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  More re on-water rescue
  Posted by: Celia on Feb-06-13 12:17 PM (EST)

The second post raised a point here that I missed mentioning. The boating safety course you are likely taking will not do anything at all to help you learn on water assisted and self-rescue in a kayak. (or canoe) The only way to learn that is to get wet and start hauling around boats. Nothing in a classroom - which it sounds like this is - will handle that.

So look around for pool sessions as well, both to learn that and to figure out what you need in a kayak. It is a mistake to buy something before you understand the features you will want for rescues where you want to paddle. Especially since there are two of you - it is so much better when people who will be paddling together learn this stuff together.

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