Gear Shop

The boats and equipment we choose to sell is the gear we use and have tested for years.

Reed Spray Deck + Bale Hole

Superb aquatherm touring deck. Only deck available with a bale hole in the industry.  Durable rubbery Reed material creates a good seal to the cockpit, increases freedom of movement for rotation and great for the racers,  great for traveling expeditions to pack away in your bag, packs away very small.

Deck sizing for all NDK Kayaks is key Hole B.  This the size we carry.  They are equipped with a bale hole in the deck, map case rings, and adjustable waist.

 

OUT OF STOCK at the moment.  We do have REED Decks in Blue, check back into the on -line store.

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Aquatherm material, Tough and rubbery material. Fantastic freedom of movement.

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Sea Guide Tow line. Whetman Equipment

 

Designed to be used by sea kayak guides, leaders & coaches as a waist mounted towline. It has a main tow line of 14metres and also a second ultra short contact towline.

The main towline is 14m when fully deployed and the connector is stowed on the left hand belt loop. To use unzip the bag and unclip the connector and clip to the casualty boat. Make sure the bag is behind your waist and that the quick release belt is positioned in front to access in an emergency. Paddle away & the line will deploy out of the bag.

The 14metre towline is made of 19mm floating tape or 14 metre  7mm floating line connected back to a stainless ring & elastic webbing which is anchored to a central pivot point inside the bag by a small stainless ring. This ring connects directly to the main belt which is folded within the bag & continuous through the bag and out to be the waist belt.

The main tow can be reduced to a 7metre tow by threading the line through the casualty boat and back to the bag to clip onto the large stainless ring; by doing this the tow is kept balanced & all the tension directed back to the main pivot point & all tension passes through the elastic shock webbing.  Have a watch of this Whetman video clip.

 

The Ultra Short second tow is a short length of webbing connected to the central pivot point inside the bag & it exits the bag underneath the bag out of a drain hole. To deploy simply unclip the right hand connector and attach to the casualty boat. There is no need to unzip the bag.

The bag contains two hard floats to give positive buoyancy if dropped in the water. The bag material is waterproof and so does not absorb water & become heavy. The size of the bag is generous to ensure ease of repacking the line. To repack slacken off the belt & rotate the bag to sit on your spray deck; it should now sit forward of your PFD. The top will naturally stay open. Paddle away from the line to straighten it out and trail it over your shoulder. Pull the line down from your shoulder into the bag.

The 50mm wide belt has a cam buckle release & toggle. There is a slider to allow adjustment of the buckle position to be set central to your waist.

practice makes perfect, to be proficient practice deploying the device & repacking on the water.

Sea Guide Tow:  Floating line with webbing end option.

 

 

 

 

Sea Guide Tow:  All webbing option. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Guide Tow:  All Line option (left side of picture).  The line is sewn back on it's self, then rigging taped.

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Axel Pack. Chart Case.

Our BCU coaching and Expeditionary friend Axel Schoevers has designed and many have tested his chart/map case around the world.  Completely water proof design and clipped perfectly into you sea kayak so you you can flip it back on your lap for chart ready and navigation.

Southern Patagonia 

Sorry, out of stock again.  They go fast.  Check back soon.

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REED. Spare Paddle Holder

reed-front-deck-holdA paddle holder that is easy to use and attached to any sea kayak around the deck lines and deck fittings.  Front or rear deck mounting.  The paddle hole openings stay open, so easy to re-position your spare paddle if you need to.  Lightweight poly mesh material for good drainage.  Easy on and off attachments clips, so great for traveling.

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Kong Locking Carabiner. Sea Kayaking

screw-gate-carabinerThis screw gate Kong Carabiner is a nice safety addition to your sea kayaking kit.  Can even be used in conjunction with your waist mounted two system to insure the gate does not open when you least expect it.  Rated for 22 Kn CE approved, anodized aluminum, Made in Italy.

smooth-gateThe smooth gate less likely to snag on deck lines, and screw quickly with the spin of your fingers.

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