Canoe Buoyancy BlocksUsed in an open canoe to keep the boat afloat if it gets swamped with water.
A pin kit is the collection of equipment that you carry to aid in a whitewater rescue that may or may not involve a pinned kayak or canoe.
I often have a couple of standard snap gate carabiners clipped into my boat that can be called into action if required. 1 throw bag with a crab clip to the boat, and the other end no-knotted around an anchor, which can if the pinned boat only needs to be moved 20-30cm, can have a double figure of 8 knot with a crab as an anchor point. 1 untied sling with a sewn loop or waterman’s knot and crab attached to make the pigrig rigging. 4 Crabs, 1 on the throw bag, 1 on the tied sling, 1 on the untied sling and one spare in the PFD pocket. If I wish to move the pinned boat more than 20-20cm, and as such will need to re-set the prusik knot, I’ll go without the no-knot option, and used an additional sling as an anchor point, tying off the rope with an italian hitch. In using the slings for the rigging device, there is no need for pulleys and additional prusik loops, anyway a 3:1 internal system, that is the Z drag is less efficient and thus effective than the Pigrig.
I can see the use of the additional slings, if they are dyneema they will take up little room and weight very little.
From my experience as a raft guide (they get stuck a lot more than our hard boats haha) i think that the fewer things you have cluttering up your rescue kit the better. Having a ton of stuff doesn’t make up for knowing how to use a few things correctly so i try and know my gear, how it works, and keep it minimal to avoid confusion.
Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. This airbag is constructed from tough terylene fabric which provides excellent abrasion resistance. Easier to carry in your life jacket pocket or swiftwater rescue kit than other, heavier pulleys. The pulley works great in Z-drag 3-to-1 extraction systems, rated at an amazing 22kN (2243 kgf) load strength. This pulley has the required prusik-minding capability for use in 3-to-1 mechanical advantage systems, making it easier to haul or lower heavy loads.
The Palm Snake Sling is a versatile piece of safety kit, which will do the job of prussik, towing sling or anchor. For all of your cutting needs the Co-Pilot has both super-sharp smooth and serrated sections.
The unique sheath firmly locks the knife in place and only lets it go when you squeeze both sides of the release. Beal Accessory cords from 4mm to 8mm diameter conform to the requirements of the UIAA and EN564. Note : There are many ways to fit airbags, there is no right or wrong way as long as the bag is secure in the event of a capsize . Oak Orchard Kayak Security Deck Loop KitKit includes Stainless Steel deck loop and Stainless Steel mounting hardware.
Kayak-Canoe Security Cable (with lock and key)The BoatLocker is a 10-foot cable that secures your boat to your roof rack.


Small Vessel Safety Equipment KitSmall Vessel Safety Equipment Kit contains four items required by the Canadian Coast Guard for canoes, kayaks and small boats. Oak Orchard Safety FlagOak Orchard Safety Flag attaches to the kayak hull with a suction cup mount that screws into the kayak. Scotty SEA-Light with Suction Cup MountPortable and mountable kayak and small watercraft light.
The intense incandescent light is visible for up to two miles depending on weather conditions. Oak Orchard Bilge Pump with ClipWe've heard one question more than any other about bilge pumps; Where do you put it?
Clip Kit for Bilge Pump storageSecures your Bilge Pump on your kayak's deck where it is easy to reach. Easy to store size (16") makes for less fatiguing strokes and innovative design pumps 30% more water per stroke. Low profile exit port won't snag on deck rigging when needed in a hurry yet throws water well away from your boat. Full length foam sleeve provides horizontal top-of-the-water flotation and comfortable hand grip. Paddlers SpongeIf you have a nice sponge like this you'll find you use it on a daily basis. Paddle Float Self Rescue DeviceAn essential self-rescue device for kayakers, the dual chambered paddle float is designed with an extra large capacity for maximum buoyancy, quick release buckles for easy attachment to kayak paddle and clip on safety tether to eliminate loss in windy conditions.
The unit can be attached magnetically or with a powerful suction cup, making it ideal for anything on the land or sea. Aurora Fire StarterThe Aurora Fire Starter 440c by Solo Scientific is a true survival tool. Regardless if you are the ultimate outdoorsman or just learning the ropes, it's super easy to start a fire with this pocket size tool. Shred Ready Standard Half Cut HelmetA new standard in helmet design has been set with the introduction of the SR Standard. Sizes: This Shred Ready helmet comes with 3 sets of interchangeable fitting pads for a custom fit. Extrasport Boat CushionComfort with security - this bouyant boat seat cushion pads your seat while you're in the boat and helps you stay afloat when you're out. Scotty Kayak StabilzersFeel secure and stable in your kayak while fishing with the Scotty Stabilizers attached to your kayak. The 30 inch long x 8" diameter (zipper opening) pontoons are made of heavy PVC coated outer shell material. Yakima Strap Caps (set of four)End caps with security tabs that attach securely (with a screw driver) to your rack's round crossbars.
Within my paddling group there will be several variations of this kit, it is important that the group is not reliant on one persons kit as it may be that person or that persons boat that is in need of assistance.
Plus the equipment is also used for other rescue functions, so in essence, I do not have a pin kit, but a range of gear that is used for a range of rescue solutions, including pinnings. I think that everyone should have a pin kit that can successfully set up a Z drag, i dont think that having a lot more than that helps much and in fact it just adds clutter making it harder to set the Z.


They never get mixed with my z kit so that i know that i can grab any components in that pocket and have it work.
I carry enough to rig a Z drag on my own, knowing that when I pool my gear with other guides, we can build pretty much anything. Made from strong tubular webbing, and coloured red to stand out from the Safety Tape, its two sewn end loops can be joined via a karabiner to make a continuous loop, or left apart as a 4 m straight sling. Identification of the un sewn strength is easy with the three marker threads on the plain side of the tape. Thread the cord as shown in the picture, carefully measure the right length and cut ( seal with a hot knife or flame ), fit the hook and your done.
Super-flexible cable weaves through seat or other hard points on the boat and around your crossbar.
Safety kit includes an inflatable Paddle Float Self Rescue Device, Bilge Pump, Paddle Leash, Safety Whistle, and a sturdy mesh storage bag to keep it all together. Bright orange nylon and polyester self-draining bag that comes with adjustable strap and 3M reflective safety band.
Designed to meet the demands of the sea, ideal for in a car, boat crew, campers and whenever a reliable high efficient light is needed. The lens simultaneously focuses a beam of light straight ahead and a ring of light is present all around. So our Oak Orchard Bilge Pump comes complete with mounting clip and hardware to secure the pump on deck where it is easy to reach yet not in your way. It has a 3D vertical nose, four isolated tie-in points, an inflation hose with a twist valve and a rapid deflation dump valve. When a boat gets stuck and you have to spring into action it is important to have the right stuff. The process is the same for the front where the 105cm bag works well, but you will need to secure the eyelets to the pad eyes instead of the seat.
That comes in particularly handy when you're camping, so you don't have to sleep with one eye open to make sure your boat won't get swiped. Works with many bilge pumps such as Beckson, Oak Orchard and Scotty, or any similarly sized items (does not fit high volume pump).
Vinyl construction complete with: 3D vertical nose, 4 isolated tie-in points, and inflation and deflation valves. This is the bag of choice for today's short playboats (9'-12') as well as whitewater tandems. I always have my throw bag handy and easy to get and keep the necessary prussics and biners in the same pocket of my pfd. I have included a fair chunk more to cover the variations in pad eye spacing and for the bow bag fitting. Mount Clip to your kayak deck or you can use wood screws to mount the Clip on your garage wall and store your pump where you'll find it.



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