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Conway, NH Area Lions Club Second Annual "Saco River Kayak and Canoe Benefit Race" 2017

    Keep the date of May 28, 2017 in mind if you would like to join us at the Second Annual Conway, NH Area Lions Club Kayak and Canoe Benefit Race!

  The race will held on the beautiful Saco River starting at the First Bridge in North Conway, N.H. and ending at the Eastern Slope Camping Area in Conway, NH. Registration begins at 10am at the Eastern Slope Camping Area, 584 White Mountain Highway (Rt. 16).

   Registration fees are: $25 for adults and $15 for those 17 and under. The fee includes coffee and breakfast snacks at the registration station along with the cookout that follows the race. There will be a small fee of $5 for those that would like to join family and friends at the cookout, but not participate in the race. Pre-registration is recommended. Click here for additional information, You can also email us at: Saco.Race@gmail.com and follow up to date information on our FaceBook Page.




Deer Isle Maine


Deer Isle Maine

 

Kayak storage  

   It is extremely important to store your kayak properly when it is not being used. Many people store their kayaks either on the ground or on a rack with the full weight of the kayak placed directly on the hull. Storing your kayak like this will distort the hull and seriously affect the performance. Plastic kayaks are the most susceptible to hull damage, but improper storage can also damage composite and wood kayaks over time. The best way to store your kayak is at its  strongest point, which is on its side. Ideally, the kayak should be suspended on its side using strapping at two equally spaced points, preferably in the areas of the bulkheads if your boat has them.  Kayaks should not be hung by their ends or by the carrying straps. This can also bend your kayak over time. Ultraviolet light and weather are also an enemies to your kayak. Ultraviolet light and the weather will deteriorate plastic, fiberglass and composite materials over time, The best place to store your boat is inside. If your kayak must be stored outside, make sure your kayak is stored under cover. Proper storage of your kayak will not only keep it looking good, but will ensure you of many years of memorable paddling adventures.


 

2017 marks the 11th anniversary for Northern New England Touring Kayaker!

 

  April 2017 will mark the 11th anniversary of Northern New England Touring Kayaker! We launched as simple website in 2006 to share information about a few lakes and have been growing ever since. Two additional sections were added a couple of years ago; Environmental News and the Campn-site. These two sections will continue to grow in the coming months, along with the rest of the site. Your feedback is always welcome, so feel free to contact us at mail1@nnetouringkayaker.com .