As paddlers we often rely on the hope that non-kayaking folk won't realise the value of our prized possessions and will therefore keep their hands to themselves.
Unfortunately we seem to be hearing more and more stories of specialised boat thieves slashing roof rack straps, getting out the bolt cutters and making off with your loved ones. The sad truth is that someone who really wants to steal your kayaks is probably going to succeed, but there are things we can do to make these people's lives as difficult as possible.
Here's a review of the dual-pronged approach that I go for…
As whitewater kayakers, we've all had times when we've been really glad to have worn a decent lid. If you're anything like me however, you've probably also had a few times when you wished your helmet fitted a bit better.
As you probably know, most of the helmets at the higher end of the market now come with special 'fit pads' so that you can do a bit of your own customisation. Even with these, I still find it impossible to get a helmet to fit properly so I took matters into my own hands.
Here's how to create a special foam insert to get that illusive perfect fit...