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    WHAT IS THE BEST FISHING, WHITEWATER, OR PADDLING KAYAK? AMAZON DOESN'T KNOW

    WHAT IS THE BEST FISHING, WHITEWATER, OR PADDLING KAYAK? AMAZON DOESN'T KNOW
    Specialty retailers know. It's our strength. In an arena increasingly driven by digital presence, it's the small brick and mortar shops that have that advantage. Paddlers, and prospective paddlers, are often in search of that perfect kayak, canoe, or stand up paddleboard to fit their needs.  But more and more shoppers are turning to big box stores or online giants like Amazon to shop.

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    FIRST LOOK: JACKSON KAYAK BITE FISHING KAYAK / BIG RIG HD / FD

    FIRST LOOK: JACKSON KAYAK BITE FISHING KAYAK / BIG RIG HD / FD
    This past week I traveled to the Jackson Kayak Dealer Summit in Sparta, TN to check out the Jackson Kayak Bite fishing kayak, and the rest of what Jackson, Blue Sky Boatworks and Orion had to show. Traveling to Rock Island State Park is always a welcome adventure. 

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    FAMILY KAYAK FISHING ON THE JAMES RIVER

    FAMILY KAYAK FISHING ON THE JAMES RIVER
    Have you always wanted to take your family on the river, but let the fear of tantrums scare you off? The secret to successful family river trips is something we muse over and practice on the regular here at Appomattox River Company. It's in our DNA. We've written about it many times. From whitewater kayaking to kayak fishing on the James River, our history is filled with family paddling adventures.

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    SHIPPING A KAYAK : WRAPPING A BONAFIDE SS127 FISHING KAYAK

    SHIPPING A KAYAK : WRAPPING A BONAFIDE SS127 FISHING KAYAK

    We recently received several inquiries about how we wrap to ship kayaks, specifically the Bonafide kayaks. So we thought we'd lay out some details on how we ship kayaks and we decided to use the Bonafide SS127 Fishing Kayak as an example. Check out the below video:

    As you can see we use layers of cardboard and plastic wrap. Occasionally on items like canoes, etc we'll use additional layers of bubble wrap. We ship a lot of kayaks, canoes , SUPs and over years of trial and error we've attempted to minimize damage in shipping. We ship through freight truck companies. Here are some things to remember after you order your kayak and it is set to be delivered:

    Receiving Your Kayak

    The freight truck company will contact you via phone to set up an appt. for delivery. When your kayak is delivered, inspect the package for damages. If the package is damaged, do not sign for the kayak. Hold up the driver while you open your package and inspect your kayak. If the kayak is damaged you may refuse the delivery. If the kayak is safe you can sign for the package stating that it arrived on damaged.

    Below you will find our OG kayak shipping video with more details:

    A MEMORIAL MOMENT OF REDFISH AND REFLECTION

    A MEMORIAL MOMENT OF REDFISH AND REFLECTION
    We all need to unplug on occasion. We need space to reflect and perhaps re-imagine our place. That is one of the gifts of kayaking, and of recreating outdoors. There is peace in paddling out into the boundless bounty of this beautiful country. Memorial Weekend always seems to find me in desperate need of that release. So the family and I lit out for Atlantic Beach, NC.

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