Superior Portage Pads know how to keep comfort in tradition. These thick, foam pads will make your next portage a little bit easier. A sturdy plywood bottom supports a thick foam encased by weather-resistant cordura. The cordura will last for many seasons to come, doesn't slip like vinyl and is more comfortable when portaging on bare skin. Aluminum fasteners attach easily with wingnuts around your yoke.
Canoeing is the activity of paddling a canoe for the purpose of recreation (also called a float trip), sport, or transportation. It usually refers exclusively to using a paddle to propel a canoe with only human muscle power. A kayak is propelled using a paddle with two blades where the paddler sits with their legs in front of them, whereas canoes are propelled using single- or double-bladed paddles where the paddler is kneeling or sitting. Kayaks are usually closed-decked boats with a spraydeck, while canoes are usually open boats. There are also open kayaks and closed canoes. Technically, a kayak can be seen as a special kind of canoe. When exactly a canoe can be called a kayak is difficult to determine though, and often arbitrary. Internationally, the term canoeing is used as a generic term for both forms though the terms "paddle sports" or "canoe/kayak" are also used. In North America, however, 'canoeing' usually refers only to canoes, as opposed to both canoes and kayaks. Paddling a kayak is also referred to as kayaking.
Open canoes may be 'poled' (punted), sailed, 'lined and tracked' (using ropes) or even 'gunnel-bobbed'.
In modern canoe sport, both canoes and kayaks may be closed-decked.
Other than by the minimum competition specifications (typically length
and width (beam) and seating arrangement it is difficult to
differentiate most competition canoes from the equivalent competition
kayaks. The most common difference is that competition kayaks are
always seated and paddled with a double-bladed paddle, and competition
canoes are generally kneeled and paddled with a single-bladed paddle.
Exceptions include Canoe Marathon (in both European and American
competitive forms) and sprint (high kneeling position). The most
traditional and early canoes did not have seats, the paddlers merely
kneeled on the bottom of the boat. Recreational canoes and kayaks
employ seats and whitewater rodeo and surf variants increasingly employ
the use of 'saddles' to give greater boat control under extreme
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