Kayaking Just Got Even Better

By Rodrigo Camacho | May, 02 2023

Kayaking Just Got Even Better

May, 02 2023

To the untrained eye, canoeing and kayaking might appear interchangeable. Both sports are practiced in elongated boats where the paddler sits to glide over the water as the vessel’s bow opens the way ahead. While both have been around for quite some time, canoes take the prize of seniority by a few thousand years. And it’s precisely the modern design of kayaks that sets them apart. A kayak is generally smaller than a canoe but also lower. Canoes typically have benches where paddlers can sit and provide more space for additional people and storage, whereas kayaks are generally for one paddler who sits inside the vessel. While some kayaks are open, most are not. Their enclosed design makes it more difficult for water to get in and allows for maneuvers like Eskimo rolls, which would be impossible with a canoe. Kayaks are more versatile in use and are easier to paddle.

Embrace the paddle: kayaking welcomes enthusiast of all ages and abilities

The overall popularity of paddlesports has been increasing for many years, and kayaking with it. Even more fascinating is that, besides the vertical growth, kayaking has grown horizontally, branching out into an ever-expanding set of unique types. Any water enthusiast interested in kayaking can choose from the serenity or the thrill provided by the different modalities of modern kayaking. Recreational kayaking is there for those wishing to connect with nature by navigating over a beautiful lake or the calm waters of a slow river. For the anglers, kayak fishing offers a fantastic opportunity to move stealthily over the water to catch unfarmed fish protein to feed themselves and their loved ones. Adrenaline junkies can challenge rapid whitewater to test their limits and get their rush. Sea kayaking awaits those who wish to leave the shore behind to explore the ocean waters and the diverse marine life they contain. And for those who want to take surfing up a notch, the ocean waves are ready to be asked for a dance by anyone who dares to ride the waves on a kayak. And the list continues to grow. The bottom line is that modern kayaking offers something to anyone who wishes to sit in a vessel and paddle.

One more significant development blankets the kayaking spectrum: the motorized kayak. Paddling is so much fun – why would I want to motorize my kayak? First of all, not everyone can paddle. Many people cannot paddle due to circumstances beyond their control, like age, disabilities, illness, compromised fitness, etc. But even the fittest among us are no match to powerful winds, mighty currents, and long distances.

Motorized kayaking: safety, thrills, and unmatched fun on the water

Having a motor doesn’t mean having to use it. It means having the possibility to use it, should a situation develop. Being able to power your kayak can save your life. A motorized kayak need not only be for the extreme of a life emergency. A motor can take you much farther than your arms and core muscles can. It also allows you to paddle as far and hard as you want, knowing you can always return. And if you’re a fisher, an engine makes trolling much easier, freeing you up from the paddle. And, let’s face it, having an engine is just fun.

Compared to regular outboard motors, SCUBAJET is lightweight, easy to install, powerful, and stealthy. With no propellers to get tangled or harm precious marine life, our jet delivers 66 lbs of thrust that can take you anywhere you want. SCUBAJET’s quiet motor is easily operated with the Remote Controller™ Our Kayak Adapter is the bridge that connects your SCUBAJET with your kayak, and it’s super easy to install. Yes, you can add a jet engine to your kayak just like that.

Spring is here, bringing the yearly promise of adventures in the water. If kayaking is your cup of tea, consider experimenting with any or all of the unique types mentioned above, and remember to take your SCUBAJET along.

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