Inspecting your Kayak & Kayak Trailer before Summer Activities
Summer is here and road trips, family gatherings, and other adventures are in full swing. You may be planning on bringing your kayak and kayak trailer along for the fun. This is an awesome idea, because there is sure to be tons of places you can explore and kayak while you’re away. However, before you leave, you should take a minute to inspect your equipment for any damages that occurred while storing it for the previous season. Here’s what you need to do:
Look It Over – Simple as that. Check for scratches, dents, or any holes in the body of the kayak. Be sure that critters haven’t made your kayak its home during storage. Additionally, check over your kayak trailer to make sure it’s working properly. Check hardware for rust and be sure to grease and replace anything that looks off.
Clean It Up – If you haven’t used your kayak or kayak trailer in a bit, it’s a good idea to clean it. This is another way you can look for any possible damages or hardware that needs replaced. Follow care instructions you received when purchasing your kayak to best clean it after dirt, dust, and possible bugs have settled on it during storage.
Stock Up – When you go on a camping or kayak adventure, be sure you have possible emergency supplies. A first aid kit with bandages, alcohol wipes, antibiotic ointment, and aspirin are always good to have. Additionally, if you go hiking or camping during your kayak trips, extra food, a fire starter, and a flashlight might be a good idea too.
By just taking a moment and inventorying your kayak, kayak trailer, and supplies you can have a fun summer without having to worry. For more on kayak trailer equipment, be sure to contact Magneta Trailers. Together, the team can help you find what works best for your kayaking needs and get you on the way to enjoying the outdoors.