What Are the Most Common Kayaking Terminologies?
If you have ever done kayaking in Newport Beach, you’ll fully appreciate just how awesome it is. Kayaking is a fabulous sport whether you do for competition, for adventure, or just as a hobby. But even though some Kayakers only do it as a fun way of seeing Mother Nature at her most elemental, they take their sport quite seriously. Kayaking gives you with a different view of your surroundings and presents you the chance to pit yourself against the forces of nature.
What are the most common Kayak Terminologies?
The bow: This is the term employed for the front of a kayak.
The Bulkhead: This is a vertical separator made from foam and is located inside the kayak. Besides providing strengthening to the hull, it also gives flotation.
The Chine: This term refers to the edges of the kayak and in particular to any alterations in angles.
Portage: To carry a kayak over land to get from one waterway to another or sidestep a rapid.
Stern: This refers to the rear end of a canoe or kayak.
Swamp: To fill (a boat) with water.
The Dry Bag. It's simply the name given to the waterproof bag employed for stowing and keeping different items dry.
Trim: The bow-to-stern levelling of a kayak that affects boat control. In most scenarios it should be almost level, with the stern slightly lower in the water.
Deck: The top part of a kayak that keeps the hull from filling with water.
Cockpit: The walled central section of a kayakin which the paddler sits.
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