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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, September 14, 2007

Are you ready for the Fall?

Fall Creek. New Boston. Moose. and once the leave start to change color, just a small amount of rain will bring up the creeks in the Westfields, Catskills, and some of those seldom run spots right here in the northwest corner.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Clarke Outdoors Tshirts

guess who is sporting a C.O. tshirt?

yup. Corran Addison, hard(ly) at work at his store in Montreal.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

play boats are in

enjoy this latest rainfall that has brought up the play waves with warm water

LiquidLogic Ronin, WaveSport Project, DragoRossi Stinger, Jackson Star, DragoRossi Squashtail, DragoRossi Fish, Dagger Agent

and of course, we have many demo boats for you to try, making it easier to decide which is the right boat for you.

The store has every model of DragoRossi kayak available for you when you want to demo them, as well as some WaveSport, Jackson, Dagger, Pyranha.

Creek boats are in

While many people lamented the dry weather for the past three weeks, a select few individuals were outfitting their new creek boats. When it rained two days ago, they were ready for action!

Why wait any longer? When the water drops, it's the perfet time to get a new boat and dial in the outfitting, trim, and take some time to get used to the boat on the riverhouse gates or down at swifts. Then, when the water comes up, you will be good to go in your new ride.

DragoRossi Critical Mass, Jackson Rocker, WaveSport Habitat, DragoRossi Mafia, DragoRossi Gangster

Clarke Outdoors is an exclusive DragoRossi dealer.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Monday Night Paddle Club

meet at the store at 5pm closing time and figure out where to go

this time it was Swift's Bridge

easy eddy access

good for beginners and advance boaters alike

helpful advice from friendly locals

total surfing fun

Thursday, May 17, 2007

fast, inexpensive kayak outfitting

a $40 piece of minicel can outfit 2 kayaks

First, get a pretty new boat. (the one you really want)

Next, get a piece of 3" wide minicell that measures 12" x 48"

Remove the pillars, and remember to take out any set screws or other hardware that is holding them in first.

Insert the block of new foam so that it tucks under the stern deck a few inches, and mark off where the back of the seat is.

also mark off where your stern pillar will insert into your new foam block performance race seat backband

make some crossing marks (you'll see what these are for later)

cut out a slot so that the foam block can fit around the stern pillar

insert the block and follow the contour of the seat to draw a line for cutting.

cut the foam along that curved line so it will fit the shape of your back much better and be comfortable.

trim away any harsh edges so you can have a rounded surface area to help support you and be able to lean back when you need to do so

here's where those other lines come in handy. If you've cut too much of a slot for the backband, then you can easily cut several wedges from the scrap that will allow you to adjust the tightness of the backband.

Sweet! Home-made performance race seat.

Now how about those foot blocks?

It's easy. Just place the block under the bow of the boat and trace the template.

shave off a bit in the front so it will nest all the way down in the bow. Also be sure to cut a nice rounded shape for your feet to rest on.

Hand the rest of the foam to your friend so that he can outfit his brand new boat too!

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