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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