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Grabner Amigo and Medway Canoe Chutes

River status A sunny day in the south of England saw me back on the water with the Big Kahuna Man  after many months off. It was a chance to anoint my new Grabner Amigo’s slick, factory-oiled hull with the Medway’s occluded … Continue reading

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Inflatable kayak construction. Part 1: fabrics and fabrication

Updated October 2019 I’m not an expert on any of these matters; it’s just what I’ve learned over the years. I update these pages as I learn more and welcome your corrections. This original article got a bit rambley so was split … Continue reading

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Inflatable packboat valves and PRVs

Updated December 2018 Pumps are here The best inflation valves for an inflatable packboat aren’t the simple bungs you find on an airbed or an old Semperit. Nor the twist valves off a Feathercraft Java or an old Alpacka. What you want are one-way valves like the high-presure ones off on white … Continue reading

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