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9 great electric & manual pumps for your inflatable boat & kayak

Most inflatable boats & kayaks include a pump in their packaging upon purchase. But, let’s face it. Yes, they can get the job done, but most of these pumps are not as powerful or effective in inflating your inflatables. So if you’re thinking of upgrading your pump to one with higher performance, look no further. I have researched 9 of the best electric and manual pumps available on today’s market, along with some great tips about inflating your boats, dinghies, and kayaks. Types of Inflatable Boat Pumps As you may already know, there are two types of pumps you can …

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Kayaking Gear Checklist

Essential Kayaking Gear Checklist – 20 Key Items You’ll Need

When you’re just lazy paddling on the beach, you don’t need much gear (other than your PFD, of course). But when you go day touring or out on open water, you need to be prepared. Here is a complete list of kayaking gear your should take on day touring trips. You can download a printable version of the essential kayaking gear checklist here.

How To Mount Accessories Onto Inflatable Boats Kayaks Sups

How to Mount Attachments Onto Inflatable Boats & Kayaks

We all love inflatable watercraft for their versatility and ease of transport, but attaching accessory holders is definitely easier on traditional fiberglass boats. Or at least that’s what you would think! Let me show you how simple it is to mount attachments to your inflatable boat, kayak, or even SUP. You can then use them to mount cup holders, bimini tops, fishing rod holders, fishfinder mounts, wrap-around rope holders, etc.

How To Choose Inflatable Kayak Paddles

How to Choose Inflatable Kayak Paddles for Perfect Paddling

The paddle used for inflatable kayaks is not necessarily identical to the ones that go with traditional hard-shell kayaks. Mostly, inflatable kayaks are wider than standard kayaks. This increased width needs to be accounted for when shopping for a paddle, along with your height and the kind of paddling you would be typically resorting to. Let’s discuss how to choose a kayak paddle in a bit more detail. There are a few things to consider when choosing a paddle for a kayak, be it inflatable or hard-shell. How to choose kayak Paddle Length? An inflatable kayak’s paddle length usually falls in …

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