We all know the importance of choosing the right boat, but all too often don’t give the same consideration to the gear that goes with it. Following is a short list of paddling accessories available here at BMO. (Want the long list? Stop in; we’re literally stocked floor to ceiling!)
Canoe, kayak, stand up paddleboard; just as important as your boat. You won’t find junk here but WILL find a wide range of paddles in a wide range of designs, weights, and prices. And our staff will be happy to help you choose one that not only fits your budget but fits you and your boat as well.
Not just for whitewater! PFD's (aka personal flotation devices, life vests) are required by law. Why not get one that not only meets requirements, but also fits well, looks good, and is comfortable enough to paddle in? (After all, you are required to wear it November through April; and we highly recommend that it be worn at all times on the water.) Men, women, children, and even dogs; we’ve got you covered!
Although not needed by all paddlers, anyone paddling whitewater (or even shallow rocky streams) will want a good fitting, safe helmet to protect their head. Lids, brain buckets, whatever you want to call them; stop in and find one that works for you!
Besides helmets, we offer a wide range of safety gear for paddlers including airbags, paddle floats, bilge pumps, first aid kits, throw bags, tow straps, rescue knives, horns & whistles, lights, compasses, rescue PFD’s, un-pin kits; the list goes on and on.
Now that you have your boat, do you have a way to get it home? To the water? This is often the most complicated thing to address, but we have you covered. Cartopping systems include complete roof racks, load assists, foam blocks and straps, specific roof rack systems for canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards and even paddles. Looking for help to get your boat from the car to the water? We have a huge assortment of kayak carts as well. (And once we find a new welder, we’ll once more be offering our own custom trailers as well!)
An assortment of equipment for storing Canoes & Kayaks as well as storage for personal belongings and fishing accessories.
From storing your boat to storing your gear, BMO can take care of your needs. Racks, slings, foam pads and locks will allow you to store your boat safely without harming it, and a huge assortment of bags and boxes will house your gear as well, protecting it from water, sand, etc.
Kayak fishing accessories including cleats, anchor trolley kits, tackle boxes (not including tackle), mounts, cup holders, tie-down eyelets and more.
Probably the fastest growing segment of our business is kayak fishing. No, we do NOT sell worms (or other bait; Mary put her foot down!) or tackle or rods, but we DO have an ever-growing stock of kayak (and canoe) specific fishing gear. (And we have great shops in the area that can help you out with your other needs; just ask!)
Lanterns, cookware, camp stoves, camp fuel, hot dog forks, pie irons, trowels & even some dehydrated camp food.
We aren’t a backpacking store and don’t pretend to be (no tents, backpacks, hiking boots, etc.) but we do have a pretty good selection of small camping gear for our paddlers who are camping out of their boats. We also have a local distributer that can get scads of stuff within days, so just let us know what you’re looking for and we can probably help you out!
Nothing can put a damper on a good paddling day (or even become dangerous!) as not being dressed for the occasion. Wetsuits, dry suits, sun protection, paddling gloves, footwear, hats, layers for warmth; we’ll help you get set up to be not only safe, but comfortable!
When Doug first set up the shop, he vowed that he would try to stock all the little pieces & parts that he couldn’t find locally when he first started paddling. We’re still devoted to that idea so you’ll find lots of things from buckles, rope, shock cord, hardware, and all kinds of outfitting supplies to do your own thing. Stop in and check it out!
All the little (and not so little!) things to take your paddling
experience to the next level.
(And more added all the time!)
There are so many nooks and crannies at BMO that we could go on and on, but this is a good start! Check out our accessory links below!