Kayaking groups provide the benefit of community with other paddlers who are open to building new friendships with like-minded paddlers who have an interest in safety, education, competitions, exploration, leisurely paddles, stewardship opportunities, and motivating others.
The maximum weight capacity of a kayak is very important whether you are renting or buying. If you overload a kayak, its performance can suffer greatly or worse… It can sink. Let’s look at why kayak weight limits are a concern and how a kayak’s optimal performance weight limit differs.
Want to save money when buying a kayak? Buying used can save you up to 50% off the price of a new kayak. The savings depends on demand, location, age, construction quality, condition, season, and marketplace.
The choice between a kayaking wetsuit or drysuit primarily depends on air and water temperatures. A kayak drysuit is the best choice in winter when the air and water temperatures are both cold. Whereas, a wetsuit is best when the water is cold but the air is warm.
Understanding Aquaglide’s inflatable boat materials, design, and construction is important in choosing the right kayak or SUP for your paddling style. The following research will help you narrow down your choices.
Advanced Elements Kayaks are made of multiple air chambers for optimum safety and rigidity and multi-layer construction with PVC tarpaulin hull material for durability while bow and stern aluminum rib frames and BackBone and drop-stitch floors enhance rigidity, paddling, and tracking capabilities.
Inflatable boats are lightweight watercraft with a rugged structure formed from inflatable air chambers made from rubberized fabrics. Each type of inflatable boat has a primary purpose like kayaking, rafting, fishing, rowing, motoring, or sailing though crossover use is often an option.
You should always carry a paddle with you on your pedal kayak to use in certain situations: pedal drive malfunction, areas of heavy vegetation, maneuvering in shallow water, stealthily sneaking into your fishing spot, and stand-up paddling.
Pedal kayaks have a pedal drive system reminiscent of that of a recumbent bike. The unique design allows hands-free kayaking with minimal effort. Pedal kayaks bring with them a series of questions that must be understood to determine if one of these boats is the best fit for your style of boating.