Monday, December 6, 2010

The question I receive most - Why do I have carpet in my NuCanoe?

The question that I receive most often about my NuCanoe is- Why do I have carpeting on the floor?

I have carpeting in my kayak for three reasons. First, it quiets the boat. If I drop something like a pair of pliers, it deadens the sound. Next, no matter how careful I try to be, at the end of the day I end up with weeds, bits of line, and pieces of plastic on the bottom of my boat. It's a lot easier to carefully remove the carpeting and shake it out than trying to pick up the trash, especially the small bits of monofilament. Finally, the carpeting soaks up almost all of the water so I don't have to clean out muddy water from the kiss offs. After I shake off the debris, I place the carpet on the driveway to dry. When it's dry, I run a vacuum over it and then place it back in the boat. As a final point, if you like to paddle in bare feet, the carpeting is much more comfortable.

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