TopKayaker.Net: Buyer Research
Tools & Articles For Kayakers
OUR 2010 INTERACTIVE KAYAK DATABASE
STATS FOR SIT-ON-TOP KAYAKS NEW & DISCONTINUED
By Type, Use, & Manufacturer
TopKayaker.Net's Buyer Research Articles & Tools
To Help You Research Your Purchase of Kayaks, Paddles, Gear
- How to Choose
a Sit-on-top Kayak Everything you should know before talking
to a salesperson about choosing the best SOTK for you.
- Kayak Design Terminology
Defined Terms used to describe the various hull shapes and other
design characteristics that determine a kayak's performance and "personality".
- Kayak Clothing
Buyer's Guide A detailed, illustrated guide of what watersports
or paddle clothing to wear in a variety of climate situations.
Fabrics, brands to look for.
- Demo "DAZE"
Kayaks are just like cars, there are many to choose from. Learn
how to find & make the most of kayak demo days in your area.
All about these packable craft from buying to storage
& repair technique.
by Tom Holtey. Which sit-on-top kayaks surf best?
Holtey names names in this paddle through the many varieties
of models available.
- Fishing & Diving
Section: Dennis Spike, Mark Theobald & other experts share
valuable instruction & advice on kayaks & gear.
- Sailing Kayaks: How
to use various sails and kites to take to the wind.
- White Water Kayaks:
Sit-on-top WW kayaks, technique, advice.
- The Disabled
Kayaker: Mark Theobald shares innovative accessories to help
the disabled enjoy the freedoms of the sport.
- PFDs - Life Vests:
by Stan Bradshaw How To Choose The Best For You & Your
Children; Life Saving Reasons To Wear One. This is an excerpt
from the book "River Safety" where the author sites
true accounts of canoe & kayak accidents and the role the
- Clothing for
Cold Weather Extending your sit-on-top season.
- How To Choose
A Kayak Paddle Sometimes it's your paddle, not the kayak,
that is making you feel like you need a new boat.
Knee Straps & Paddle Leashes Your sit-on-top kayak is
naked without the basic accessories. Tom Holtey teaches you everything
you ever wanted to know about these accessories but didn't know
of "Sit-on-top Kayaking, A Beginner's Guide"
& "Tandem Sit-on-top Kayaking," Tom
Holtey shares his expertise in these internet articles to put you ahead
of the crowd when talking to any sales person about your kayak purchase.
Holtey has sold and tested sit-on-top kayaks from their early beginnings
over a decade ago in Honolulu, Hawaii. He taught classes in the sport
at the University of Hawaii, has associated with many key designers
in the industry, outfitted sit-on-tops to accommodate the varied needs
of the local kayak club members, and put most of these models to the
test over the years in a variety of conditions. Tom is an ACA Kayak
Instructor and NOLS alumni.Tom & Athena Holtey's goal is
to promote safe kayaking by educating the participants of this popular
sport. Photo left: Tom & Athena Holtey, Founders of TopKayaker.net
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