Paddling Tip: Kayak Safety Know Your Boat

On our meetups and commercial tours, we require that people with their own boats have at least one bulkhead (stern) or
float bags in order to participate.  We had a conversation recently with a paddler who felt they should be exempt since their
kayak was made of royalex which is advertised as virtually unsinkable.  Again this requirement is based on the fact that
simply because a kayak didn't sink, doesn't mean that it is usable. Most assisted and self rescue techniques depend on no
water being trapped under the rear deck.  A bulkhead or float bag prevents that from happening.

Paddler can get into trouble very quickly by overestimating their kayaks ability. If you have a recreational kayak (that means
you do not have a bow AND stern hatch with sealed bulkheads) you should not go farther from shore that you can swim
pulling a swamped kayak. The reason you need to stay close to shore with a recreational kayak is if you capsize, the kayak
you will not have the required flotation to get back in your kayak. This means you are stuck in the water dragging a flooded
kayak back to shore.



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Manatee Festival January 14 & 15
NOTE: The City has been unwilling to tell us if Hunters Springs will be re-opened even a temporary basis during the
festival.  Kings Bay Park is normally closed to vehicle traffic during teat event so I would recommend calling the city
manager before coming over to kayak during that weekend. Sign the Petition to Re-Open Under Shop News below

Dave Burnell         City Manager         352-795-4216, ext. 301

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Group Paddle Trips Sunday Safaris
We have opened up a MeetUp Group to accommodate our Sunday Safaris.  The new group alternates SUP and Kayak
Outings.  Sign Up is free and trips are free with your own gear.  Aardvark's is providing a discount off regular rental
rates for MeetUp members attending the event.  Rentals include, all necessary gear plus free delivery and pickup. I'v

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Rental Fleet Kayaks
Hurricane Excursion 128  (cockpit repaired) Green 2014
Marvel 120 Magenta 2015
Elie Sound 120 XE Blue/White 2014 SOLD
Eddyline Samba Pearl Red 2013  SOLD
Eddyline Raven Pearl Red 2013
Eddyline Equinox Pearl Red 2013 (modified cockpit) SOLD
    SUPs Rental/Demo
Watersedge Fleet Epoxy Custom Logo (5 Available)
Watersedge Touring Demo Carbon
    Kayaks & SUPs Discounted Models
Watersedge EasyRider Bamboo
Hurricane Sojourn 126 Magenta 2015 Factory Warranty
Hurricane Sojourn 135 Red Blem 2015 Factory Waranty
01/01/2017 Discounted Inventory (Used/Demo/Discontined) Kayaks and SUPs.  All items
one each unless otherwise indicated, as is, stand alone, where is.  Warranty only as