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Windpaddle sail- what a fantastic gadget....
Posted June 27th, 2011 - 3:18 pm by from Kalamazoo, United States (Permalink)
We bought a Windpaddle sail for our kayak. It is so much fun
and allows us almost effortless movement, at least one direction.
I found it by accident but
I am just curious ...what are some other THINGS/gadgets
you guys are using for kayaking...

HAPPY KAYAKING, Michigan offers so much of this

Posted June 27th, 2011 - 4:53 pm from Quimper, France
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Posted June 27th, 2011 - 7:49 pm by from Kalamazoo, United States (Permalink)
If you decide to visit Michigan, you can use our double kayak, so many lakes here.

Maybe gadgets was not good expression...maybe Things one should/can have while kayaking, must be quite few things
I /we have not heard about


Posted June 27th, 2011 - 8:03 pm by from Viborg, Denmark (Permalink)
I usually use the local club's kayaks on the fjord here, i.e. tour but not sea kayaks - I don't think we're even allowed to use sails - though it is tempting! You wouldn't believe the wind on the fjords here in Denmark...
I am on the lookout for drip protecters (?) - the ring thingys that fit on the paddle and keep water from running down your arms, or mine at least, do I have specially hygroscopic arms? Is it a question of bad form? Or too short arms? Anyway, I'm interested to know whether anyone has a good source. We had them on rental paddles in NZ and it was a great help.
Since I usually use the club's paddles also, I'd love to know whether anyone has even seen spring on-and-off drip catchers - as I have only found the kind that screws on. I don't fancy taking a screwdriver to the fjord every time I want to paddle...

Posted June 27th, 2011 - 8:41 pm by from Kalamazoo, United States (Permalink)
When we are buying paddles those rings are always there,


looks like kayak shops are selling them ( rubber one) from 3$ each or less, Amazon has something more complicated for 10$ a pair. But will it fit different sizes or maybe paddles are standardized...

Question: Does a weight of a paddle makes big difference?
We paddle 3-4 hrs most, and now probably 2-3

Since we always use our own equipment I have nothing to compare. Is it worth to spend $100 on 1/2 lb paddle versus my old (3 lb)???

Posted June 28th, 2011 - 6:57 am from Quimper, France
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Posted June 28th, 2011 - 1:20 pm by from Viborg, Denmark (Permalink)
@Helen: Seems almost no paddles in Denmark have these. I could pick them up when in the UK in a couple of weeks but: our paddles and the club's are all one-piece or assembled - and all the rings I can find in the UK (and the ones I have seen so far on US websites) are just rings, can't be opened - only put on before the paddle is assembled.

You all are probably as bored reading this as I am looking for the d¤*& blasted things. But if anyone knows a UK/US source for the ones that open (they seem to have screws but has no one invented a snap opening drip ring??) do please let me know! (NB: These are more expensive than the plain rubber rings which I can't use.)