@2018 Robert Aylesworth

bobaylesworthoutdoors@gmail.com             WIndsor, Ontario Canada


This video is from Pelican, makers of many entry level kayaks. It discusses a few things such as the difference between sit-on-top and sit-in kayaks, the importance of flotation and the significance of kayaks length.


Pelican makes a lot of "rec boats". These are short, fat kayaks officially referred to as "Recreational Kayaks" (as if the others are not fun!). This type of boat is suitable for paddling in small calm bodies of water.

ORCKA was contracted by Transport Canada to create a Safe Kayaking video in the hopes of reducing the number of kayaking accidents that occur each year. This is the first section of the video. It starts with some basic terminology and an overview of equipment required by all kayakers.

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Here is a quick run down on the parts of a paddle from the paddle manufacturer AT. Knowing the terms will help when it comes to the paddling instructions.

There are many things to consider in choosing a paddle. This series of videos is a good overview of some of the things that you need to consider when you choose a paddle.