RICK MERCER wearing a North Water PFD

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Rick Mercer reports on the good people of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue who donate time to keep people safe on the water. Of course they put Rick in the best PFD available; it just happened to be a North Water PFD.

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RCMP Chooses North Water

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We are excited to announce that after months of trials and tests the RCMP have chosen us to provide them with the NW "Pro 30 Rescue PFD".  We have built systems for other police forces that use soft body armor, but the RCMP had a new set of challenges. We had to fit and float hard body armor. We are pleased to be working with officers in the field to fine tune and design external features to accommodate the environments and operations they encounter. <

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NEWS FLASH: 4-Bailer NowTransport Canada Approved

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Our 4-Bailer is now, officially a rock star. The good people at Transport Canada have seen the 4-Bailer and immediately (almost) recognized it as an approved bailing device.  Not only that, they thought it was so cool that they ordered some for themselves! Built to same North Water Standards as our professional products, the 4-Bailer joins the North Water line of Coast Guard Approved safety devices. It is several key safety items in one amazing piece of gear. The 4-Bailer will keep you: Safer with 50 x 1/4" High Quality, Hi-Vis Floating Line Drier as a 1 L Bailing Bucket In...

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A Question For Lindsay Merchant - North Water: Why "NO" to China?

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Not long ago, we were granted inside access to the mind and inner-workings of Lindsay Merchant, founder, owner, and principal designer of North Water Paddle Sports Equipment. We asked him a few questions and were given permission to publish the answers here on the North Water Blog. Our first question for Lindsay was about the history of North Water (i.e. how it all started). Our next question (see below) is about Lindsay's total commitment to manufacturing North Water gear in North America.... NW Blog: One of the stand out issues that you advocate and support is for the manufacturing of N.W....

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The Happy Camper's Happy Discovery: NW Decks Save Fuel!

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photo credit: Kevin Callan Some of the greatest discoveries have come by chance or accident, and apparently -  as it was in the case of our friend Kevin Callan (a.k.a. The Happy Camper) - just pure laziness. Thankfully Kevin's lazy bit of wisdom led to a bit of fortune when he discovered that when he left his North Water spray deck on his canoe during transport it led to fuel savings. "It all had to do with shear laziness.  I only had an hour to drive home after a weekend canoe trip, so I decided to keep my new canoe deck on the...

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