White Hulls in the Wind

Thursday, 12 April 2007
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White Kayak Hull

I saw this photo today in an article about a kayak rescue on Lake Washington, Seattle. It is was taken from a helicopter's video footage right after the rescue. Two summers ago I interview a search and rescue operator about what kayakers can do to make rescues easier for SAR techs. One of the things he mentioned is to add some colour to white hulls as they usually just look like a whitecap in the wind.

Do you have experience with SAR? Let us know what you think. Is it an accurate statement?

David Johnston

David Johnston

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.

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