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Why This Vegetarian Started Fishing Again

I learned to love fishing at the small lake behind my grandparent’s house. Visiting family was fine, but I was in it for the fishing. My grandpa would pull out the simple bamboo poles and a container full of wiggling nightcrawlers for bait. I would walk my way around...

Boat My Life #2

RaftUp would like to thank our users, who submitted their boat stories for BML #2! This is a good batch, folks. You'll laugh, cry, and maybe even swoon! Here are the tales they have to tell: We'll call this a BM-L! This one time, I took this girl for a date at a...

3 Tips for Kayaking Beginners

When kayaking comes to mind, it’s easy to think of a sporty young person who has invested thousands of dollars in brightly colored gear who takes season-long expeditions upstream of some tremendous river. These people exist - and they’re having a blast - but don’t let...

5 Things You Should Know About Rust

Rust is a common and unwelcome sight for a boater. It’s dangerous, destructive, and just plain ugly. It has been a part of the marine life ever since mankind started floating metal on water. Since rust is a part of the boating life, it’s best to get familiar with it....

Boat My Life #1

Every person who has a passion for boating has one thing in common -  we've all gotten our dinghy in a jam. Many of world's best stories come from boaters not getting things 100% right. We've collected some of the best stories that our users have shared with us....

4 Reasons to Keep on Boating in the Fall

It’s a little hard to believe that Labor Day is already this weekend, but the signs are here! The kids are back at school, the evenings are starting to get a little crisp, there’s a heck of a lot less sunshine and a lot more weather. Autumn isn’t quite here, but the...

Welcome to the Helm!

The Helm is the blog and content central for RaftUp Technologies. We’ll start with an introduction. Here’s  a little about what we do: So, there are three big problems with outdoor recreation: There’s little social connectivity. The best adventures are hard to find....