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Beginner Rowing on the Bullet Cat

 

One of the best places to get a handle on rowing a cat is a simple eddy.  What’s better, if you can drive your boat right to the eddy, you don’t need to worry about the usual shuttle logistics in setting up a river trip.  It’s a great way to exercise and get outdoors with your cat, and if there’s a good wave or hole at the eddy, you can practice surfing and spinning.  Check out the video for a few beginner’s rowing tips.

Revolutionizing Thwart Attachments with Bullet CPS Thwarts

Revolutionizing Thwart Attachments with Bullet CPS Thwarts

Since the early 70’s, thwarts have been a weak point in boat design. With Bullet’s new CPS system, we focused on simplicity, smoothness, and speed. Also, we removed the need for any metal pins, bolts, keyrings, or cams, inside the boat. We wanted the thwart attachment system to be built from materials native to the boat’s construction, and minimize abrasion and abuse to paddlers’ shins. The pin is secured with a belt as it runs through piano-hinged joints on the thwart and tube. A beveled pin, means it feeds through the joints quickly and easily. We’re excited to share our CPS system with the public, even offering upgrade patches to people with inferior thwart attachment systems. These are available in kits that will bond well to PVC, Urethane, and Hypalon boats.

 

Tips and Techniques of Experienced Boaters

The Guide's Guide Augmented

The Guide's Guide Augmented

Many boaters ask about basic on-river techniques for successful river trips. While a book is by no means a substitute for a guide school (which despite the name, is not only for guides!), a book can be a great source of information and techniques to make your river trips more successful.

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K-PUMP K-40 – Smart, Clean Design at its Best

Inflation's Best Kept Secret: the K-PUMP K40

Inflation's Best Kept Secret: the K-PUMP K40

To the question, “How do we get a large volume pump and a top-off pump in one convenient package?”, Oregon-based K-PUMP has built an ingenious answer: the K-40. A double-barrel hand-pump that has two settings, selectable by simply twisting the plunger. Between clockwise and counter-clockwise, one can choose 1.) large volume/low pressure and Continue reading …