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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Canoe, Kayak, Skiff & Boat Repairs in Huntsville, Ontario

Looking for Canoe or Kayak repair help?  Have an issue with your laminate or gelcoat?  Want to protect your canoe with new Kevlar skid plates... how about damaged gunwales or seats?  Or maybe you have an aluminum boat that needs some welding... then talk to John Gall.

For almost 2 decades, John (of Johnny's Boat Repairs in Huntsville Ontario), has been working intimately with fiberglass, Kevlar, carbon fiber, Royalex and aluminum, even specializing in thin laminate construction and repair.  From canoes to kayaks, to rowing shells, sailboats and skiffs; you can trust John to fix it!

Located in part of Ontario's cottage country, Johnny's Canoe & Kayak Repair Centre is the one stop boat repair place for when you are at the lake, the cottage or touring beautiful Muskoka.  You can't get any more convenient then that!
John is also a canoe builder so he understands the makings of watercraft intimately.  He also understands that some of us don't have the time to do our best at maintenance.  That is why John offers the convenient service of "Annual Maintenance" and "Fleet Maintenance".

We all know properly maintained gear lasts the longest and if you want the job done right - sometimes it pays to invest in a professional.  And, it always pays to head off any slight damage with a repair before it gets serious.

After knowing John for many years now, we can vouch for his quality of work and experience.  His friendly personal service and special expertise will have you recommending him to your friends too!

For more information call

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Buy Badger Paddle Socks Online

This just in... Badger Paddle Socks at TheCanoeist.Com

Badger Paddle Socks are now available for purchase online!

Visit The Canoeist's online store for more details, online paddling forums, photos, blog, communities and more or click here to shop for the versatile Badger Paddle Sock and other great paddling gear now at

The Canoeist.Com...
for the adventurous paddler.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Badger's Spring Update - HCC, Swift, Algonquin Outfitters, and Badger Paddles for FREE!!!

Badger Update:
With spring having arrived, Badger Paddles has been as busy as can be getting paddles ready for our retail partners and other new dealers.  We are really excited for the 2010 paddling season and all the great fundraising opportunities we have been invited to help support this summer...

New Dealer:
Just newly arrived at the Handcrafted Canoes Shop in Breslau, Ontario are a number of oiled BadgerPaws, Slivers and even some Cub WaterColours too!  Plus our versatile Badger Paddle Sock(s) are now in stock as well.  (See photo on above left)  Badger happily welcomes HCC Boatworx to our list of paddling friends. Please see our Badger Dealer Map for HCC's location.

Retail Partners:
The next stop for Badger this past weekend was Algonquin Outfitters* in Huntsville, Ontario - your one stop outdoor adventure store!  A number of paddles with hand-rubbed varnished blades and oiled shafts/ grips were just delivered.  BadgerPaws, Trippers, BadgerTails, Cub WaterColours and Paddle Socks are now in stock and ready for purchase!!!

And as always, our other retail partner, Swift Canoe & Kayak has all Badger Paddles' available styles in store:  BadgerPaws, BadgerTails, Slivers, Nomads, Trippers, Diggers, Cub WaterColours and even some WaterColours for adults too.   Plus don't forget the one-size-fits-most Badger Paddle SockSwift Outdoor Centres are conveniently located on route to the cottage in Ontario- see our map for all the Swift Store locations now or visit The Paddler (Swift's Blog) for a traveling sale near you!  Swift's traveling Canoe & Kayak Sale's next stop is this weekend in Ottawa, Ontario, at the Rideau Canoe Club....

Badger Paddles for Free:
Badger Paddles... for those who dig the water is on Facebook and we are having a Summer Giveaway.  First prize is a Badger Paddle, second is a Badger Paddle Sock and third prize is a BadgerPaw pendant necklace.  Check out our contest details here: "Enter our Badger Paddles Giveaway for your chance to win!".  We are accepting entries until June 21, 2010.  Note:  you must be a Fan or "Like" our page to be eligible to win!

And that is not all - there are some other great contests where you can win a Badger Paddle(s) or even a Swift Canoe or Kayak this summer!!!

Grady's Gift and the Paddle down the Magnetawan have a Swift Kayak as a grand prize for the paddler who collects the most pledges for SickKids Hospital.  Plus there is a 58" Cherry Nomad Badger Canoe Paddle with a Badger Paddle Sock up for grabs!  Please visit for more information about this great cause or visit our Blog Post about Grady's Paddle and Badger's participation.

Another great fundraiser for this summer is The Friends of Algonquin Park 2010 Fundraising Raffle.   For only $10.00 (CAD) - you are entered to win a number of great prize packages, including an ultra light Kevlar Swift Canoe, 2 Badger Paddles and an Algonquin Outfitters Safety Kit - a prize package valued at over $4000.00.  And there are more great prizes and canoes to be won....  Visit the Friend's website for more details or check out the poster image below.
*Algonquin Outfitters has newly updated their website for the season with free interactive maps, videos, photos and much  much more!  Be sure to check it out at