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Covert Cruising

Covert Cruising is a short edit from Sweet Skills showing the new Silver Birch Covert OC1 in action.

Covert Cruising

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Dagger AX – More Welding Magic

Dagger AX

Have you ever thought about taking the rear deck from one Dagger Axiom and using it to replace the front deck of another Dagger Axiom?

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Silverbirch Canoes – Covert OC1

Silverbirch Canoes, right here in the UK are getting ready to put the new Broadland and Covert canoes out into retail stores.

Silverbirch Canoes - Covert OC1

The edit below shows the OC1 Covert in action on the Tryweryn. It looks like a great hull and its also great to see some bright colours being used rather than the usual red or drab green.

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OC1 Scotland – Creeking

Canoeing doesn’t mean beards and long flat water journeys, it is so much more. Many thanks to Matthew Pritchard for sharing this great OC1 edit from Scotland last year which just shows what it can be about.

OC1 Scotland - Creeking

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O.Cn On The Green

I think we need more Canoeing on Unsponsored.

This edit from KrazyCBoater shows some great canoe action on the Green River.

O.Cn On The Green

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BOOF SISTERS – Summer Teaser 2

The Boof sisters are at it again. Great OC1 canoe action from across the pond.

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On the road again.

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Fall Line Canoes – Welding Magic


Take a Dagger Nomad hull, a Pyranha Burn’s side walls and a Zet Director deck and mix in some welding magic and you get something like this.

Fall Line Canoes have created this superb OC1 using a Nomad, Burn and Director. Simply awesome.

If you haven’t heard of Fall Line Canoes please check them out, they make the best canoe airbags available.

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Welding – A Review

Over the last two weeks I have welded up a number of boats here at Unsponsored HQ. So I thought I would share some of the work carried out “Welding – A Review” if you like.

The first boat a Dagger Mamba was welded twice. Once on the nose which also included getting a huge dent out and again on the hull under the seat.

Kayak welding A Review

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Boof Sisters – Poutine

Boof Sisters

Boof Sisters

The Boof Sisters on a roadtrip in Québec (Québexico)…a tribute to Esquif canoes.

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Canadian Built Nova Craft Canoes

Nova Craft TuffStuff Testing

This is a great edit that has gone totally viral from Canadian based company Nova Craft. Since the supplies of Royalex have dried up canoe firms have been looking for a viable alternative. Nova Craft have developed a composite material called Tuffstuff which seems to be doing its job very nicely.

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Esquif Canoes

Sadly Esquif Canoes Inc. are now no more.


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Hou Canoes – Hou 13 Review

Hōu Canoes are a new UK-based company who are manufacturing open Canadians ranging from 13 to 17 foot with choice of red or green colour.

Hou Canoes

Looking to do more canoeing on both flat and easy moving water, I bought a Hōu 13, the smallest canoe available in their fleet at 13’3”. The moulds were designed by Colin Broadway (a UK based canoeing legend) and were very successful for many years under his company name Mobile Adventure, the Hou 13 being closest to the old Majorette, re-using a perfectly good design from the past. The other canoes in Hōu’s fleet are also created using reclaimed and recycled moulds, re-established and re-outfitted in the North West of the UK. Continue reading

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