HOW TO STOCK YOUR GEAR?

When winter comes are you mostly snuggled-up and hibernating?

It's time to make sure your equipment is properly checked over and maintained  to be ready for springtime. If you're not using your equipment for several weeks you need to understand certain essential guidelines for storing it in the best way possible, check out our tips!


HOW TO STOCK MY RIGID SURF, SUP AND WINDSURF 

RIGID SURF, SUP AND WINDSURF

 






1. Rinse thoroughly with tap water and wipe down well to eliminate all traces of damp.






2. Store flat and where possible store it in its own watertight bag.






3. Store your board away from direct sunlight, from frost, extreme heat and big variations of temperature.


HOW TO STOCK MY KAYAK AND DINGHIE

KAYAK AND DINGHIE

 






1. Rinse thoroughly with tap water and wipe down well to eliminate all traces of damp.






2.
Check your boat over so it’s ready for your next outing (tighten any loose screws, replace any bungies that have lost their elasticity…)






3. Unscrew the drainage bung to prevent problems with the double-skin hull.






4. Store your boat with the hull upwards (upside down/resting on its deck).






5. Store your board away from direct sunlight, from frost, extreme heat and big variations of temperature.


HOW TO STOCK MY INFLATABLE SUP AND KAYAK

INFLATABLE SUP AND KAYAK

 






1. Rinse thoroughly with tap water and wipe down well to eliminate all traces of damp.







2.
Deflate, then roll or fold leaving the valves open*

WARNING FOR SUP: Avoid « rolling » the board once deflated, find a space to store it flat, this will avoid creasing.






3. Store your board away from direct sunlight, from frost, extreme heat and big variations of temperature.


GOOD TO KNOW

ALL OF YOUR GEAR

 







Cover to avoid damage by rodents or other nuisance animals and to avoid knocks.

Fun fact: Make sure you protect the deck pads from cat flaws, cats are attracted to them by the smell.







And then, enjoy all your sessions everywhere on the water!