Kayak is a very particular kind of boat that have gained unparalleled popularity in recent time. And of course, non-motorized kayaks are most famous out of all kind of kayaks. These non-motorized kayaks are cheap, extremely long lasting, easily handled, easily manoeuvrable and required very few or zero maintenance. It is indeed one of the fastest growing sports around the world which can be enjoyed by people of any age and physical level.
Most of the inflatable kayaks are non-motorized, and these are made for people who likes to go in the water for a recreational purpose or a small friendly or family outing in slow moving lakes or rivers. Some non-motorized kayaks are also made for racing and competition purposes.
Non-motorized kayak laws and licensing
In many states and other countries, non-motorized kayaks are exempted from registration but in some countries a government registration is needed. Non-motorized kayaks are safer to use but also has some limitations. Any kayak that is longer than 14 feet might need a registration, and you should ask for more information on that at an appropriate organization. A licensing from environment authority might also be required for using non-motorized kayaks in rivers and lakes.
Where to kayak?
Lakes and rivers
Kayaking is a fun and people love doing kayak fishing in their pass time. What is better than a lake or a river for a non-motorized kayak? Non-motorized Kayaks are made for slow moving in the water, and you use the paddle to keep your kayak moving forward.
Kayaking in sea
Kayaking in the sea is a favourite sport and many fishermen also do kayak fishing in the sea. Non-motorized kayaks are specially made for sea are very handy and easy to control. But, you may have to apply for a license for kayaking on the sea. But, for people who lives in the coastline of a sea can enjoy kayaking there for a recreational purpose as well. Kayaking on a sea coastline demands some knowledge, experience and physical ability for kayaking. So, a proper or few training is needed for kayaking in the sea.
White Water Kayaking
White-water kayaking involves navigating through rough stretches in rapids or rivers. For these kinds of kayaking people can use non-motorized kayaks with round shaped bottom to get maximum buoyancy.
Any boating needs some safety attention, and the non-motorized kayaks are not exempted from this.
- If you are going to use a non-motorized kayak then, you must be sure about your ability and knowledge on how to paddle these kayaks. So, a proper training is needed in that case.
- While you are planning to hit the water with a non-motorized kayak, make sure you are on top of your health. If you are alone, then it’s a must need.
- You should carry some safety equipment like life jackets, white lights if you are kayaking at night, first aid box, etc.