until, you start learning new specialized techniques and pushing yourself into more difficult whitewater situations. Or maybe you're are just starting out rowing. It's always nice to have some basic information to rely on. While we…

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    Take the training wheels off

    Never use Oar-rights again I might catch bunch of flack for this next comment, but here goes. I really believe it. If you're running oar-rights on your rig, you're not not nearly as an efficient or proficient as a rower who doesn't. Especially while fishing. You simply cannot utilize all of the rowing techniques and…

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    Back that trailer up

    It’s a common scenario. You pull up ready for a day on the water and the boat ramp is a circus. Gear, dogs, boats and people everywhere. You’ve done your due diligence and prepared your boat off to the side and are now ready to launch. I’ve had a couple of stressful moments trying to…

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    Video: Five exercises to get you in shape for rowing season

    Then it hit me while working out yesterday, perhaps I should concentrate on some exercises that will help me prepare for not only some big rafting trips I have coming up, but the entire season.

    I snuck in my first float of the season two weeks ago. It was a solo affair on a section of the Colorado I know very well. Since then it has proceeded to snow or rain at least every other day in my neck of the woods and really put a damper on boating. I…

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    A raft without air?

    How a small leak can mean big problems down the line in·flat·a·ble /inˈflādəb(ə)l/ Inflatable. Pretty simple to infer what it means, but by definition it’s the capability to be inflated with air. It also happens to be one of the most important components for any inflatable raft, kayak or paddle board. A couple weeks ago, after…

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    Boats in books … and dreaming about rivers

    by Greg McReynolds I’ve read “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame to all of our kids. It’s a wordy book, full of the kind of slow, descriptive prose that is perfect for winding down a restless four-year-old just before bedtime.   My favorite passage comes early in the book, after the mole leaves his…

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    Boats are for fishing?

    Most people in the fishing realm “get into” boats for one reason. To get to the fish. As an angler first, that’s why I was initially intrigued too — it was a means to an end. These days, though, there’s more to a boat for me than just the fishing. I’m almost to point where…