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Adventure Girl To The Core - Danielle DeForest

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Blog, Clavey News, Team Clavey | 0 comments

Adventure Girl To The Core - Danielle DeForest

Meet Danielle DeForest – Werner Paddle Rep for Clavey Paddlesports. Second in our Blog Series – “Meet Our Sales Reps!” Tell us a bit about your background. When did you first get involved with paddlesports? It began when I was a toddler on family canoe trips down the Saco River in Maine. Growing up, there was plenty of time spent in the ocean and on rafting trips but paddling didn’t make an official comeback until I was a young adult. I remember going down the Dead River in a duckie and the perm-a-grin that...

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Meet Our Sales Reps!

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Blog, Team Clavey | 0 comments

Meet Our Sales Reps!

You’ve heard it – our motto that is, “Life is short. Get on the water!” It’s a philosophy we wish for our customers and what we strive for ourselves as members of Team Clavey. Really it’s one of the highlights and a perk of owning a retail paddlesports store. It’s a way for us to have fun and relax, but also we use and test the products we sell to see what works and what doesn’t which in the end helps us to better serve you, our valued customers. Besides using & testing what we sell we also...

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Dave’s First Aid Blog

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Blog, Clavey News, Instructional | 0 comments

Dave’s First Aid Blog

Dave Yacubian, is a W-EMT and runs Ready SF, a San Francisco based company specializing in risk management and emergency preparedness. He’s also an instructor for the NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute (since 2003), as well as sponsors and teaches courses in partnership with NOLS (WFA, WFR). He currently serves on the board of directors and volunteers as a rafting guide for ETC; an organization that provides outdoor adventures for disabled participants. In his free time Dave spends as much time on the water as he can. What Should I...

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Scotto’s Goodbye

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Blog, Clavey News, Team Clavey | 0 comments

Scotto’s Goodbye

By the time you read this I’ll probably be gone. Well not gone per se, just not really here at Clavey anymore. And not completely gone, but certainly more gone than here. Let’s call it 98% gone. Kinda like being mostly pregnant. There it is, by the time you read this I’ll be 98% pregnant. Maybe some back story would help. I can’t remember exactly just what year Jeff Kellogg and Tom Meckfessel bought Clavey River Equipment. I only remember it was 10 years after Van Halen had released their album 1984. I was a whitewater kayaker at the time...

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Sit On Top vs. Sit Inside Kayaks

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Blog, Gear Reviews, Instructional | 0 comments

Sit On Top vs. Sit Inside Kayaks

This article appeared in paddling.net which is a great resource for info on all things kayaking! Kayaks come in two basic styles. You got Sit-on-Top (SOT) kayaks and you’ve got Sit-Insides and both are available as singles or doubles. They also come as hard shells or as inflatables. Although there are some major differences between sit-inside and sit-on-top kayaks, they share many of the same parts. The top of the kayak is called the deck. The bottom is the hull. The front is the bow and the back is the stern. On top of the deck...

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