Hi all! I'm building a Pygmy Arctic Tern and am looking forward to kayaking this summer. I know I'll be needing a PFD and sprayskirt and am looking for some advice. It seems as though you can pay a little or a lot for these and I don't know whether the difference makes sense for me. I've seen PFD's at a local outdoor shop for $25, and kayak PFD's that look similar for $85. I've seen spray skirts for $35-$50 at REI, and for $65 elsewhere. Any advice? I have also rebuilt a wooden paddle for my kayak that has a brass ferule. It dosn't have those rubber thing-a-majiggy's that prevent cold water fron running down on you hands, sleeves, etc. Any advice as to where I could find some? Lastly, is a sea-sock a worthwhile investment?
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