Boat StackingThis section discusses useful information on loading your cars for travel safely, carrying boats, launching, etc.  Other information covered is watersports terminology.

The water comfort section is a grab bag of items.  Comfort on the water comes from a number of factors:

  • Experience
  • Equipment that fits
  • Swimming ability and general fitness
  • Adequate time for a run
  • Paddling party members

Over time, you will learn what makes sense for you in particular.  It is OK to take controlled steps when stepping it up but try to avoid white knuckling on a frequent basis.  The rivers will always be around when you are ready for them.  This sport is supposed to be fun, not scary.