The North Water Sea Tec Rescue Stirrup assists you back into your sea/touring kayak after you have capsized. Essential for paddlers that do not know how to roll, that are tired, or lack the upper body strength to lift themselves onto the deck of the boat. The 14 foot adjustable length provides a wide variety of attachment options for self rescue and assisted rescues. Once attached it creates a step to lift you into the re-entree position.
|Length:||14 ft / 4.27 m|
I am new to kayaking. While trying self re-entry in pool, I found out I was unable to preform same. After getting my rescue stirrup, I had no trouble with self re-entry. I would recommend this for xxl paddlers.
Same concept with shaped stirrup would be far better. I made my own.
I was able to use this stirrup, but my wife was not, so it is of no use to us. We had hoped to use it so that we could use a kayak for snorkeling even though we lack the upper body strength to get back into the kayak in deep water. But even though we are reasonably fit, it was a bit of a struggle for me, and my wife could not use it at all.
I run a paddling group called the Potomac River Paddlers, and our members use this item as well as paddle floats. During unassisted reentry, especially after a long and tiring paddle, this item is a life-saver. I recommend it for everyone who paddles, whether they are rivers, lakes, or oceans. Bob Cianflone Potomac River Paddlers http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ Potomac_River_Paddlers/