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Old 06-09-2019, 07:08 AM   #17
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Foam noodles costing from 94-cents up to 5-dollars seem to work remarkably good as a swimming aid simply because they are easily moved to different positions that center your buoyancy.

Water temps below 70 are cold and make you feel cold, as soon as you get wet, so having a noodle along for the ride in a kayak is pretty much a good safety back-up plan. Is comfy and easy to tread water in water temps down to about 60-degrees with a noodle ...... and very challenging ..... without a noodle.

Reading about someone drowning while kayaking here in NH usually makes me think how a pfd or a noodle could have made the difference?

Swimming a distance of 100-yards in the 64-degree Winni water is not so easy to do. Is not at all like a heated swim pool.
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