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Outdoor Retailer 2016

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Paddle Clip Kit

The Sea-Lect Designs Paddle Clip is a one piece construction made out of nylon that ensures that it’s strong and will hold your paddle, net, gaff, or any other pole securely.  The clip mounts flush to the deck of your kayak to help prevent snagging of lines or straps so that the clip doesn’t become a hazard when it’s not in use.  The split in the clip allow for a paddle leash to nest between the ears as well as a paddle ferrule.  Additionally the clip has two integrated attachment points that allows you to attach your leash to. 

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Hardware Kit for 2016

For 2016 we developed a series of hardware kits so that when a consumer leaves your store they have everything they will need to successfully install the item on to their kayak regardless of where on the boat they have to mount it.

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Missing Pieces in the Paddle and Pole Keeper Kit (K671400-1)

Dear Vendors/, it has come to our attention that in the spring of this year several of the Paddle and Pole Keeper Kits were assembled without all the components required. The kits are missing 2 of 4 of the Bungee Terminal End with Sleeves in the sealed bag that is inside the kit's clamshell packaging.

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Grand Canyon: Repair Supplies

Tools are important, but like dancing it takes two to Tango. You will need to supplement your tools with repair supplies.  When I say supplies I’m talking glues, spare parts, tape (lots of it) and more. Below is a picture of some of the items I will be bringing with explanations of their usage or importance. So let’s dive right in.

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Grand Canyon: Tools

When doing any type of multi-day trip in a wilderness setting bringing appropriate repair tools for the activity is important.  Whether you are doing a long weekend of backpacking, a week long self-support kayak trip, or a month long rafting expedition down The Grand Canyon; you need to be ready to repair your craft or other essential equipment.  Repairs can do anything from make an essential piece of equipment functional again to a non-essential item comfortable.  A punctured raft means that you won’t be going anywhere but a cracked backpack buckle can mean not being able to comfortably wear your bag.

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The Grand Canyon and being (P)repaired

The Grand Canyon.  The Big Ditch.  The Hopi called it Ongtupqa.  The Spanish called it the Gran Cañón.  But to rivers runners around the world we reach for words that do not adequately describe this place.  The name itself gives feelings that the first person to name it such settled on “The Grand Canyon” for lack of a more descriptive and evocative name. 

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Pop-Rivets and Zig-Zag Cleats

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It has recently come to our attention here at SEA-LECT Designs that while installing the zig-zag cleats with a pop rivet the head of the tool is too wide to fit between the posts of the cleat preventing the tool from properly resisting the head of the rivet.  Have no fear we have come up with a solution to this little issue.

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DIY Paddle Storage for the Discerning Kayaker

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Beyond the Boat: Where's Your Whistle?

In all outdoor sports the importance of being able to communicate effectively in an emergency could mean the difference between an uncomfortable moment and a night in the woods.  Whether you’re getting the attention of your paddling/fishing/skiing partner or emergency personnel like the coast guard/ski patrol/search and rescue, the ability of a whistle to audibly draw attention to yourself is going to be far greater than your vocal cords.

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