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...

What Do You Need an Inflatable Boat for?

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What Do You Need an Inflatable Boat for?

Inflatable boats are an affordable and convenient alternative compared to traditional boats. What goes into owning one though? While buying and maintaining a boat is fairly simple, there are things to keep in mind in terms of safety, repairs, and what you legally need in order to operate an inflatable boat. Here we will go over everything you need for an inflatable boat including safety equipment, license and registration requirements, and more. License and Registration Requirements for Inflatable Boats A license to operate a boat, both traditional and inflatable, is needed when the boat is motorized. Whether the motor is...

Are Life Jackets Required on Kayaks?

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Are Life Jackets Required on Kayaks?

Kayaking can be a great way to get exercise while also enjoying the great outdoors. Plus, as a paddle-powered watercraft you are unlikely to hit speeds that will be dangerous to you or others out on the water. However, it is not without its risks. Even in the calmest waters there can be a danger of going overboard and risking injury or worse. So, while you are unlikely to get in trouble with the law over speeding, you will need to keep certain safety equipment in mind. Here we will look at safety equipment required on kayaks in Canada including...

How to Reinforce an Inflatable Boat

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How to Reinforce an Inflatable Boat

Reinforcing inflatable boats is key to getting the most from your investment. Here we will look at ways to reinforce the bottom of your inflatable boat and how to avoid damage. As you will see, one of the best forms of protection is prevention as there are several simple ways to reduce the chances of damage. For this article, we will be focusing on how to reinforce inflatable boats that are in the mid to high end tiers of quality that you would use on lakes and rivers. Lower end inflatable boats are often little more than pool floats and...

How Much Does an Inflatable Kayak Cost?

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How Much Does an Inflatable Kayak Cost?

Inflatable kayaks offer an easy to store alternative to traditional kayaks and provide a similar experience often for a significantly lower price. So, what should that price be? Much like traditional kayaks, the price for inflatable kayaks can vary greatly along with the quality. Generally, you can expect an inflatable kayak to be priced anywhere from around $100 to over $4,000. However, around $700 to $2,000 is the most common price range and this level of quality will have the durability and features that most people need.Β  The quality of materials and construction along with theΒ  size and features will...

Why Buy an Inflatable Boat?

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Why Buy an Inflatable Boat?

Getting out on the water is one of the great pleasures of outdoor adventuring. However, owning a traditional boat is costly, involves a good amount of maintenance, and requires a dedicated space for storage. So, how can you still enjoy the water without the cost and commitment of owning a boat? An inflatable boat could be the answer.Β  Often a fraction of the cost of most traditional boats and requiring minimal maintenance, inflatable boats make boating accessible and convenient for thousands of outdoor enthusiasts. Here we will look at why you should buy an inflatable boat and if an inflatable...

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