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Kayaking Tips for Beginners

Nothing beats the feeling of gliding across the water in your kayak. If you’ve never kayaked before, you’re in for a great time. Lots of first-time kayakers become hooked and can’t wait to get back on the water.If you’re reading this before you kayak for the first time, this will help you prepare for your first trip.

If you’ve kayaked a couple of times but still consider yourself a beginner, then these tips will help you become a better kayaker and feel more comfortable on the water.

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Prep Your Kayak for Spring

Winter is almost over, and spring will be here before you know it! The spring months offer a great window of time for you to prep your kayak for the upcoming season. You want to be ready to hit the water on the first available opportunity and not have to worry about replacing parts or washing.

Here are five tips to prep your kayak for spring and get out there faster!

Five Steps to Get Your Kayak Water Ready

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How to Protect Kayaks From the Sun

Whether you have a little house on the beach or a cabin in the mountains, the sun will continue to shine on your gear. Just like we should protect our skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays, we should also protect our kayaks, surfboards and other outdoor gear.

The sun’s UV rays can damage almost any surface after prolonged periods of exposure. It’s best to take the necessary precautions to ensure your watercraft is ready for adventure at any time.

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The Best Kayak Storage Rack for Winter

Winter is on the way and that means it’s time to think about storage for your summer gear. Boots, bikes, hiking bags, and other summer gear can be easily stored in closets, garages and sheds, but your kayaks require special storage to keep them in good condition through the winter months.

Our log kayak rack storage systems can help you get the most out of any storage space and preserve the longevity of your kayaks, so you can enjoy them year after year.

How to Store Your Kayaks for Winter

How to Weatherproof Your Kayak Storage Rack

Wall MountExposure to different types of weather can damage your kayaks and other watercraft. If you are using a log kayak rack to store them, you are already preventing significant damage to your boats. But what about protecting the rack itself?

Our log kayak racks are constructed from Northern White Cedar, which is resistant to damage caused by weather, wear, and insects. However, even such a durable wood can benefit from some routine care and maintenance.

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Summer Kayak Maintenance 101

Log Storage Racks For Small BoatsIt’s summertime, the perfect time for a nice, relaxing paddle around your favorite spot. Kayaking is a great summer sport when the weather is warm and the water cool. But it’s important to know that well-used kayaks experience some wear and tear. Before you get out to enjoy the experiences that a kayak can deliver, a bit of seasonal maintenance is in order.

If you are just now preparing for the kayaking season, you can start by bringing that kayak out of storage. If you are still storing your kayak in a garage or enclosed area, there are a few areas you will want to inspect before getting out on the water.
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