Care and Storage

Care and Storage



The best way to clean your kayak is to wash it with lukewarm water and mild soap. Do not use harsh abrasives. Regular cleaning will keep your kayak looking like new. Never attempt to paint the kayak because it will not stick to the hull. Do not remove foam blocks inside most Pelican kayaks as they are for extra flotation.


  • The best way to store your kayak is to simply set it on a flat surface. Never store it on sawhorses.
  • If outdoors, cover it with a cockpit cover.
  • Do not leave straps or ropes tightly wound around the hull for any extended period of time, especially in warmer weather.
  • The hull surface, much as the exterior finish of a car, will better retain its appearance if not exposed to the sun while in long-term storage.


Water may accumulate in the hull as a result of paddling, rain or condensation. This is not a defect. To let the water escape, simply remove the drain plug and set the kayak on its stern in a vertical position.