Boat / Board Outfitting, Storage

Outfitting.  Boats and boards often arrive with simple, basic outfitting necessary to use them safely, like hand holds on the sides or ends and a non-skid  stand up paddleboard deck surfaces.  They can be upgraded to 1) increase your sitting and paddling comfort; 2) help you organize hefty amounts of gear; and 3) improve the performance of your craft.

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Back Band for kayak seat. Photos: NRS
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NRS Seat Pad

Seats, knee braces, backrests, hip pads and inflatable bags can make paddling for long periods at a time almost effortless.

External deck rigging, dry storage space, and storage containers can keep sunscreen, snacks, and angling gear handy, separated and dry.

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NRS Urchin Anchor
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Scotty Rod Holder. Photos courtesy of NRS
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NRS Reel Fins

Skegs, fishing pole holders and anchor lines can help you paddle or fish with more confidence, and more fun!

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Tailwater Storage cooler, courtesy NRS
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NRS Canyon Storage. Photo: NRS

Storage.  Outfitters and retail paddling shops carry a variety of storage containers to help you organize gear and keep your important cargo dry or on ice while you paddle, such as hard and soft coolers, and impact-resistant, waterproof gear boxes for electronics.

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Tuff Sack, open. Photos: NRS
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NRS Tuff Sack, closed.
Roll-Down Duffel Bags from Jack's Plastic Welding
Roll Down Duffel Bags, courtesy of Jack’s Plastic Welding

Waterproof, soft storage bags for clothing and camping gear are easy to use and durable for many years of use.

 

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AOAThis site is sponsored by America Outdoors Association.  AOA and PPA unified in 2012.  Outfitter and vendor memberships are available through AOA.

 

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