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Boarding a kayak from a dock
  • Place the kayak parallel to the dock.
  • If the dock is low and about the same height as your kayak, place the paddle so that half of it is across the boat at the back of the cockpit and the other half is on the dock.
  • Sit on the dock with your feet in the cockpit.
  • Place one hand on the dock and the other at the back of the cockpit.
  • Use your hands to support your weight as you slide into the cockpit.