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Posted by Adam Bolonsky on Jun 9, 2006
A bunch of builders have emailed me asking how to install decklines (refelctive or not) on a wooden kayak.
I've got step one posted at http://paddlingtravelers.blogspot.com/2006/06/installing-reflective-decklines-first.html
Decklines are essential to rescues, whether self- or assisted, and make towing easier.
Also, many clubs and all training orgs. won't allow paddlers on their trips or to take their trainings in kayaks that lack decklines.
As for wood-lovers: unadorned varnished decks are by now almost a commonplace. There are so many out there. They look pretty, but they also look pretty much like every other varnished deck out there on the water.
And they're unsafe...
I'll pre-excue myself from the flame war likely to follow.
installing decklines on a wooden boat