Saturday, June 24, 2017

Content Tagged "kayak"

Health benefits of using recreational kayaks for physical exercise

Today Kayaks can often be found in recreational places that have water bodies such as lakes, along ocean beaches, along navigable rivers, or on artificial lakes. Kayaks are vessels that are made to be used by one person/ paddler although there are some that are designed such that two or three people can use the kayak in tandem. A single kayaks can therefore be shared by a family, a couple, or friends. Kayaks provide many advantages for the paddler. One of the main advantages of kayaks is that they provide the user with an opportunity to exercise their body while…

The various types and uses of kayaks

Kayaking is very fast becoming the choice vocational sport or activity for many people. Kayaking was traditionally a crucial means of survival for the Inuit people of Greenland. It was primarily used for hunting whales and seals. Kayaks were also used as a means of transport from one place to another on icy waters. Kayaks were simple vessels that were made of a frame of light drift wood or whale bones covered by tightly sewn skins. The skins were made watertight using whale fat. The kayak is a slender vessel that can carry only one person across its width. Two…

Inflating for Fun

Kayaking has become more than just a sport for the athletic adventurer. Nowadays just about anyone can go kayaking at open ocean waters or at rapid white waters. However, you want to be fully prepared and that includes having the best ride possible. These days, a blow up kayak is the way to go. Their advantages far outweigh those of wooden, plastic, and foldable kayaks. Inflatable kayaks are the perfect choice since they are lighter and more durable than rigid kayaks or wooden kayaks. You can easily store them in your car and then bring them out, unfold them, and…

Sitting on Top of Your Family Fun

The sit-on-top kayak, or SOT, is the most popular, widely-known kayak design today. Although some models may resemble traditional sit-in kayaks in terms of hull shape, the two types of kayaks are quite different. With a traditional kayak, the paddler’s legs and lower body are enclosed within the boat’s hull. Often, a spray skirt covers the cockpit opening and wraps around paddler’s waist, creating a seal that keeps water out of the hull. This is common in traditional white water and ocean kayaks. In contrast, the paddler of an SOT sits in a molded depression on top of the hull,…

On the Water and Fishing

Some would argue there is no such thing as the best fishing kayak and every one you look at will have something that you want to change, customize or suit to your personality. But after 50+ hours of research and testing on top of 50+ hours from last year’s research we have determined that the $2450 Hobie Mirage Outback Kayak 2016/15 is the best available fishing kayak – it has more features including storage space and comfort than any other fishing kayak we looked at. This means it will stand up to the test of time and continue to be…

Shopping for a Trip on the Water

Anywhere there is a beautiful body of water, there are those of us who can’t just sit on the sidelines. Not everyone is as hardcore about kayaking as the team at SeaKayakerMag.com. A lot of people just enjoy kayaking as a way to soak in a little sun, enjoy the water, and keep themselves fit. Of course, if having a little fun on the water is your goal, then what better way to enjoy this activity than with a friend (or a loved one)? While I love doing solo trips, I also love cruising in a tandem kayak over a…