Maintenance & Care - Rotomolded Kayaks
Constructed using linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), our line of rotomolded kayaks are essentially maintenance-free and require a minimal amount of care when transporting and storing to ensure maximum lifespan.
Store it Smart - Enjoying the great outdoors is what kayaking is all about, but that doesn't mean that Mother Nature is always your friend. Saltwater, sun, rain, and wind are all enemies of your equipment. Even though our kayaks are built tough, proper storage is essential.
The flexibility of polyethylene increases as it gets hotter, something that can be hard to avoid in a tropical climate like Indonesia. This makes it possible for kayaks to deform in extreme heat, particularly at weight bearing points. For example, if it is strapped tightly to a car's rook rack for an extended period of time.
- Rinse with fresh water after use, dry before storing away.
- Store in a cool, dry environment. Ideally indoors, but definitely in a covered area.
- Never store your kayak in direct sunlight. Resort operators and resorts should not leave kayaks in the sun all day. Keep covered with a tarp or in a shady area.
Keep it Clean - A simple fresh water rinse after each use will make a huge difference in the lifespan of your kayak and other equipment by avoiding saltwater corrosion, mildew, and bacteria. Take extra care with fittings (D-rings, etc.), especially for all kayaks that feature rudder systems: thoroughly rinse all exposed parts of the steering system after use including the rudder, rudder cables, and foot pedals. Rinse kayaks with removable seats separately and more thoroughly, including all fittings and clips. Don't forget to rinse your paddle to!
The occasional deeper clean will keep your kayak looking like new. Avoiding the use of heavy-duty cleaning products like acetone is advised. Simple dish soap, water, and a soft brush should do the tick. You can go the extra mile by using a 303 aerospace protectant, which will give your kayak that showroom shine plus provide added UV production.
Lock it Down - Our rotomolded kayaks have a range of features, such as multiple handles for easy transport, D-rings for attaching seats, fishing rod holders, and storage lids. Regularly checking and tightening everything will not only make sure you don't lose anything, but also keep water from seeping into places you don't want it.
Carry it Carefully - This should be obvious, but it is important to remember. Rotomolded kayaks can be heavy, particularly after a long day of paddling, but that doesn't mean you should disrespect them by dragging them up the beach or dropping them. All our kayaks feature multiple handles to make sure you can transport your kayak properly and safely, so use them! It's always advisable to have a friend help you carry if possible.