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How to: Install Skid Plates

December 23rd, 2017 by


The off season is the perfect time to assess the past season’s wear on your canoe’s hull. If you notice the gelcoat on your composite canoe wearing thin on the hull’s stems, it may be time to install skid plates. You might be wondering: What’s a skid plate? A skid plate is a strip of... Read more »

Celebrating 5 Years of the Paddle in the Park Contest

November 11th, 2017 by


Fiona Westner-Ramsay of Badger Paddles calls it an outdoor advocacy campaign disguised as a contest. She started the Paddle in the Park Contest in 2012 with friend and outdoor blogger Preston Ciere after coming across research which outlined the many physical and mental health benefits of spending time in nature. She wanted to come up... Read more »

Canoe Tripping Stateside with Explore the Backcountry

June 2nd, 2017 by


Nova Craft ambassador Brad Jennings has had quite the “off-season”. He recently returned to his home in northern Ontario after completing major trips in Florida and in Texas, back to back. G rowing up paddling and camping in Ontario myself, I’ve been spoiled for choice. With millions of lakes, rivers and 72 designated provincial parks,... Read more »

How to: Repair Composite Hulls

December 16th, 2016 by


Sometimes things don’t go according to plan. Despite your best efforts to avoid accidents, errors in loading, carrying or paddling your composite canoe can incur damage to the hull of the boat. Being in the canoe business for over 45 years, we’ve pretty much seen it all: from people who have lost canoes off of... Read more »

Gunwale 101

October 31st, 2016 by


Shopping for a canoe often involves more than people expect. Between choosing a model, material, trim and colour, the experience can feel overwhelming to some. Because most people want to invest in one canoe that will last them a lifetime, they want to be sure that they’re getting it right the first time. This blog entry... Read more »

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