1. Equipment Readiness
– Customize the journey with the type of kayak used.
Notice the hull of kayaking. If wide and flat should not be used for long-distance kayaking. Similarly, if the kayak is short, do not use it for long trips. and for fishing kayak guide. Kayak sea for one person usually a minimum length of about 4 meters, for two people about 6 meters. Broad, flat, and / or short kayaks were created for games or fishing, not for touring.
Notice also from what materials are made kayak. Fiber glass: heavy on land, the rate in the water, can be broken, but can be in fix. This type is mostly in resorts / rentals in Indonesia. Carbon Fiber: very light on land, the rate in the water, can be broken. Carbon fiber is very expensive, there is little chance of leasing the kayak from this material. Plastic: lighter than Fiber Glass on land, no speed fiber glass in the water, tough leaky easy, if leaking difficult to fix.
– Examine kayak conditions.
Again pay attention to the stomach kayak. Looks a lot of scratches does not necessarily mean conditions have been severe, some kayaks are quite tough and created to drag. What must be worried about is the impact collision. If there are patches make sure the patch is firm.
For kayak type Sit-On-Top note also the top and around the seat. Kay Sit-On-Top will not be drowned by as much water as you sit, it floats because of the water-resistant cavity under the seat. But if there is a tear / break either in the stomach or in the seat then no longer feasible to use.
– Rowing reserve.
In the long journey, especially if you are not tandem, it is important to bring a backup …