Kayaking 101: Is This Kayak Yours?

Special to the Parade

Kayaking 101I read a story online of an individual that had his kayak taken from his front yard. Now, hopefully nothing like that happens around here, but sad to say it eventually will.

Well, this individual had come across a kayak just like his, he didn’t have any recognizable marks to identify that it was his, but he went on his gut instinct that it was. Long story short, it wasn’t. How can we prevent this from happening?

It wouldn’t hurt to mark the inside of your yak with a permanent marker with your name, address, and phone number.

Besides, if your kayak is ever found after a storm without you on it, then the good neighbor will have contact info to look you up. Now, if you really wanted to make it difficult to find, you can reach deep inside your yak to an area that would not be thought upon to look at.

Updating your pictures every now and then after making any modifications or you can even go as far as giving your kayak a kayak tattoo. If you need any help with this, then just come on by the shop and we will help you out.

Just remember, there will always be a kayak just like yours out there, that’s why we need to take the time to mark it.

As always, stay safe, always wear your P.F.D., and test your whistle every now and then. See you out on the water. For questions or comments on our stories, or to just let us know of a specific item you would like to see us cover, please place your replies on our Facebook page U.B. Captain, or email us at ubcaptainkayaks@yahoo.com.

Editor’s Note: Tony Crouch is a Certified Kayak Instructor and holds classes at U.B. Captain Kayaks, 5009 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX. For more info, call (956)-761-1669 or look for him on Facebook at U.B. Captain.

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