I am very excited (and proud) to announce that North Water Paddlesports Equipment had decided to sponsor me!
They recently sent me the upgraded Sea Tec Tow Line , a set
of reflective deck line covers and by absolute favourite, the Guides Vest.
The Tow Line is fantastic. Over the years, I have used
several different types of tow systems from a waist mounted, coaming mounted
and recently a deck mounted system. I love the deck mounted system. Here is an
article on deck mounted tow systems. Up until now, the biggest draw back (for
me) was that my tow system couldn't be passed to a different paddler unless
they had a deck system already in place.
North Water has solved that problem by making their new tow line
convertible. The waist loops tuck into a Velcro flap when you are towing form
your rear deck. If I need to pass it to you, then you just pull out the waist
straps and you are off. Smart
I approached North Water because I have been using their
gear for instruction as well as my own personal paddling. I have always felt they
have built some of the best products on the market today for both kayakers and
canoeists. North Water has products out there for the entire market, from
absolute beginners floating around in rec. boats all the way up to the high end
paddlers who are looking for well designed and bombproof gear.
I recently posted a review of the North Water Guides vest.
Look for a full review of the Sea Tec Tow Line later this fall once I have put
it through some testing.
North Water SponsorshipSaturday, 29 September 2007
David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.