Category Archives: Outfitting

Pyranha Burn Modifications

Recently I’ve switched from a Medium to a Large Pyranha Burn. I’m always fascinated to see what people have done to improve their boats when I buy second hand and thought I’d share these two modifications on my blog. Modified … Continue reading

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More Comfortable Portaging

I’m a big fan of Pyranha kayaks – the hull shapes and outfitting just seem to suit me and my style of paddling. However, one thing that I’ve noticed is that they can be pretty painful to carry long distances … Continue reading

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Playboat Rebuild 1

A few years back I decided to try my hand at freestyle kayaking, unsuccesfully at first. I bought a Dagger G Force 6.1 and was soon able to dip the stern, as my height meant that most of my weight … Continue reading

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Kayak Outfitting 4 – The Foot rest (Playboat)

Connectivity… That’s a word that gets thrown around a lot now, thanks to the BCU’s Forward Paddling Technique DVD. To have an efficient forwards paddling technique, it is important to be well connected with the boat. As your paddle blade … Continue reading

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Kayak Outfitting 3 – DIY Seat Padding

For river running you probably won’t have to raise you seat much, if at all. But if you are sitting a little low, here’s a cheap way to do it, from Welsh Kate’s blog on worldkayakblogs.com Also on the link … Continue reading

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Kayak Outfitting 2 – The seat

Feel like you’re sitting in a bath tub? Lots of people have their kayak seat too low. Ideally, you want your hip bone to be level with the cockpit rim, to really get your weight over the edge of the … Continue reading

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Kayak Outfitting 1 – Trim

I’ve spent a lot of time recently working on the outfitting in my boats and thought that it may help others if I pass on some of what I’ve learnt… Why bother with the faff? You buy a boat because … Continue reading

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