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Re: Kayak as a dinghy for small sailboat
It's not just about 'getting wet'... it's about having a lot of water sloshing about that won't drain away too..
I like the yellow paddles.. ours have yellow blades which aids in your visibility, I think most kayak paddles will float when assembled, at least for a while, but not so much when in separate halves.
What colour are your boats? We have red and yellow - both quite visible, and find that blue and green kayaks are much harder to spot at a distance.. but often it's the paddles you see first anyway.
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