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The ser of our products acknowledges both an understanding, and an assumption of the risk involved in paddle sports, and the use of our Products and Accessories at entirely his or her own risk. Paddle Sports can be very dangerous and physically demanding. The user of this product should understand that participating in paddle sports may involve serious injury or death. Please Observe the following safety standards, whenever using a kayak or Canoe.
Do Not Paddle in Flood Conditions
Always use a paddle leash
Never Paddle alone
Be Aware of river water levels, tidal changes, strong currents, inshore/off shore winds and any change in weather conditions.
Always let someone know details and duration of your trip
Always ask advice about unfamilar waters
Use transport portage where appropriate
Do Not exceed your paddling ability, be honest with yourself and your own capabilities.
Obtain certified first aid and rescue training and carry first aid kit, phone, bilge pump, sponge etc
Consult your physician prior to beginning your paddle sport training
Always use an approved life jacket (high visibility on open waters)
Always follow the manufactures recommendations for the use of your kayak or canoe.
Do not open/use hatches on open water
Always dress appropriately for all weather conditions (hypothermia sun stroke)
if you add or have additional outfitting on your craft only use manufactures approved materials (do not impair your entry or exit.
Always check before use for craft and equipment for signs of wear or failure
Do not use alcohol or mind altering drugs when using a kayak or canoe
always be aware of swimmers and other water users keep a safe distance
Always get instruction from licensed certified instructor before attemtping canoeing or kayaking
Never paddle alone
Carry a VHF radio and flares if offshore
(it’s not a question may be, it’s a matter of when!)
Our sit-on-tops are easy to right and re-enter from deep water with practice, it is very important to practice self-rescue techniques in shallow water first. We strongly advise before use to practice and learn how to right a capsized kayak and get back on.
Product Intended Use
Odyssey Kayaks (Twin: max capacity excluding fitted accessories 204kg, (Single: max capacity excluding fitted accessories 135kg), The Manufacturer recommends these kayak s are not use d in white-water conditions. The intended us of these Product is lakes , and slow flowing streams and rivers and calm Ocean swells
Crow Wing Kayaks (Explorer, Pro-Angler & Sportsman) (Max Capacity excluding fitted accessories 112kg 250llbs), The Manufactures Intended Use of these product lakes, and slow flowing streams and rivers. These kayaks are not intended or suitable for use on the Ocean/Sea or White-water conditions.
Odyssey Canoe (max capacity excluding fitted accessories 190kg) The Manufactures Intended Use of this product is lakes, and slow flowing streams and rivers. Th is Canoe is not intended for use on the Ocean /Sea or White-water conditions
Mackinaw Canoe (max capacity excluding fitted accessories 327Kg. The Manufactures Intended Use of this product is lakes, and slow flowing streams and rivers. Th is Canoe is not intended for use on the Ocean /Sea or White-water conditions
Please Paddle Safely , be aware of your environment and risks and have fun!
Safety Motor Boats
You are responsible for your own safety, as well as the safety of your passengers and your fellow boaters. You should fully understand and become familiar with the operating procedures and safety precautions of your boat. Before leaving on a cruise, whether for an hour or several days, go through the safety checklist below. Always operate your boat with consideration, courtesy, and common sense.
Boating safety and the safety of your passengers is YOUR responsibility.
- Observe the instructions on all safety labels. They are there to assure that you have a safe and enjoyable outing.
- Never operate a boat while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It is a criminal offence. Allow only qualified drivers to operate your boat.
- At least one passenger should be able to operate the boat in case the operator is unexpectedly unable to do so.
- Don’t overload the boat. Heavy seas reduce capacity. A weight capacity plate is not an excuse for failure to use common sense or rational judgment.
- Always use the lanyard stop switch when operating the boat and ensure all passengers are familiar with its use.
- Regularly inspect the boat, the hull, engine, safety equipment and any additional gear needed for your cruise.
- Be sure you have the minimum required safety equipment and any additional gear needed for your cruise.
- Check that all lifesaving equipment, including fire extinguisher, is in safe operating condition and in easily accessible locations.
- Show all passengers where this equipment is, and make sure they know how to use it.
- Be very careful while fuelling. Know the capacity of the fuel tank. Avoid fuelling at night except under well lit conditions. petrol spills are unnoticeable in the dark. Extinguish all open flames when fuelling.
- Each time you fill up, are sure the engine compartment is free of gasoline vapours, and inspect fuel line for leaks and hose deterioration.
- Keep enough fuel on board for the planned trip. Allow for changes due to adverse weather or other delays. Use 1/3 of the fuel to reach your destination, use 1/3 to return, and keep 1/3 in reserve.
- Keep an eye on the weather. Check local weather broadcasts before departure. Be alert to changing conditions. The skipper should personally take the helm during storms.
- Always keep accurate up to date charts of the boating are on board. Before getting underway, check water conditions in the planned boating area.
- Before departure, file a float plan with a responsible person ashore.
- Always operate your boat with consideration, courtesy, and common sense.
All KL Industries boats are CE design rated category D where appropriate
|Category||Significant Wave Height *||Beaufort|
|A - Ocean||Exceeding 4m**||Exceeding 8|
|B - Offshore||Up to & including 4m||Up to & including 8|
|C - Inshore||Up to & including 2||Up to & including 6|
|D - Sheltered||Up to & including 0.3m||Up to & including 4|
Adult Supervision Required At All Times
Canoeing and kayaking are assumed risk activities. H2o Kayaks Ltd, its employees, suppliers and sub contractors cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage, injury or death however caused. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure they have the sufficient knowledge, skills and equipment for the activity they have chosen to partake in. Ensure you are familiar with all the relevant safety practices and procedures for your equipment and for the location in which you are using it.