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Accesories

You will ultimately need some if not all of the items listed on this page at some point in your racing career.  Whether these items are to help you transport or store your boat or for outfitting your boat to make sure that it si race ready you will find it here.

Car Racks and Storage

Car Top Rack

"Humunga" Llama Rack

 

One of the biggest issues with using just a base Thule or Yakima base rack system for your boat is there is just not enough spread between the crossbars.  This rack increases the spread to 8ft and has great minicell foam to keep your boat nice and secure.  The craddles accomodate widths from 12-27in so you can adjust the fit to your boat.  Because of the 8ft spread you will most likely never need a bow line again!

 

Wall Mount Storage Solution

Wall-rus

 

For the rare occasions that you need to store your boat inside because your are not traveling to your favorite paddling spot, having a dedicated spot to store your canoe can definitely be a plus.  This is a great rack that mounts to your wall and has that beautiful foam to craddle your precious carbon fiber hull as it gets a break from all those miles you have been putting in. 

 

 

Portable Storage

1230 Rad Sports Stands

 

If you are looking for a portable storage solution so you can store at home and also on the road these stands will do the trick.  It is always nice to have the option to get your boat off the ground to set up and work on your outfitting and hull care and these stands also fold up for convient and compact travel.

 

Outfitting Accesories

Best Tie Down Straps 

NRS boat straps

 

The NRS cam straps will make sure your canoe is securely strapped to your vehicle.  They have a tensile strength rating of 1500lbs and are also soaked witha proprietary UV Protectent to help degrading in the sun.  These straps are the standard in the industry and you will find them holding most boats to vehicles at every race.

 

Portable Storage

1230 Rad Sports Stands

 

If you are looking for a portable storage solution so you can store at home and also on the road these stands will do the trick.  It is always nice to have the option to get your boat off the ground to set up and work on your outfitting and hull care and these stands also fold up for convient and compact travel.

 

Adjustable for differnet partners

Bow Foot Brace

 

Having something to push your feet against can help increase power and and stability in the boat.  Most canoes have adjustable foot braces in the stern but not the bow.  This footbrace solves this issue and allows you to adjust how far forward or back the brace is to help you get a comforatable fit and allow you to trim your boat easier.

 

Seat padding

Eggshell Seat Foam

 

Keeping your bottom happy over the course of hours of training and racing is very important to keep your paddling enjoyable and comfortable.  Most times all you need is a small amount of padding on the seat.  These foam pads will not soak up water and are meant to be glued directly on to the hard seat that your canoe comes with.  If you need extra support you can double these up or cut them to provide specific support in different areas.

UV Boat Protection

Boat guard SPF 50

 

Our proprietary nano-tech formulation cleans, shines and protects any fiberglass, gel coat hull or topside painted surface. (Do not use on deck surface as too slippery.) Simultaneously removes oxidation, chalking, fading and fills minor scratches in one easy step and without the use of compound waxing.

 

Secure your extra paddle

Snap On Paddle Clip

 

You should always carry an extra paddle with you in case you drop or break your primary padde.  This is a simple clip that will snap on to a round thwart or even a footbrace that will help secure your paddle to the boat.  This will help prevent the paddles from moving around in the boat and also prevent it from going down the river if you tip over.  They also have another version of this that does not have the twart snap on part meant for more permanant solution.