Tim's Tips for November
1. Send your kayak to White Squall Winter Retraining Camp...
2. Drysuits Are a Lifesaver but you got look after them...
When your kayak stays out til all hours - not doing homework and hanging around with jet skis....you've got a problem. It's especially worrisome if she starts wearing short skirts. Try to talk to it - and if that doesn't work, take it's paddle away. If it won't abide by your rules - you can send it to the White Squall Winter Retraining Camp for a mere $300./month By springtime - if it won't go straight and turn when you want it to, we'll keep it for another season at $400./month. By then it will be so on edge it will want to get away from us :) Hey, how can you go wrong.
Drysuits are a life saver - but they're completely useless if you don't look after them carefully. Keep the gaskets 303'd and the zippers lubed. Tammy Story reports that McNetts zipper lube is pretty awesome - you can also use an old beeswax candle. For winter storage, best to keep them away from air circulation where gaskets can oxidize and dry out - one trick is to hang them in a closet clean and dry. A friend of ours puts it in the freezer to slow down oxidation (hey, he's a biology teacher) but be careful when you go to reach for the ice cream cause you don't want to knock it - or bye bye gaskets.