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In early spring, immersion can be deadly within minutes - even in summer, you'll probably need some level of thermal protection on any big body of water. PFDs save lives - if they're worn...
A good basic sea kayak course is strongly recommended - drastically shortens the learning curve, and can add a lot of enjoyment to your early paddling experiences. Have fun, be safe, and welcome to the Dark Side of the paddling world...
Recreational Kayak Paddle
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