Need to Know Episode 2: Transporting Your Kayak

Pelican Kayaks presents a five-part beginner's guide to your first kayak tour

The Canoe & Kayak team captures an introductory kayak adventure in the golden Pacific backwaters of coastal Southern California to spell out everything that a first-time paddler needs to know in order to launch a flatwater paddling trip of his or her own.

Once you’ve picked the right type of touring kayak (Click HERE to watch Episode 1: Make Your Pick), it’s time to get your boat safely to the water. Episode Two covers all the basics of getting your kayak onto your car, including information on how to use roof racks, cam straps, ropes and rack accessories like kayak stackers and J-cradles to strap it down securely.

— Stay tuned for Episode 3: Launching your Kayak, the next video in Pelican Kayaks’ Need to Know series, debuting Tues. May 17.