What are the Mandatory Kayak Accessories/Equipment in USA?
United States boating regulations vary from state to state, but on a national
level the US Coast Guard requires that:·
recreational boats must carry one wearable, readily-accessible, in good condition,
USCG-approved personal floatation device for each person on board. Children
12 years old and younger must wear a PFD at all times.
- Your kayak must include a system to signal your
presence such as flares, signal mirror or flashlight.
- All recreational vessels - including kayaks - are required to display navigational lights between sunset and sunrise and during other periods of reduced visibility such as fog, rain or haze.
- The USCG, working with affiliated local
organizations, offers all small craft owners a free, annual Vessel Safety Check
(VSC). An educational procedure rather than an enforcement of the law, the VSC
helps increase everyone’s safety in small craft boating.
up-to-date United States Coast Guard Regulations visit: http://www.uscgboating.org
What are the Mandatory Kayak Accessories/Equipment in Canada?
The Small Vessel Regulations enforced by the Canadian Coast Guard establishes a minimum of safety equipment that you must carry with you in your kayak (or any vessel under 6 meters in length): Personal flotation device (PFD). When selecting your PFD ...
What equipment should I bring for paddling?
Take equipment specific to paddling: Life jacket or PFD (Personal Flotation Device) for each person on board Buoyant heaving line Sound-signalling device Bailer or bilge pump Sprayskirt if kayaking to keep water out of cockpit Helmet for kayak ...
Will accessories from other manufacturers work on my Cobra Kayak?
Many accessories from other manufacturers such as backrests, paddle and rod holders, knee straps or kayak carts will work with your Cobra Kayak. If possible work with your dealer to determine the best way to go in this area. Here is a good video on ...
How can I mount deck accessories on my kayak especially those for fishing and kayak angling?
There are lots of ways to customize your kayak with after market add ons like camera, fishing rod, cell phone, gps navigation holders, anchors, outriggers, and much more. Here are some good resources to guide you in the process of intalling them ...
How do I set up my Azul Vision Kayak including transport, rudder, accessories and more?
Congratulations on your purchase of the Azul Vision kayak. In this series of videos we show you how to Get You Started with your Vision Kayak: Transport your kayak home from the store Installing your rudder Unpacking and setting up your accessories ...