How to Repair a Leak in an Inflatable Boat?

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How to Repair a Leak in an Inflatable Boat?

Inflatable boats are excellent vehicles for leisure and adventure. You can take them out on the white water rapids and enjoy the sea breeze. However, what do you do when there’s a puncture? How do you repair a leak on an inflatable boat? How do you ensure your bubbly, fun water rafting vacation doesn’t deflate? In this article, we’ll walk you through a step-by-step process for repairing leaks on your inflatable boat. The fun doesn’t have to end simply because of some air escaping from the boat. These repair tips are DIY procedures that won’t need you breaking the bank....

How Long Do PVC Inflatable Boats Last?

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How Long Do PVC Inflatable Boats Last?

Water sports or trips are enjoyable to watch from the shore. But they're even more fun if you have PVC inflatable boats to partake in such adventures. Inflatable boats are the best option if your boating intentions aren’t for serious travels. They're easy to transport and store while remaining ideal for water games or short water trips. But what's the life expectancy for a PVC inflatable boat? This question is prevalent for first-time buyers looking to get long-term value for their money. This blog answers how long your inflatable boat will likely last. Here, we'll also highlight factors influencing your...

Where to Buy an Inflated Boat?

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Where to Buy an Inflated Boat?

Β An inflatable boat is a great way to get out on the lake for exploration and recreation. Most of these air-filled boats are incredible, collapsing to less than 5% of their full size when deflated.Β  Compared to traditional rigid boats, the hassle is minimal if you buy inflatable boats. Enjoying a peaceful lake is as simple as strapping the boat to your gear and heading to the waterways. Plus, an inflatable boat deflated perfectly for easy storage in your garage or attic.Β  You're in for a pleasant surprise when you discover how easy and fun it is to go boating...

How to Repair an Inflatable Boat

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How to Repair an Inflatable Boat

Β  Inflatable boats are durable and designed to resist punctures.Β  However, damage can still occur for a variety of reasons. Fortunately, modern high-quality inflatable boats have redundant air chambers that help to keep a boat afloat even when one chamber is compromised.Β  With the help of these redundant chambers, you can keep your boat going long enough to make it to land. Punctures that occur above the waterline can also be patched with an emergency seal, though you will need a more permanent fix once you’re back on dry land. Here we will look at how to identify where a...

Do You Need a Boating License for an Inflatable Boat?

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Do You Need a Boating License for an Inflatable Boat?

Inflatable boats and traditional boats have some differences, but they are the same in that they both require a β€œproof of competency.” Proof most often comes in the form of a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC). This is commonly referred to as a boating license and is required to operate any motorized watercraft in Canada.Β  Fortunately, obtaining a boatingΒ  license is a fairly simple process and inflatable boats are extremely user friendly.Β  Here we will look at the requirements for obtaining a boating license in Canada and other important things you will need to operate your inflatable boat.Β Β  How Do...

Are Inflatable Kayaks Safer for White Water Rafting?

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Are Inflatable Kayaks Safer for White Water Rafting?

If you are new to white water rafting or new to inflatable kayaks, these two things might not seem as if they go together. How could a kayak made of a lighter, more flexible material possibly be better than a hardshell kayak? For many years hardshell kayaks were, in fact, the preferred option to take on white water rafting. However as inflatable kayak construction has improved and more durable materials are used, inflatables are now considered as safe if not safer than a hardshell.Β  Inflatable kayaks are typically also more convenient and affordable. Here we will look at the advantages...

Types of Kayaks

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Types of Kayaks

Kayaks make for one of the best ways to enjoy the water. Whether you dream of serene days fishing on a calm lake or want to take on white water conditions, there are kayaks perfect for each type of use.Β  The two main categories of kayaks are those made for flat water or white water.Β  Most types of kayaks also come in sit-in and sit-on varieties. These are further divided into different styles, materials and other adaptations for specific uses.Β  Here we will look at the types of kayaks you can choose, their best uses, and which could be best...

Are Inflatable Kayaks Worth Buying?

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Are Inflatable Kayaks Worth Buying?

Β  Inflatable kayaks are a fun way to get more exercise, enjoy nature, and even take up fishing. They are also quite affordable compared to other personal watercraft options. Advancements in inflatable kayak construction and materials has also made themΒ  far more durable than ever before and easier to maintain and repair.Β  Due to this, a quality inflatable kayak that is cared for properly can easily last at least 10 years and often up to 20.Β  This puts them on par with many hardshell kayaks while still requiring lower upfront costs. In other words, you do not need to be...

Seahawk Boats Vs. Perun Boats

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Seahawk Boats Vs. Perun Boats

Seahawk boats or Perun boats? That is the question, but is it really any competition at all? Both Seahawk and Perun make inflatable water crafts for recreational use. However, there are some key features that could make Perun a better choice for many boaters. In particular, at least one reviewer noted that Seahawk had faulty seams that did not hold up after only three uses. Perun is also a better choice for anyone purchasing in Canada since Perun is a Canada-based company. Here we will look at some other key features of both Seahawk boats and Perun inflatable boats. Read...

Inflatable Kayak Vs. Paddle Board

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Inflatable Kayak Vs. Paddle Board

Β  Both inflatable kayaks and paddle boards are increasing in popularity as water lovers seek out an easier to transport alternative to traditional boats. So, what’s the difference between the two and is one better than the other? In this post we will look at an overview of the differences between kayaks and paddleboards and which is better for different uses.Β  Differences Between aΒ  Kayak and Paddle Board? Paddling Style The primary difference between paddle boards and kayaks is that kayaks are intended to be paddled while sitting down whereas paddle boards are meant to be piloted while standing up.Β ...

Difference Between Rubber Boat and PVC Boat

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Difference Between Rubber Boat and PVC Boat

Whether you already own an inflatable boat or you have just begun to shop for one, you have likely been faced with the question: should I get a rubber inflatable boat or a PVC inflatable boat?Β  Both are common materials for inflatable boats and both can be an excellent choice in different situations. Generally, a PVC boat is likely to be the best option for most boaters and we will go into why that is later in this post. Here we will look at the primary differences between these two materials, their best uses, and which may be best for...

How Long Will an Inflatable Boat Last?

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How Long Will an Inflatable Boat Last?

Several factors will affect how long yourΒ  inflatable boat will last. However, the three biggest are the quality of the boat, care you put into maintenance, and how you plan to use your boat. A low quality boat cannot be preserved no matter the level of maintenance but a high quality boat will also break down without proper care.Β  However, this does not mean that you require the absolute top end, most expensive option in order to get value and many uses out of your inflatable boat. If you want a boat that lasts without breaking the bank, focus on...

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