All posts tagged Greenland Kayak

Greenland Kayak Training Camp 2012


It was my second year being lucky enough to get in on the Qajaq USA event (Qajaq is pronounced kayak for non Greenlanders). Visit the Qajaq TC site  for more info and more photos of the event. The Training Camp long weekend is restricted by total number due to the limited facilities at Camp Lookout , […]

Ice Fishing – Greenland Kayak Building Time


I have not posted anything in a while since the weather in Southeast Michigan has been toggling between winter and late fall or early spring weather – 40 something with rain on and off.  So winter kayaking events have been hard to plan or attend. I also have been busy catching up on maintenance work […]

Kayak Rescue Greenland Style


Getting caught up on some of the videos I recorded at Qajaq Training Camp.  Greenland kayaks can be difficult to get back into with a wet exit due to the tight fit, so the best way to recover from a roll is to have a your paddling partner do a rescue assist.  The video shows […]

This Week is QAJAQ Training Camp


Busy this week getting ready for my first QAJAQ training camp event.  This is specifically for Greenland Kayaks and traditional paddles.  Taking my Greenland Kayak now ready for paddling after some adjustments were made to sitting position and added some deck lines.  For more information about the yearly event which is limited to just 30 […]

Greenland Build 2011 Launch Party – Start Kayaking The Huron


Well the Greenland Kayak build is officially over for 2011, now is the time to get the kayaks into the water and start kayaking. We took a paddle from Portage Lake to Zukey Lake Tavern and back on the Huron River chain. What made this more difficult is the water was just at flood stage […]

Greenland Boat Hits The Water


We had three Greenland boats on Little Portage, two were virgins, first time in the water to Start Kayaking. The later level was higher than I have ever experienced it.  We had to walk in water to get to the dock.  Getting in the Greenland boat was a little tricky, but with a dock it […]

Spring Kayaking – Start Kayaking


Hey the waters high, the temperature warm, time to start kayaking if you have been thinking about it.  I paddled early Saturday morning and it was very relaxing and peaceful.  The power boats are not out in force yet, many wait till after the Memorial Day holiday or until schools out before they get onto […]

Greenland Kayak Build Ends Abruptly


Well our Greenland Kayak build is officially done for this year as the Livonia warehouse lease expires.  There was a flurry of activity in the last week to get as much done as possible before the move out.  A few of the people that were behind in schedule came on strong and got skin on […]

Greenland Kayak “Skin On Frame” Building Update March 19 – Start Kayaking


For this week’s Greenland Kayak building we were cranking up the steamer and bending green white oak ribs, sanding them smooth for entry and exit, then pinning them to the gunwale.  Next the bow and stern plates were cut from a pine three foot board nine inches wide. The Greenland kayak wood steaming equipment, normally […]

Greenland SOF Kayak Build Update – Start Kayaking


This week most of the Skirts and Skins group was working on finishing the gunwales – sawing the tips to join at the proper angle, then moving on to cutting the deck beams. Some of the beams will be arched to be worked on next week.