How It Works
The Paddling Partner® will redefine your kayak's potential and increase your sense of confidence and control on the water. The Paddling Partner is a portable ballast system designed primarily for single sea and touring kayaks with watertight bulkheads and hatch covers.
The Paddling Partner is installed in the stern hatch or day hatch of the kayak, nearest the paddler. A small plastic canister, holding up to 9.5 lbs of weight, is fixed along the center line of the hull with a large nylon pin. The weighted canister can be easily removed before lifting or carrying the kayak.
This seemingly small amount of weight creates a noticeable improvement in the stability, resulting in greater edge control and less capsizing. By creating a lower and stronger center of gravity, the Paddling Partner lets you relax, try more paddling strokes, and get greater enjoyment out of the kayaking experience.