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Paddlecraft Preparation

Preparation and planning are part of what makes the boating experience FUN! Check out the information below to help you plan for your epic excursions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on the water. Paddler rigging up a kayak

Make sure your vessel is in ship shape before lining up at the boat ramp:

  • Make sure your motor and other equipment is in good working order.
  • Prep your gear and supplies in the parking lot or staging area. Avoid any delays at the boat launch so traffic can flow.

Loose fittings and lines on your kayak
Rudder/Skeg systems
Stiff Foot Pedals
Zippers and Stopcocks
Two-Piece Paddles
Clothing and Other Gear
Restocking Your Emergency Kit
Batteries
Vehicle Racks and Saddles
Acclimate Yourself