A Question For Lindsay Merchant - North Water: How Did It All Begin?

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Recently, 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 which we will be publishing the answers to here on the North Water Blog. Our first question for Lindsay was about the history of North Water (i.e. how it all started). NW Blog: Your company, North Water Paddle Sports Equipment has been in operation for many years. What started it all for you and what was the first piece of gear the N.W. officially produced and manufactured? Lindsay Merchant: When...

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North Water SUP Leash Review

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NW STAND-UP PADDLE BOARD LEASH   With the popularity of Stand-up Paddle Boards growing we had many requests to build a leash so paddlers and boards do not get separated. Using our proven Outrigger Coil Leash, we extended it to 12’. With Stainless steel swivels on each end and an additional security buckle, it is designed to attach to the lower leg. STAND-UP PADDLE BOARD LEASH - OT-10 Resting length: 3.5’ Extended length: 12’ Recently, we sent one of our North Water SUP leashes out to Charlotte Sit for a review. Charlotte is a paddle sports expert at the Vancouver Co-op store...

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North Water Makes The Happy Camper Happier

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Canoeist, camper, teacher, author, and video personality Kevin Callan, also known as The Happy Camper, just took delivery of his Nova Craft Prospector canoe with some really special custom artwork – something Nova Craft is developing a reputation for. He also just installed his new custom made North Water Spray Deck - but, much like the man himself, Kevin's deck is anything but standard. Contact us for your custom outfitting needs. We added, at his request: -Portage Cargo Hatch, -3rd cockpit for solo paddling -Deck Top Anchoring strips -Map Case Anchors -Custom deck top contact points for attaching Solar Panels...

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New School Portaging with The Wilderness Classroom Organization- À la NW Four Play!

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New School Portaging with The Wilderness Classroom Organization - À la NW Four Play!   Just one of the many ways to play with the North Water FOURPLAY ( Wilderness Classroom - Chaudiere Channel of the French River) Using the FourPlay to save the waterway, the hull during a pain-in-the-butt-portage - Chaudiere Channel of the French River. See the full story from our friends here:http://j.mp/4playportage To see more ways to play - visit our website here: http://www.northwater.com/html/products/sea_kayak/SKsubdirectory/Four-Play.html To find out more about the inspirational Wilderness Classroom, The North American Odyssey, and what they do, visit their website here: www.wildernessclassroom.com

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Four Play - As seen by The North American Odyssey

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Play 1: Shown as dragging mat. See 3 more ways to use the Four Play below or  visit the North Water website for more ideas and more ways to play! Make yourself comfortable with a seat for your picnic. Our friends, Dave and Amy Freeman, from The North American Odyssey made a video about the North Water Four Play and why it is one of their favorite pieces of equipment. To find out more about the inspired Wilderness Classroom, The North American Odyssey, and what they do, visit their website here: www.wildernessclassroom.com North Water Four Play Paddle Float from David Freeman on Vimeo. Play 2: The Four...

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