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This is advise for somebody who is just getting a kayak. I thinks its important to take your new kayak out without any gear and really play with it, and be prepared to to get wet, the water is warming up and you should find some nice shallow and calm water. The idea here is to really find out about your kayak, how much you can lean over and not tip, Can you get to the hatches on the water? Can you sit cross way on the yak? ( i do this with mine). Do everything you can think off that you might do in the course of fishing on the water. You are trying to become one with you kayak as crazy as it sounds....I also think its a good idea to flip it and get back on it. You will be amazed how much more confident you be on the water knowing what your kayak's limits are and you will realize that your kayak is super stable once you understand how you weight centered keeps it planted like a rock. The first time I did this little drill I realized that it was pretty hard to flip, I had to really work to get it to go over. so play with you kayak and this is ofcourse not just for the newbie but everybody who wants to get more familiar with their kayak.