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 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/
I cannot recommend this item any higher! A great aid for those who do not have the upper body strength (or energy!) to do a paddle-assisted self-rescue. My wife uses it attached to the coaming and it has made all the difference in the world. A "must have" in my book!