kayak

Kayak Clothing: Introduction

“It's better to be hot and bothered than cold and emotional”  -  You can always cool down, but you can't always warm up! The right clothing is vital to your comfort and safety when on and off the water.

The Truth About Dry Bags

The Truth About Dry Bags

There is a wide variety of dry bags, sacks & cases - used to protect all sorts of gear. Come along to our Show and Tell sessions to learn more about dry bags and packing your kayak

Kayak Navigation - the Garmin GPSMAP 78sc

Kayak Navigation - the Garmin GPSMAP 78sc

Proficiency in chart reading and the use of a compass is a vital skill when venturing out on the water. This blog entry is primarily concerned with GPS use, though the Navionics software for iPad and mobile also contains some GPS functions.

Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) and Accessories

A PFD is not an ornament for your deck, or a cushion to pad out that hard fibreglass seat - it may be the only thing between you and disaster if it all goes pear-shaped.

Nearly all states and territories have a regulation that it is mandatory to wear a PFD when kayaking - there are some exceptions but we recommend that regardless of those you wear a PFD at all times. 

Keeleazy Protective Strip

In an ideal world we would like to think we take such good care of our kayaks that they would never get scraped along the sand or have close encounters with submerged rocks or even dragged up the beach (ouch!), but let’s face it – most of us will subject our kayak’s hull to abrasion, scrapes and chips at some time.

Bass Strait Crossing March 2010

Bass Strait Crossing March 2010

Trip organiser Robin Boundy invited me to join in his second crossing of Bass Strait, intent on the paddle being a tight pod with group cohesion from start to finish - this sounded like my kind of trip!