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Fishing, Watersports, & Boating Activities

Fishing, Watersports, & Boating Activities

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Fishing Gear, Water Sports, Kayak Accessories & Boating Activities Products - Resources & Information

If you and your family are looking to have the most fun on the water, stocking up on fishing gear, water sports gear and kayaking accessories is an absolute must. PartsVu is proud to offer a full selection of fishing, watersports & kayak accessories for your kayak, wakeboard, pontoon boat, inflatables, and much more. Plus, rod holders, rod racks, tackle boxes and more for your fishing adventures. Choose from the following fishing gear, water sports & kayak accessories categories for top brands, popular products, and everything else for your budget:

Fishing Gear & Accessories

Want to learn more about how to mount watersports accessories, paddle safely, and learn about the newest gear for your watercraft? PartsVu regularly publishes helpful how-to guides and other valuable information on our boating blog, PartsVu Xchange. On the PartsVu Xchange (and the FAQ below), you’ll find a wide range of relevant topics that every boater needs to know to have the best time on the water. 

Fishing Gear, Watersports & Kayak Accessories FAQ

What should I know about Watersports & Kayak Accessories?

There are many different accessories available for watersports and kayaking, depending on the type of activity you will be doing and your personal preferences. Some common accessories include:

  • Life jackets: These are essential for safety and are required by law in some areas. They come in a variety of styles and sizes to fit different body types and activities.
  • Paddles: Kayak paddles come in different lengths, widths, and materials depending on what type of kayaking you will be doing.
  • Dry bags: These are used to keep your gear dry while on the water. They come in different sizes and materials, and are essential for storing your phone, camera and other electronic devices.
  • Spray skirts: These are used to keep water out of the kayak while paddling.
  • Racks: These are used to transport kayaks on your car. They come in different styles and are used for different types of kayaks and vehicles.
  • Leashes: These are used to connect the rider to the board and are used to keep the rider from getting separated from the board if they fall off.
  • Helmets: These are used for safety when doing activities such as wakeboarding, wakesurfing and some types of kayaking.
  • Wetsuits and Drysuits: These are used to keep the rider warm in cold water.

It's important to note that not all kyak accessories may be necessary for all watersports and kayaking activities, it is important to consider the specific activity you will be doing, the conditions you will be in, and your personal preferences when choosing accessories.

What are the parts of a kayak?

The most common kayak parts include:

  1. Hull: The bottom part of the kayak that sits in the water and provides buoyancy.
  2. Deck: The top part of the kayak that sits above the water, often featuring a cockpit for the user to sit in.
  3. Cockpit: The opening in the deck where the user sits, often featuring a seat and footrests.
  4. Bow: The front end of the kayak.
  5. Stern: The back end of the kayak.
  6. Gunwale: The upper edge of the kayak's side, often used to attach kayak accessories such as rod holders or paddles.
  7. Skeg or Rudder: A small fin or blade located at the stern of the kayak, used to help with steering and tracking.
  8. Drain plug: A removable plug located at the bottom of the kayak, used to drain water that may have entered the kayak.
  9. Hatches: Waterproof compartments located on the deck, used for storage.
  10. Paddle: The tool used to propel the kayak through the water.

Some kayaks may have additional features such as a rudder or a spray skirt, or may include kayak gadgets like camera mounts, kayak outriggers, light poles, and more.

What are the most common accessories for kayaks?

Some common kayaking accessories include paddles, life jackets, dry bags, fishing gear, rod holders, and hatch covers. Other popular accessories include navigation equipment such as compasses and GPS units, as well as safety equipment such as flares and whistle. Additionally, many kayakers also use accessories such as seat cushions, spray skirts, and foot pegs to improve their comfort and performance while on the water.

Should I purchase used inflatables for sale?

Whether or not to purchase a used inflatable kayak or watersports equipment depends on your individual needs and preferences. Here are some things to consider:

  • Price: Used inflatables can often be purchased at a lower cost than new ones, which can be a great way to save money.
  • Condition: Inspect the inflatable thoroughly for any signs of wear and tear, punctures, leaks, or damage. Look for UV damage, as well.
  • Age: The older the inflatable, the more likely it is to have wear and tear and may not be as durable as newer models.
  • Purpose: Consider what you will be using the inflatable for and whether or not it will be suitable for your intended use.
  • Brand and Model: Research the brand and model of the inflatable and check for any known issues or recalls.
  • Return Policy: Make sure you understand the return policy of the seller.

Overall, purchasing a used inflatable kayak or boat can be a great way to save money, but you should be sure to thoroughly inspect the inflatable and research the brand and model before making a purchase.

Where can I learn how more about watersports?

In addition to learning about Water Sports & Kayak Accessories, PartsVu has plenty of resources for everything you need to know about watersports, kayaks, and much more. Start with the following guides and be sure to use the search bar to find plenty of other useful guides to enjoy the water in confidence:





What fishing gear do I need?

Fishing gear is so personal and depends on the type of fishing you do, your boat setup and other factors. However, generally, you’ll want to consider your rod rack set up, rod holders, gaffs, nets, downriggers, outriggers, and needed tackle boxes.