Gear packing tip #299-3.45 subsection 2

Was speaking with a great fellow kayaker yesterday and the subject of packing a boat for an extended (2 week +) trip came up. On such long trips, space is always at a premium! We were discussing the tips and techniques that can make the packing of a boat a lot easier and discovering space in the hull that might not have been obvious.

One important tip; deflate the boats sponsons completely before you stash your gear. This will free up a bunch of space! Re-inflate once all your gear has been stowed and not only will you have a smaller deck load, but the tenson of the sponsons on your gear will help hold your gear in place. Room enough for all those desserts and golf clubs (!) you’ve been forced to leave behind in the past. And yes I did take a sand wedge on a particularly sandy trip once…. 😀

Try it out!

Anyone have any other tips to share?


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