Tag: PFD

Life Jacket Facts From The Safe Boating Campaign

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Keep these Life Jacket Facts in Mind Whatever kind of paddling you like to do, it’s important to always wear your life jacket (or PFD) while you’re out on the water. Think of it like wearing a seat belt in your car – you probably won’t find yourself in a situation where you need it, […]

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5 Tips to Extend Your Paddling in Cold Weather Season

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Paddling in Cold Weather It may not feel like it everywhere now, but September marks the end of summer and, eventually, the coming of cooler fall weather. This time last year, our team was talking about kayak storage options to help people get ready for the cold winter months. Boy, did we get an earful […]

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Astral Ronny PFD Deemed a Comfortable Option by Kayak Angler, Travis Abner

| June 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Several people have asked me about my gear and why I chose what I did. Being a convert from whitewater boating, I started completely new with kayak fishing, so pretty much all of my gear other than my rods and tackle are brand new (I have fished in a bass boat for many years). I […]

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SUP Safety: Life Jacket or Leash?

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

When the American Canoe Association (ACA) released their 2012 SUP Survey asking for paddlers to share opinions on lifejackets, leashes & legislation, we were a bit surprised by the data. The survey took into account responses from over 550 SUP paddlers from beginners to certified instructors. As a paddlesports company, we always recommend that paddlers wear a PFD […]

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I Bought a Fishing Kayak. Now What? by Chris Payne (Payne’s Paddle/Fish)

| September 2, 2012 | 3 Comments

Chris Payne recently posted this article on his blog and we thought it was too good not to share! In it, he outlines the products (in order of necessity) you need to start outfitting your kayak for fishing with tips for fitting and choosing certain products as well as techniques for installing some. It’s a […]

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Cold Water Boot Camp – Another Reason to Wear Your PFD

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here’s another reason to wear your PFD! It’s an older video but still a powerful one. Put on by the US Coast Guard, Cold Water Boot Camp shows how even good swimmers who don’t think they need a PFD can quickly be overcome without one in cold water. Just wear your PFD! – Joseph@ACK  

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KATS Sponsor Update – Kokatat

| May 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Now that we’ve already told you about our patron sponsors, Bending Branches and Malone Auto Racks, we wanted to get started with our KATS Platinum Sponsors. Today, we begin with Kokatat… Kokatat is a California based company that has been manufacturing paddling apparel and accessories in the United States since 1971. Today, they continue to […]

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Child Life Vest

| July 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

My 7-year old took his first sailing class this summer. The list of required equipment was a child life vest or ‘personal flotation device’ (PFD).  Of course I waited till the day before to read the list of required gear so it was the perfect excuse for me to buy the NRS Vista Youth PFD […]

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