stabilizers for inflatable kayaks

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Susieq
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stabilizers for inflatable kayaks

Post by Susieq » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:28 pm

New to the community and looking to get an inflatable kayak, Has anyone attempted to add stabilizers to any model of inflatable?

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Re: stabilizers for inflatable kayaks

Post by rlpugh1 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:02 am

Stabilizers are really not needed. Inflatables are already super stable.

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Re: stabilizers for inflatable kayaks

Post by PJohanson » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:24 pm

I agree! And I have a problem with balance. These AE kayaks make me feel really stable.
I recommend for anyone worried about stability to paddle with friends, and to have some safety practise. My friends and I go to a nice beach and practise tipping over, doing wet exits and climbing back into our kayaks. We look after each other, practising pretend rescues and assists. I find my AE kayaks to be really stable even when I lean over...and then whoop! abruptly the boat flips upside down. Can lean only so far, but it's farther than in my hardshell kayak. So far I've never had an accidental flip, only on purpose.

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