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I’ve always had customers ask me about scupper plugs, more specifically, they are not sure if they need them and in some cases wonder if they may be a necessity because they were told so by someone else. Scupper holes are found in sit-on-top kayaks are are designed as a safety feature to drain water out of the kayak, from top to bottom, keeping you from sitting in a puddle or worse making your kayak a bathtub full of water that could then be prone to capsize.
We often receive questions about kayak colors; usually in regards to how they mix colors such as Wilderness Systems’ Camo or Ocean Kayak’s Sunrise . These colorful schemes, among others, are the result of mixing different colored plastic pellets or what they refer to as powders.
Fact is, it doesn’t take much to properly secure a kayak to avoid damage and more importantly auto accidents.
I can honestly tell you that whatever the weight capacity is on a kayak, you want it to be about 2/3rds of the boats total weight capacity.
Both Anchors and Drift Chutes are tools that are always in my arsenal as they each have special uses. I use my anchor in a few different ways when I’m fishing the local river.
Buying a kayak can be an investment and it is important to consider your boat’s value both in the immediate sense as well as down the road.
Costa Del Mar makes it simple and easy to find the right pair of glasses that match the activities and environments you frequent most.
I can’t tell you how many times I cringe when I see kayakers not using a paddle leash. It just seems to me that a paddle leash should be a mandatory item to have; it’s like riding a bike without a helmet.
Cassius is a 94-pound black lab with a taste for river fish and a love for the water comparable to my own. He’s no stranger to long river kayak rides, and on occasion has passed the four hour mark down the local Texas River systems with me.
A cooler ice chest is a necessity for kayaking – especially longer kayaking trips. They hold the sodas, the fish, and sometimes, when appropriate the adult beverage.