Hosing the Kayak

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Hosing the Kayak

Post by Amos » Fri May 01, 2020 3:44 pm

We kayak in the ocean.
Is it important to hose the kayak with fresh water afterwards?
We don't have a water hose where we kayak. We just let the kayak dry and then pack it away.
I'd rather not have to inflate it again at home and hose unless I really have to.

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Re: Hosing the Kayak

Post by rsimpson » Wed May 06, 2020 12:28 pm

yes, it is best to rinse the kayak down with fresh water after salt water use. This will prevent any funky smells.

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Re: Hosing the Kayak

Post by Steve » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:32 am


Yes definitely rinse down well, especially all metal parts - the aluminium ribs front & back, zips etc. Also leave it dry before you pack it away. When I get home after using it I open it up (but not inflate) and give it a good rinse.

Happy paddling :)

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