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Sea Kayaking Resources

Maps & Charts

NOAA Booklet Charts (free printable online charts of U.S. coastlines & the Great Lakes
Google Maps
Digital-Topo-Maps.com
NOAA Chart Downloader (Lists charts by region) and Chart Reprojector (converts files from Kap to Tiff format) for Creating Your Own Custom Digital Charts
SeaClear II (free downloadable PC Chart plotter and GPS Navigation software

Kayaking Safety & Gear

Downloadable / Printer-friendly Checklists (PDF's):
Equipment Checklist
Equipment Checklist for Guides & Trip Leaders
Equipment Checklist for Groups & Clubs
Float Plan

What to Look for when Buying a Sea Kayak & Gear

Todd Leigh's Sea Kayaking FAQ
Choosing a Paddle -- What to Look for
Choosing a Paddle: Length
Choosing a Paddle: Feather Angle
Choosing a Paddle: Blade Shape
Video: Why bulkheads are important.

Where to Paddle

Waterlines Sea Kayak Journal
Meandering Machias Bay (video)
Muscle Ridge Archipelago, Maine (video)
Owls Head, Maine (video)
Dead River, Maine (video)

Union River, Maine (video)
Hurricane Island from Camden Harbor -- A Slideshow
Sea Kayaking Penobscot Bay

Day Trip out of Rockport, Maine
Waterways Paddle Trip Exchange: Lists canoe and kayak trips nationwide.

Sea Kayaking Technique

Paddle Float Assisted Re-entry & Roll
Video: Eskimo Roll
Video: Paddle Float Self-Rescue
Video: Re-entry and Roll
Video: Hand of God & T-Rescue

Books & Videos Available in our Bookstore include:
Sea Kayaking Rough Waters (book)
Rolling a Kayak (book)
The Ultimate Guide to Sea Kayaking (DVD)

Kayak Maintenance

Basic maintenance tips for sea kayaks
Customizing your sea kayak

Sea Kayaking Online Community

The Kayak Forum
Paddle Maine Forum

Weather & Tides

Weather Underground: Local & Marine Forecasts &Tides
Gulf of Maine Sea Conditions

Buyers Guide & Reviews

Paddling.net

Midcoast Maine Local Links

Belfast, Maine Chamber of Commerce
VisitMaine.com
Alden House Inn (Belfast)
Belfast Harbor Inn

--See also Waterlines Paddling Journal archives

More Links for Sea kayakers



A Few Cool Links for Paddlers:






Roof Racks by Yakima, Thule, & More
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Materials and instructions for customizing your kayak

Wavelength Paddling Magazine

Paddling Net

SEE Kayak Directory

Northeast Paddler's Message Board
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East Coast's Answer to the Tsunami Rangers



Lists kayak dealers nationwide

Maine Tourism logo

Splashdance
Importer & Dealer of Janautica Kayaks (Florida)


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