How To

Capsize and Re-Entry

Before setting off on your trip, it is vital you “bleed” the air from your Dry suit. This process is done by pulling gently at your neck gasket and crouching. This process will remove air from the suit. In a capsize scenario air is something you do not want in your suit. Another process is to walk into the water, again pulling at the seal & the pressure of the water against the suit will draw the air out of the suit. Failure to remove air from your suit could cause unwanted buoyancy.

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Anchor Setup

Anchor Setup

This method comes with an element of risk and should be done with caution. You’ve launched from the shore and paddled out to your desired location/mark, time to drop the anchor. Providing your anchor is set up correctly i.e.

Anchor > Chain > Anchor Warp > Divers Reel

You should lower the anchor to the seabed, quickly releasing anchor warp with the general rule of thumb of 3 times the depth, whilst doing this you should move your anchor trolley to the correct position at the rear of your kayak and then secure the reel within easy reach using a zig zag cleat.

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Drogue

Drogue

The drogue is used to help slow your drift speed in certain conditions i.e: wind over tide. There are many sizes and shapes but all do the same job, most are made from a rip-stop material. Generally, you tie rope 6ft or more to a clip & connect to anchor trolley.

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