Noyo Pacific Kayaking

A Resources for Beginers to Experts

 
Kayaking Equipment
Anchor
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I seldom use one but since there are times and places they might come in handy. I like the 2-lb. Folding grapnel anchors best for kayaks. If you expect it to hold, you will probably need an anchor line that is at least four times the depth of the water. Better yet, if there is kelp, take something you can use to tie on to it.

 
Fishing Net
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A net may not be needed to land smaller fish but may be required by fishing regulations. I have a large net with a short handle that I keep in clips on the rear deck. Landing a fish in a net from a kayak can be difficult.

 
Wetsuit
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If the water is too cold to swim in, you should wear a wetsuit (or dry suit) to keep you warm and to prevent hypothermia, particularly if you capsize. A neoprene hood or cap will also help you to retain body heat.

Full wetsuits may keep you plenty warm but I find them uncomfortable to wear while paddling. If you are going to wear a full wetsuit, you might consider wearing a Lycra "rash guard" to prevent chafing under your arms. I like to wear a farmer john suit while

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Personal Flotation Device
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It must be comfortable, because I am going to wear it whenever I'm on the water. I like ones with a zipper so there are no long tangled straps and once it’s adjusted, I don't have to mess with it. I like pockets too. This will save your life if you have an accident make sure you have a PDF that you enjoy wearing.

 
Paddle Leash
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A leash keeps the paddle with you and allows you to drop it in the water when fighting a fish. You can simply use a piece of line or various specially made designs. I like paddle leashes that will attach to the bow toggle so I don't have to add an attachment point (an eye strap.) You want the length such that there isn't much slack in it but I don't want to be pulling against the elastic at any time while paddling.

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