BKC kayaks are designed with the end user in mind. These are the ideal personal watercraft for the fisherman, the outdoorsman, the family set on aquatic adventure. From built-in waterproof storage compartments to paddles and seats included with every purchase, we tried to think of everything we would want in a kayak ourselves and then build it into the craft we offer you. And without adding extra costs, either -- we never planned to make a fortune making kayaks, we just want to help create rich memories.
To put it simply, if some other brand was making kayaks this good at prices these fair, we never would have opened shop. But nobody was. So we did. Drop us a line to talk about kayaks, fishing, paddling techniques, or the best spot near NYC to catch bluefish or stripers; Were always glad to talk product or swap stories. And when you're ready for a new kayak, consider one inspired by and designed here in Brooklyn, NY and ready for adventure anywhere on earth.Care and Maintenance
Due to the heavy sun/UV exposure, kayaks and their accessories must be maintained minimally but with advanced preparation in mind.
We recommend cleaning the kayak at the beginning and end of the season with a plastic UV protectant (LINK: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AAZ1OAE/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_q1r-CbNBRRSWG) which will protect the HDPE hull from being dried out via UV exposure and make the hull last much longer. This will also help avoid any cracking in the hull.
In addition, as soon as you receive your kayak it is recommended to spray the chair (chair strap + top and bottom rest) and any straps (rudder ropes/ rudder pulleys/ bungees) with a outdoor fabric UV protection spray (LINK: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JG3OHVK/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_d3r-CbR678KVY). This will resist the drying effect that saltwater and sunlight have on these components and reduce tearing/ripping in the material. We recommend applying this at the beginning, middle, and end of every kayaking season.
Last but not least, we recommend that you waterproof your kayaks at the end of your first season, and the beginning of each season thereafter. This can be done by removing all screwed on hardware, applying a layer of marine silicone sealant (LINK: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002BBX3U/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_3.r-CbXV8W5D7) underneath the hardware as well as to the threads, then fasten the hardware back on. The silicone should be left to dry in a dark and dry area for 24 hours after the application.