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Re: S&G: Kayak grab handles
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The beauty of building your own boat is that you can equip it best for how YOU will use it.

I put loops/toggles on the first three boats that I built then switched to handles on the second three. I find that the loops/toggles drag in the water and flop around at highway speeds. For carrying the boats, I much prefer the padded handles installed per Dan's post above. Some of my favorite paddling locations require me to pull my boats a considerable distance on a cart and the handles are much more comfortable. I see the need for toggles/loops in rough water but most of my paddling is inland Florida. When I do paddle in waves, it is easy enough to tie a rope lope to the handles.

So I would suggest that you think about how you will use your boat. If you will be mostly paddling with waves and rocks, you may consider the loops/toggles. If not, I'd suggest handles.

At the risk of being shunned by this group, I will admit that I recently added one piece of ugly (but very fast) plastic to my collection. It has handles that are used for wet entry.


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