Buying your first kayak is one of the best feelings a ‘yakker can experience. Now you have the freedom to get out on the water whenever you want, and in a kayak that fits you like a glove.
Once restricted to larger vessels, fishfinders and trolling motors are no longer unusual to find on well-equipped kayaks. Of course, these accessories need power to function, and finding the right battery is not as easy as it might sound. For kayakers, weight and size matter as much as battery life, and unlike bass boats, we … Read more
Owning your own kayak is an amazing experience. It allows you to find a kayak that is just right for you in every way and have it on hand when you want to head out on the water. You also don’t have to worry about renting or borrowing one. One of the few issues with … Read more
Paper maps are not kayak friendly. The last thing you want to be doing as the weather turns and the wind starts to pick up is be struggling to find and read a map. Given this, GPS watches are the height of convenience. Depending on which model you choose, you can set way points, track … Read more
Most of the time, kayaking is a sport focused on moving forward. Touring, sea, and whitewater kayakers are often on the move, paddling to reach the next stretch of beautiful coastline or pulse-racing drop. Sometimes, however, you’ll need your ‘yak to stay in place for a while – maybe you’re fishing, enjoying the view, catching … Read more
When you’re out kayaking on a large body of water, like a lake or sea, navigation can be tricky. It’s easy to lose sight of landmarks and get turned around. This is especially true if adverse conditions such as poor light, choppy seas, or fog make you lose sight of the horizon. It’s in precisely … Read more