Most mornings I head to the Potomac for a morning adventure on my paddle board. I’ve refined my system over the years and have it pretty much down to this for warm weather paddling. Inflatable Waterman Paddle Board I bought my inflatable paddle board from Potomac Paddle Sports at the end of their rental season. These are wide and big boards which are great for first-timers, but also for large people and those heading out on rivers and oceans. Inflatables have so many advantages I can’t imagine wanting a fiberglass board. Lightweight, perfect for bouncing off rocks, they break down into a small bundle. This is a monster board but what you give up in maneuverability you make for in comfort and confidence. https://www.c4waterman.com/iSup.aspx Pakpod Waterproof Tripod Pakpod is recent Kickstarter release. Rugged, lightweight, adjustable and waterproof. http://www.pakpod.com Manfrotto 49ARC2 Tripod Head (discontinued) The Pakpod would be quite frustrating if I couldn’t make micro adjustments and the Manfrotto ballhead allows that. They update their ball heads quite often. Mine is very simple and solid. https://www.manfrotto.us/products/supports/tripod-heads?p=2 Ribz Pack What a great invention. Lots of trekkers use these and they are perfect on a boat. Large enough to carry big items and extremely convenient. I carry extra lenses and camera gear, lens cleaners, a windbreaker, my keys and an food bar. http://www.ribzwear.com Inflatable Belt Pack Life vests are required and are usually awkward and restricting. Except for these. https://www.amazon.com/Onyx-Manual-Inflatable-Jacket-Black/dp/B0032ALK72
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