The Dock Accessory Every Good Kayaker Needs

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 6/5/2020
Whether you enjoy harrowing adventures down whitewater rapids or gliding across a placid lake, kayaking is a versatile way to experience the outdoors. These vessels have come a long way from their original construction of wood and animal skin. Now, they’re often made of polyethylene or other durable materials. However, those who love their kayaks know that despite their durability, these boats deserve a lot of care and consideration when they’re stored, both short and long term.

Are you guilty of letting your kayak sit in the water, or simply rest on the ground at the mercy of moisture or pests? You’re not alone. Luckily, good kayak storage is only a few tips away.

First, it’s very important to keep the kayak off the ground and not in a position that might warp it. Keeping a kayak on its side, bound with tight straps or even hanging by the handles, can put strain on it. The easiest solution is to install helpful dock accessories to tailor your boating experience to your needs. Storing a kayak is simple with a kayak rack, which allows the kayak to rest without strain and keeps it convenient while out of the way.

Second, kayaks should be placed in short-term storage even if you’re taking only a few days off. It can be tough to remember to store your kayak when you plan on getting back out on the water in just a few days, which is why dock accessories are so important to simplify storing your boat. A kayak rack provides the perfect landing spot, and a set of stairs or a ladder for your dock makes the transition from water to land easy.

Finally, remember that kayaks should be stored indoors for the long term. Keeping a kayak in a garage, basement or shed during the off-season can do wonders to prolong its life. Sometimes it can be tough to find the space to store your kayak indoors where it’s not at risk of being knocked over and damaged. For this reason, many kayakers will convert their dock accessories for winter storage. Use your kayak rack indoors to provide a safe home for your boats, whatever the season.

Your kayak brings you to new and exciting places and helps create memorable adventures. Store it with the respect and care it deserves, so it can continue to serve you for years to come. Luckily, it’s easy to do! And it’s made even easier with the dock accessories provided by Alumi-Span Docks, your one-stop shop to achieving the ultimate personalized boating experience. If you want to up your storage game both short and long term, email or call us at 855-523-2444.