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March 25, 2012

Salt Springs Alliance sponsored a kayak repair seminar on Sunday, March 25th, 2012. Tom Doehleman, of Osprey Bay Outdoors in Clearwater, was our instructor. It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon for the event, attended by about 20 people. Tom explained how different types of kayaks are designed and made, and how a do-it-yourselfer can repair holes or cracks in the hull to stop leaks. Six kayaks owned by the CSO were inspected and repaired as part of the class.

8 photo(s) Updated on: 07 Mar 2014
  • Repairing a worn bow on one of the CSO kayaks.
  • About twenty people attended the seminar.
  • One of the "students" takes a hand at making a repair.
  • Repairing a small leak.
  • Kayaks owned by the CSO are checked for leaks.
  • Tom shows us the tools he uses to make repairs, and explains about the different types of plastic used to make kayaks.
  • Tom Doeleman (in white shirt), of Osprey Bay Outdoors, was our instructor.
  • Tom and Ranger Karyn watch while a kayak is repaired.
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