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    Valve stem glue?

    Once again a valve stem on my NRS float bags has come unglued from the air tube. Does anyone know what glue actually works on this smooth plastic?
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    New spray deck for the Kruger Seawind

    The original spray deck for my Kruger Seawind had finally seen the end times, having been used by the original owner, then chewed by mice, then used by me for a couple thousand miles. It was time to make a new one since there were a few modifications I wanted to make: 1. Heavier fabric for...
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    New book - The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of Northern Eurasia

    Coming out this month from Smithsonian Press. The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of Northern Eurasia By Harri Luukkanen and William W. Fitzhugh The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of Northern Eurasia is a history and description of bark and skin boat traditions of the native peoples of Scandinavia...
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    Georgia or South Carolina in mid November?

    i have two weeks in mid November that I can use to get away and do some paddling here in the east coast. I am looking at Georgia or South Carolina for some flatwater paddling or canoe sailing. Car camping or backcountry, either would work. Any suggestions from the experienced paddlers out there?
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    Rideau Canal, Canada

    Looks like all the stars are aligning for a thru paddle of the Rideau canal in Ontario next summer. Anyone else out there that has done this? Trip report or advice? Also looking for end to end shuttle options other than the one I have found. Thanks in advance.
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    How exensive is your canoe?

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    Canoeing in paintings

    I went to see the "American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists' Colony" exhibit at the Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College in Annapolis, Md. today. Nice exhibit. It contained this painting by Frank Weston Benson - On Grand River. Thought those of here would appreciate it, and it could...
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    Okefenokee swamp

    Dave and I decided to get one more paddling camping trip in this fall. I somehow managed to get a permit for three nights in the Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge with only a week's notice (permits are reservable up to two months before a trip date, and I have heard tales of people...
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