Paddling Tip of the Week
The number one maintenance rule is that all paddle-powered vessels should be rinsed thoroughly with fresh water after paddling to avoid corrosion from saltwater. Also make sure the vessel is dry before storing. Once a month or so, wash your boat with gentle soap and a sponge for a deeper clean, which will discourage the growth of mold. The weekly paddling tip is provided by the Ocean Tribe Paddling Club, which is affiliated with the Sanibel Sea School. For more information, visit oceantribepaddlers.org.