Winter Kayaking Shoes Booties

6 Best Kayaking Shoes for Winter [To Stay Warm & Dry]

Kayaking shoes/booties are different from ordinary footwear. They need to be light, flexible, provide good traction, and hard enough for launching and walking on sharp rocks and gravel. And of course, shoes made for winter kayaking also help keep your feet dry and warm in the cold. In this article, I will help you find the perfect kayaking shoes for paddling in cold weather. First I’ll list the best ones, then I’ll teach you how to choose a pair that is suitable for your needs. Best Winter Kayaking Shoes Here is a list of the top shoes and booties you …

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Best Kayaking Drysuits

5 Best Kayaking Drysuits That Actually Keep You Dry!

Kayaking drysuits open up new horizons, as they allow for year-round paddling and fishing even during the cold months of winter. They are a true game-changer for passionate kayakers and fishermen. I started winter kayaking several years ago, it is an awesome hobby that is hard to stop once you start. Having tried many drysuits during the years (rentals and own), in this article, I will give my opinion on the best drysuits you can use for kayaking. Also, I will explain how they work and what you need to look out for if you buy one. Let’s jump right …

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Winter Kayaking Ultimate Guide

Winter Kayaking Guide

Cold weather does not have to end your kayaking season. With the right gear and clothing, you too can experience the mesmerizing world of winter kayaking. There are a lot of specific things you need to be mindful of though if you want to go paddling in cold weather. On this page, you will learn all about them. How cold is too cold for kayaking? With the right clothing and safety gear, you can theoretically kayak until the water completely freezes, but most people choose to stop kayaking below 35-40°F. Why? Drysuits and proper layering of clothes will keep you …

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The 4 floor types found on inflatable boats

The flooring of an inflatable boat is an important factor to consider, since each floor type has it’s uses, pros and cons. The 4 types of flooring you’ll encounter in inflatable boats are: roll up floors hard floors air floors rigid floors in RIBs

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Recommended air pressure for inflatable boats

If you want your inflatable boat performing at its best, you need to keep it inflated at the correct air pressure. But as with many things in life, the answer isn’t simple. Read this entire article to find out what the correct air pressure is for an inflatable boat, be it a dinghy, kayak, SUP or a pontoon boat. Recommended air pressure for the different parts of an inflatable boat The table below contains the average recommended air pressure for inflatable boats and SUPs. Mind you, these are averages. Be sure to read the rest of the article as well. …

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Real life expectancy of inflatable boats

If you’re considering buying an inflatable boat, be it a dinghy, pontoon boat, kayak, or just an inflatable raft, you are probably curious about its lifespan, so in other words, how long you can expect your boat to function safely. Knowing how long inflatable boats last is especially important if you are considering buying a used inflatable watercraft. What is the average lifespan of inflatable boats? On average, the life expectancy of a properly kept inflatable boat is 10-15 years. With that said, know that it’s hard to give an average lifespan because there are several factors at play that …

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Inflatable boat with motor (Best boat-motor pairings)

Most people don’t realize that many soft inflatable boats (SIBs) can be equipped with an electric or outboard motor. But why would anybody want a motorized inflatable boat when you have oars? There are loads of practical and recreational reasons: Gliding on the water in a boat with a motor feels great! Getting from A to B is quicker than using oars. Traveling longer distances. Dinghies used as tenders for larger boats may need to be seaworthy. Fishing boats need a motor, since they are packed and heavy. And most importantly, sometimes you would rather relax than row. Here are …

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5 ways to transport an inflatable boat

After buying an inflatable boat, you need to get it to the water of course. How you will transport your inflatable will depend mainly on the type and size of your boat, and your car. How hard is it to transport your inflatable boat to the water? People with traditional boats have it tough. They either need to rent a dock, or have a trailer and winch ready to put the boat onto water. Inflatable boats are much simpler to transport than bulky traditional boats. If you have a car, boating with an inflatable is literally just a drive away. …

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5 step DIY floor for inflatable boats

If you’ve got the skills and a few tools, you can convert your inexpensive inflatable raft to a full-fledged hard floored inflatable by building a hard floor. This popular mod requires some handy-man skills, but it is definitely worthwhile if you are looking for more stability on your raft. But why would you want to DIY a hard floor? It’s much cheaper than buying a hard floor dinghy. It adds stability. You’ll be able to use your raft in new ways, like fishing, long river boat trips, or just to have a cooler in your boat while you’re out on …

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