Experts see Casco Bay kayak trip’s tragic end as reminder | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Experts see Casco Bay kayak trip’s tragic end as reminder | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

From the BDN story:

Guides and safety experts recommend that kayakers always check weather forecasts before any voyage, get safety training and have:

• Open-water sea kayaks, generally 15 to 16 feet or longer, which have watertight flotation chambers. The boats are more stable in wind and waves.

• Spray skirts that can keep water from washing into a boat and reducing stability.

• Wet suits or dry suits, until water temperatures rise above 60 degrees, or until the combined air and water temperature exceeds 120 degrees.

• A waterproof VHF radio, or a cell phone in a watertight case.

• Signaling devices.

• Life jackets.

• Name and phone numbers written on the boat.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s