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When you end up in the water, re-enter your yak by pulling your torso across the kayak in front of your seat, then roll to get your butt where it belongs. We’ll show the technique in an upcoming column. Meanwhile, it takes some strength to pull yourself across the kayak while kicking, and stirrups on a strap attached to the yak can help use leg power. They’re easy and inexpensive to make.
Photo: Dave Mull