Consider what water temp you're paddling in. Depending on where you are this time of year the water can be shockingly cold. Dress for the water temp and plan to get wet.
Paddle float for a self rescue.
Resist the temptation to attach leashes, or lines to the boat or various pieces of equipment. They cause more trouble than they are worth. Just learn to never let go of your equipment.
Touring Kayak Paddles
Deck Rigging Gear
Bent Shaft Canoe Paddles
Full Size Sail Rig
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