A kayak is an inflatable boat with a flat bottom, open ends and open cockpit. It was originally developed in Finland in the 1920s and was first used in the Olympics in the 1960s. Typically, a kayak is a short, narrow, inflatable boat that is usually propelled by a single-bladed paddle through the water. The word kayak comes from the Greenlandic term qajq ( IPA: [qahj] ). Historically, the interior was described as a rainbowuddle containing musk deer, birds, seals and fish.
Recreational kayaks vary greatly in configuration, design, uses, utility and cost. Basic kayaks have all the necessities of being able to paddle; this includes the paddle, a mount, paddle shaft, rudders, mast and electronics. Other specialized types include expedition kayaks which are large enough to be used for group excursions and kayaking tours. Other types of specialized kayak include sit-on-top kayaks, gunite kayaks and trimarans, which are smaller than kayaks but do have a motor in them.
The price range of kayaks is wide and depends upon the use and intended purpose of the kayak. Some kayaks are designed specifically for fishing while others are designed for sport fishing. Some of them are also designed to be motorized. People who like to kayak for exercise can find specialized kayaks that have seats so they can sit back and have a comfortable place to rest their feet while doing their exercise. Others may just want to kayak for fun.
In order to purchase a kayak, there are many places to go. Kayak stores are one option. There are also customizations available if you want your kayak to have equipment specific to what you are looking for. The Internet is another great place to look for kayak supplies and to see what prices they are going for. When you are considering buying a kayak, it is important that you think carefully about how much you are willing to spend on the equipment.
Once you have decided what type of kayak you want to purchase, you need to consider where you will purchase it from. The best place to purchase a kayak would be from a reputable sports equipment dealer. You should ask the dealer for a list of dealers that sell kayaks and what their customer service history is like. They should also be able to provide you with a selection of models that they have to offer.
Once you have everything in place, you can start putting it together. Make sure that you plan out ahead of time where you want to store the kayak when it is not in use so that you will have space ready when you start assembling. If you assemble your kayak at home, make sure that you have everything that you need to get started and that you follow all of the instructions carefully. Be prepared for your kayak to be a little more challenging than a normal inflatable kayak.