On the Water

What Floats Your Boat?

6 tips to choose the best kayak or canoe for you
By Berne Broudy
Published: July 1, 2008
kayak
Photo by Steve Umland

You’re all set for an extended paddling trip with your family. You’ve packed a cooler full of food, grabbed the sleeping bags and tent in case you decide to make it an overnight, and even brought along extra food for the dog.

Then you remember you own a one-seat kayak built for playing around the dock.

If only you had these tips to help you choose the right kayak or canoe for your cabin, you wouldn’t be stuck with a dog on your lap and your family gazing longingly at the water from the shore as you paddle away.

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