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Optimal psi range does vary based on product. Below are the recommended max psi ranges:

Portager or Play: 10 - 14 psi
Karve Kayak: 8 - 10 psi (per chamber)
Utility Dock (or Raft): 8 - 10 psi
Loons Nest: 8 - 10 psi
Up Dog: 8 - 10 psi
Lake Lounger: 8 - 10 psi
Lake Snake: 8 - 10 psi
Plank: 8 - 10 psi

For floats, such as the Utility Dock, 10 psi is the maximum recommended psi. But if you prefer more flex, it is okay to utilize reduced pressure, such as 4 - 6 psi.

This typically means that the valve needs to be tightened. There is a small wrench included with your repair kit. Place this wrench into the valve (or pressure relief valve) and turn clockwise to tighten until it's snug. 

Watch a how-to video:

The minimum psi reading on our manual hand pump is 5 PSI. Therefore it will take a little time before the gauge registers a reading and begins tracking air pressure. The inflatable will feel semi-full before the gauge begins to register any reading.

If after several minutes your inflatable is still not filling with air, it is possible the O-ring has fallen off the end of your pump hose. This is required to create a tight seal between the valve and pump hose.

If it is missing, you can call us to order a replacement: 651-560-2038.

If your inflatable must be used in the immediate term, you can remove the O-ring from your inflatable's valve cap and place on the end of the hose. Once you are finished inflating, be sure to place the O-ring back on the valve cap.  

Installing your fin(s) is a simple process. Click here to read our tutorial. 

Your inflatable is meant to be enjoyed outside and on the water. When it is not being used in the water, it is recommended to place it in a shaded place, as extreme heat can cause quick internal expansion.

If storing deflated, ensure that it is dry. If your inflatable will be stored in a very cold space, such as an unheated garage, cabin or shed, we don't recommend having it rolled tightly in the bag. To avoid any potential forming of creases/fold marks, leaving it unrolled (either inflated or deflated) is the best practice. If it is stored in above freezing temperatures, it is ok to store it deflated and tightly rolled in its bag. 

Requirements vary from state to state, so we recommend contacting your local DMV. Many states require kayaks to be registered. Currently Minnesota requires paddle boards over 10' in length to be registered. You can reference this guide for an overview of the registration process for paddle boards.

We are not aware of any laws that require your Utility Dock to be registered.

Solid Paddle Boards

The only board that comes in multiple sizes is the Loon. The different sizes support different weight capacities. It is important to select the appropriate size for your weight, as it will impact balance and performance. The rule of thumb is that a lightweight person can easily size up to a larger board without impacting performance, whereas being over the weight capacity can cause balance issues. When evaluating weight capacities for each size, we always recommend considering the heaviest person that will be using the board. We also recommend considering others that will be on the board with you, such as dogs or children. 

10.6' = 200 lb capacity
11.6' = 250 lb capacity
12' = 400 lb capacity

The Portager, our inflatable paddleboard, comes in only one size: 11.6' and has a recommended capacity of 350 lbs. 

The Play is 9'11" and has a capacity of 350 lbs.

For more detailed information, please visit our size guide:

We recommend taking a picture of the damage and contacting us at 651-560-2038, or email pictures to We can then assess best next steps.

There are only a few states that requires paddle boards to be registered. You can reference this guide for an overview of the registration process for paddle boards. Laws can change, so we recommend contacting your local DMV.

Installing your fin(s) is a simple process. Click here to read our tutorial.

Please reference this article regarding proper board storage.


There are various ways to approach correct paddle height, but a good rule of thumb is stand up straight, lift your arm above straight your head, and adjust the height so the paddle handle reaches the palm of your hand. This is typically 6" to 8" above your head.

The loon on your paddle should be facing forward, with the edge of the paddle blade should face the nose of the board.

Yes, our paddles float. If they are left in the water for a prolonged period of time, it is possible that they could fill with water and sink.