Ballast For Balance
Posted by: old_user on Dec-12-12 10:56 AM (EST)
Heresy? Not all traditional kayak societies (see Zimmerly) rolled or braced. Many used ballast. I am a badly coordinated coward with 7/8th of a roll. (I can do European self and assisted rescues) HOWEVER: I have made my life, and others' much more enjoyable simply by putting I pads with D-rings in the bottoms of some of our kayaks and tying in diving weights. Other schemes will work; just make sure that the ballast is secured. Of course fool proof floatation must be added. Even Derrick threw in some rocks when called for.
The Kayak Wing
Classic Freestanding Rack
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