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How to Properly Store Your Kayak?

If you recently purchased a kayak, storing your kayak properly is key for a lifetime of fun. ┬áProper kayak storage and maintenance can go a long way to keep your kayak ready for your next adventure. Don’t leave your kayak tied to the top of your car for a long period of time unless it is in transport. Always remember that distortion created by improper storage is caused by excessive exposure to heat. Here are some basic do’s and don’ts to keep your Malibu Kayak safe and ready to go.

Do

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Always store your kayak indoors or under cover to protect from harsh weather, direct sunlight and other elements.

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Storing your kayak upside down on crossbars or hanging from wide strapping around the cock pit area are the best ways to keep the kayak stored.

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You could also store your kayak on its stern standing against a wall. Make sure to strap your kayak to prevent it from tipping over.

Don't

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Storing your kayak cockpit side up on cross bars can dent the bottom.

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Placing a kayak on its side over a long period of time can deform or dent the sides.

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Never hang the kayak by handles or by the scuppers. It will distort the kayak hull.

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Never use a wheel cart as a storage platform for your kayak. A wheel cart should only be used for transportation.

With proper kayak storage, your kayak can be enjoyed longer. For more helpful tips, check back here at Malibu Kayaks