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Kayaking 101


Are There Special Tips For Maintaining A Touring Kayak?

With preventive and seasonal maintenance your Perception touring kayak will last through many seasons of hard use.

  • Before heading out, look over all of the shock cord and static lines. If any are too loose or frayed, replace accordingly.
  • Check to see that the footbraces adjust easily and aren't jammed with sand. If they are, remove the pedals and use a small scrub brush and a garden hose to remove the grit.
  • If you have a boat with a rudder or skeg, check to make sure that all the moving parts are not binding. Clean by scrubbing away grit and then by coating the parts with a silicone-based lubricant.
  • A water-based UV protectant such as 303 will keep your boat shiny and safe from the sun.