Kayak Covers and Storage
Taking care of your kayak when not in use is the most important thing you can do to prolong the life of any plastic sit on top kayak. While the poly-ethylene material most kayaks are made of is very durable, it can be affected if not properly taken care of. If storing your kayak outside be sure to use a cover to protect it from UV rays that can cause the plastic to become brittle and develop cracks over time. Also be sure that your kayak is properly supported when in storage. If the kayak rests on straight crossbars for too long, the weight of the kayak can indent the hull, so a pair of stands or wall hangers will keep it looking good for years.