How To Measure Your Kayak

Measuring your kayak is easy! We need 3 measurements: the bow length, the stern length, and the width at the center of the cockpit.

  1. Measure the width of your kayak at the center of your cockpit. Try not to wrap the tape around but just go straight across.
  2. For the stern you will need to start your measurement where the kayak is 6 inches or 15cm wide. Do not start at the tip as the bag cannot reach there. Then measure from the 6 inch wide mark to the back of the coaming for the stern bag.
  3. For the bow bag measure from the 6 inch or 15cm wide mark in the bow to the point just below where your feet reach.