Our Guide To Decide
With the school holidays now underway, finding a way to keep the entire family entertained is a top priority for parents across the UK. You as a parent have decided to get afloat on the waters to solve this issue, but now are asking “which ones shall I go for?” We have a brand new range of kayaks available for you to choose from, so read on for our guide to them.
SecureFix Direct – Three examples of “Sit-In” kayaks gliding along the water
Sit-On, Or Sit-In?
We have 2 styles available to choose from, Sit-On, or Sit-In, with each having it’s own particular benefits. The choice will come down to the climate/weather, how bothered you are about getting wet, and whether or not the idea of having your legs enclosed suits you.
Sit-In Kayaks are an ideal solution to getting out on the waters in colder climates or during the winter. Having your legs enclosed will help to keep them warm and reduces potential for them getting wet, which during a cold day isn’t ideal. A Kayak Skirt can also help prevent water from getting inside the Kayak. If you’re not a fan of getting wet, then this style will still suit you all year round. Should you topple out, you will have to swim with your kayak back to dry land. You won’t be able to get back in being submerged yourself.
SecureFix Direct – An example of a Sit-On Kayak
The Sit-On versions are better suited to use in warmer climates. Having no cover for your legs means any splashing from yourself or nearby kayaks will result in you getting wet. This is not an issue for many on a warm day, but isn’t ideal in a winter situation. A bonus of the Sit-On is that you can get off the kayak in the water and get back on without having to get back to dry land. Should you not fancy the idea of having your legs enclosed, then the Sit-On version will be for you.
Our Children’s Kayak “Colin The Crocodile”
Keeping the kids entertained is probably the most difficult part of any family trip out. Knowing what suits their needs as well as adhering to their own safety is always a challenge. “Colin” can help solve this one for you. Made from a high density polyethylene material, it is lightweight in nature and can support a capacity of up to 55kg. Its green colour, fins, eyes and teeth decals will spark the imagination of the youngsters and help them to begin an adventure with you. You can find “Colin” lurking here, ready to be snapped up.
SecureFix Direct – I wouldn’t keep my hand there for long!
The Voyager Kayak
For the bigger kids among you, you’ll need something of an upgrade. A kayak where you can put spare clothing, sun cream or extra drinks with you. One that will remain stable and give you a chance to relax. The Voyager kayak will answer that. This “Sit-On” style kayak is 2.7m in length (8.85ft), giving you plenty of room to stretch out and to store any equipment with you. Room is available to place a drink with the inbuilt cup holder, keeping you hydrated whilst out on the water. You’ve also room to fit a fishing rod holder should you wish to explore what opportunities there are for a fishing session. With a Sit-On style, this kayak is easy to get back onto should you end up falling off, or simply deciding to jump in for a swim. You can begin your voyage here.
SecureFix Direct – Ready for a voyage
The previous kayaks are both “Sit-On” style. Our Curiosity range of kayaks are of a “Sit-In” variety, suitable for those of you would would rather keep dry or plan to also make use of these during the winter months. This variety of kayak also comes with an enclosed storage compartment at the rear, useful for keeping equipment out of reach of the elements. A cup holder is available as well as paddle holders on the sides. The 2.7m (8.85ft) length coupled with the 125kg capacity will suit many and will encourage you to get on the water, sparking your curiosity as to just how far you could go. If this has you buzzing, check it out here.
SecureFix Direct – A spark of curiosity has led to this spectacular cave.
Fancy Making The Catch Of The Day?
You’ve taken your fishing equipment with you and arrived at the beach to find that the area is full of other fisherman and tourists. A dilemma is presented to you which asks a questions. Do you take your equipment back to the tent or hotel? Do you continue strolling the beach looking for an ideal spot? However, we can offer you the more exclusive alternative. Behold, the Pisces Fishing Kayak!
At a whopping 3.5m (11.5ft) length, you will be sure to remain stable whilst casting your line into the waters below. This kayak comes with a rear wheel to help you move this along from your transport to the waters without having to fear about dragging the hull across the floor. The seating area has a foldable backrest to ensure comfort during your trip. Two flush fit rod holders and a normal rod holder come as standard, with two further brackets for future upgrade available to use. Front and rear storage compartments are there to keep any extra fishing equipment with you. Make your dream catch here!
SecureFix Direct – Waiting patiently for that bite.
Should you be out during days of high UV levels, don’t forget that the water will reflect the suns rays. Keeping a good supply of suncream with you is essential to preventing any sunburn, applying it more regularly than what you would do on land will help with this. A sunhat is also an essential item of clothing to take with you.
We also have safety equipment from signalling mirrors to buoyancy aids. We can help you to stay safe, click here for the range. Do take note of the water & weather conditions, don’t get yourself into trouble by heading out onto a rough river or into the path of an oncoming storm.
So there we go, the complete guide to decide. Made up your mind? Then make your choice by clicking here for our range of Kayaks.
Go enjoy yourselves on the water, you deserve it!