Tuesday, 8 December 2009


Have been asked how do you keep camera and equipment dry and safe while out in the kayak.
This is how I do it.

Click on photos to enlarge.

Take one Pelican Case with camera in it.
The Pelican Case warranty actually states "Not guaranteed against shark bite & children under five years", but it is waterproof!

Attach one homemade harness.

Attach to straps on hatch

Our kayak has two hatches front and back to hold Telescope tripod and what ever else you want to take with you (in waterproof bags as an added precaution).

Also has drain holes to let water out if it gets too rough as well as storage holes for keys etc. have taken lid off to show it better.

Thank you to Mick over at Sandy Straits and Beyond for taking this photo when were coming back from checking out the new wader site on Sunday. It shows the camera case attached behind me.

Our kayak is guaranteed unsinkable. This was tested out by five family members who boarded it soon after we purchased it. They didn't get anywhere, but at least it did not sink or capsise!


Mosura said...

Thanks very much for the detailed answer. I was toying with the idea of getting a kayak as there are some great rivers around here which I would love to explore.

"Our kayak is guaranteed unsinkable"

Just watch out for icebergs although I don't think there would be many up your way :-)

mick said...

I like your description. Now maybe I should do one too and show (apart from the kayak) what very similar gear we use! Even down to the hat!! :-)

Neil said...

Mosura No chance of icebergs if yesterday was anything to go by 100 in the shade and today not much better. More likely to have them down your way.

Yes Mick you should but try and use your blue hat to show they come in more than one colour.

NicoleB said...

I always wondered how you guys do it :D

Neil said...

Thanks Nicole that is how it works for us.

Anonymous said...

Awesome gear!

Neil said...

Thanks Madahmas.