18 Feb

The radiant sun presided over the springtime rejuvenation and the songbirds cheered the eager kayakers as they slipped into their boats. It was harmonious: camaraderie on the Erie Canal and oneness with nature — at least for all but one paddler in the group.  Of the kayakers, Ken…

Erie Canal Dock Medina
17 Feb

The Village of Medina installed a customized BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch, Floating Docks, Gangway, and Landing, completed in September 2021. The first challenge identified by BoardSafe Docks was that the existing gangway didn't conform to ADA guidelines and was greater than a 1/12 slope. To correct this issue,…

Fairport Erie Canal Dock
17 Feb

The Village of Fairport is proudly equipped with a custom BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch, part of a complete waterfront redesign at its Erie Canal’s entry point. GPI, the design engineer on the project, sought out BoardSafe Docks for their assistance in developing a design solution that would fit…

Erie Canal Adaptive Kayak Launch Brockport
17 Feb

The Village of Brockport installed its BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch in June 2021 to accommodate truly inclusive paddling. The adaptive system is located in downtown Brockport along the Erie Canal. One of the challenges for this project was a nearly 20-foot-high concrete wall along the entire area, meaning the…

Hospitality and heritage bring hundreds of thousands of tourists to the Erie Canal each summer. They come from near and they come from far, attracted to the region by different activities: biking, paddling, camping, hiking, shopping, sight-seeing, or simply to refresh and resolve to do absolutely nothing. The…

Bulkhead for Launch-in-a-Box
10 Feb

BoardSafe sells an adaptive launch kit called "Launch-in-a-Box" with all the features of a commercial adaptive kayak launch. It's a turnkey package for clients to assemble and install on their own.

Adaptive Kayak Launch
08 Feb

We’re often asked, “Who can use the BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch?” BoardSafe’s adaptive kayak launch is designed and manufactured with specific adaptive features that make it easy for paddlers in wheelchairs to access their kayaking vessel. The aluminum welded frame, side-by-side gangway and chute, roll cage with overhead…

Adaptive Kayak Launch
07 Feb

Your community has decided that it needs to be more welcoming and accessible to those living with disabilities. You volunteered to research options for an adaptive kayak launch. You understand how important it is for those with mobility issues to enter and exit their kayaks safely — as…

Disabled paddlers share input for accessible kayak launch
04 Feb

It’s admirable when a community or organization recognizes the need to install an accessible kayak launch with adaptive features. However, there are many questions that need to be answered before the project can move forward. Funds for these types of projects are often hard to come by, so…