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Kayaking Outfitting :





Here is a sequence of pictures on how to outfit your boat to make it perform better.


This outfitting will make you a better boater and make rolling your boat much easier.




So let's get going and look at these pictures....




Here is a series of shots performed on a new Burn

These mods will work on any boat.











Here is the glue you will need ......................and a respirator ...you must use it!


I'm not a fan of the spray type glues. The cans have too much thinner in them.




Apply a heavy coat to the mini-cell and a light coat to the boat.

Wait 2 hours (Over night is even better)


Then apply a thin a coat to the mini-cell and the boat.

Wait 20 mins and stick.

You only get one shot this is why you mark where the mini-cell is going to be placed.

It will never come off.






Knee Blocks and Thigh Hooks cut and prepped .....






  Blocks labeled and prepped ...............


Notice the black sticker...special thanks to Shred Ready for making these stickers.





Always mark the blocks before installing; so you remember where they go in the boat.




Bulkhead removed to install blocks and larger back plate.


The seat was moved 1" inch forward for a more aggressive stance.

This can be a bear with other manufactures boats, but its a must needed mod for better tracking .


If you are more of a floater than an aggressive paddler. Leaving the seat in its factory position might be the ticket for you.




Here is the tools you will need



On the left is the small bulkhead, you need the large one.




Footblocks installed







Below is a video showing extra foam being installed for the bulkhead . This is a mod I do for every boat. It helps for impacts. The video shows you how to perform this mod.

Adam in the video uses a slightly different foot block set-up. I like wedges. You might like Adam's set-up.


There is always another way to outfit a boat to your taste.






Video from Adam Goshorn on modding a kayak


Thanks to Adam for making this video.




How to make your skirt dryer




Use shims



The picture below:


Notice the knee blocks installed ...look how the minicell thigh hooks blocks are behind the factory thigh hooks.


Notice how there isn't  thin mini-cell covering over the factory thigh hooks or the knee blocks that are installed. I think it makes them too slick. I rough up the mini-cell blocks for more bite.


But you might like your boat set up with the extra thin mini-cell.


Also notice the foam behind the factory thigh hooks. This helps bring the factory hooks out more to help them wrap around your legs better.











How to make any boat dryer.

This is a must do mod for Dagger Nomads.









Want to see a Pyranha Karnali converted to a C-Boat? Click Here






Portage pad installed, now its easier to carry your boat.


Notice the aggressive hip pads, they are tight but DO NOT cut off blood circulation to your legs.


IF your legs are going to sleep your hip pads are too tight.


Notice how the hip pad foam isn't impinged on the ratchet strap webbing or bracket.



Double faced velcro installed to the front pillar ladder wall.

This helps to secure the throw bag. A throw bag that is clipped in behind you is useless.


 Notice the neoprene flooring before the bulkhead. Pure comfort!

I'm convinced this helps keep my feet warmer in the winter.



Tired of losing your drainplug? Here is a picture where the plug has been drilled to accept the shockcord.



The worse thing you can do to a boat is drill right through it when installing a drain plug. I have a homemade jig to prevent this and don't use the factory screws.


Here is modded C-Boat




Toxaway Victim:

Broken Blunt: Before welding



Broken Blunt Welded and ready for the water again.



Here is a sun rotted sit-on-top ;A tree fell on it:




After the repair and welded and ready to go again



Tired of losing your drain plug? You can always weld it up : )







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Whitewater paddling is VERY Dangerous, and you should get instruction before ever attempting even to paddle flatwater. One of contributors to this web site has personally helped bury 3 kayaking friends, this isn't a joke. Whitewater paddling can ruin your life through accidents and can effect your family and friends throughout a lifetime.

The information on this page is incomplete, inaccurate, and very unreliable.   Use with caution.  Whitewater paddling is a dangerous sport and the information here is not a substitute for actual knowledge and skill.  The authors are not liable for your actions. Go ahead and kill yourself if you want to, but don't blame others for you actions and decisions that you will make on and off the river.

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