I must admit that I have largely ignored the Wavesport Diesel over the years. It hasn’t really been a boat that has made it onto my radar. Over the last few months this has changed as I have seen more and more Diesels on the water and have had an opportunity to try one out.
The Diesel from Wavesport has been around for some time but it has had a major design change over the years. The Diesel 65, 75 and 85 are generation I and the 70, 80 and 90 are generation II. Gen I models are still available but are marketed as the D65 and D75. Continue reading
When the ear is exposed to water and cold wind over a period of time the ear canal can narrow due to bone growth, this can lead to deafness or serious infection. The only solution to the problem is surgery. I know a couple of paddlers who have had this surgery and it is not pleasant.
Many kayakers are now aware of “surfers ear” and have started to wear neoprene skullcaps to protect the ears, however surfers have found that wearing skullcaps doesn’t always prevent surfers ear. Continue reading