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Equipment Recommendations

The equipment necessary for paddling can vary according to the type of trip being taken. Some accessories you can’t do without, like a paddle and PFD, while others may not be essential for every trip, but can play a large part in keeping you safe and making your trip more enjoyable. 

 

ESSENTIAL

PFD

Paddle
Bailer or bilge Pump 

IMPORTANT

Boat sponge
Tow line
Rope bag (for canoeing)

Dry bag (for keys, food, wallet)
First aid kit 

A GOOD IDEA

Extra paddle
Paddle float (for kayaking)
Energy food and water
Spray skirt (if applicable)
Flares/signaling device

Safety whistle
Cap/sunhat
Sunscreen
Sunglasses with leash  
Water footwear 

FOR SPORTING

Rod/paddle clips
Rod holders
Anchor kit
Humminbird transducer

Humminbird fish finder

FOR LONGER TRIPS

Compass
Maps and tidal charts
Waterproof map holder
Marine radio

FOR TRANSPORTING

Canoe/kayak carrying cart

Rooftop carrier

CLOTHING

Paddle jacket
Base layer top
For Colder Weather:
Dry top
Dry pants
Wet or dry suit

Gloves or pogies

COLLAPSE

YOUR OLD TOWN ADVENTURES

In the best company
wood1A day on the Thames with a selection of historic wooden boats,paddling my recently restored guide in the company of some very nice craft from yesteryear.