Kayaks - Care & Maintenance

Care & Maintenance for Kayaks

  1. If using the kayak in salt water or unclear fresh water it is best to rinse the kayak thoroughly with clear, fresh water after use.
  2. If necessary, occasional cleaning can be done with mild liquid soap and fresh water. Rinse well. Harsh chemical cleaners may damage the product.
  3. Always allow your kayak adequate time to dry completely before storage. The kayak will dry best while inflated.
  4. After each use, bleed air pressure from high-pressure spring valves by pressing the spring down.
  5. Long-term exposure to sunlight will damage the product.
    Regularly apply a UV protectant available at many watersports dealers. NOTE: Chinook™ Series kayaks should use UV Protectant for polyester FABRIC.
  6. WARNING: Use of a high-pressure washer will damage the product and void the warranty.

Storage

  1. It is acceptable to store your kayak inflated if you wish. Check air pressure before using.
  2. Always allow your kayak adequate time to dry completely before storage. The kayak will dry best while inflated.
  3. For long-term storage, remove all air. Fold sides inward. Start at the front, roll or fold toward the back. Allow trapped air to escape by opening valves. Store in transport bag included.
  4. Store out of direct sunlight, protected from the environment in a clean, dry location. NEVER store uncovered, in a damp location, or on a concrete surface. NEVER store at temperatures below 40o F (4o C).
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