Alright, alright. Truth is, there’s more than one decision to make when it comes to your watersports hobby. Not only do you need to determine what vessel it is that suits you most (Anglers’ kayak? Recreational SUP?), but you should also dial in your accessories to make the most of your outdoor adventures on the water. Yeah, that fancy new inflatable is pretty and all, but the additional accessories offer everything you need to fully take advantage of your kayak or SUP.
Let’s start with the basics.
“How do I know what accessories I need to achieve my own personal goals on the water?”
First and foremost the accessories we are about to dive into are compatible with Aquaglide’s latest SUP models and the Blackfoot and Chelan kayak models. But what if you don’t have those? These ultimately work with any boat or SUP when utilizing the Universal Mount System or Molle Plats, which can be glued on as an aftermarket accessory. Easy breezy.
With that, accessories and equipment have evolved in the watersports world, just like the boats themselves. And as you explore new waters yourself, you may find you’re in need of a few new tools to make your experience a memorable one. Whether it’s for a need (safety) or a want (comfort), there’s surely something out there for your water adventures. Let’s get to it.
Universal Mount Accessories
As mentioned above — these can be used universally across any boat that has a UMS mounted on it, and we get into the nitty gritty on how to do just that.
If you’re an angler hitting the water, you know how much work it can be, and how many accessories and tools you need on hand to make your outing successful and enjoyable. Take note, because the following accessories are a must-have in your arsenal.
- Lowrance HOOK Reveal 7x SplitShot with CHIRP, DownScan & GPS Plotter — This handy fish finding tool mounts right onto the YakAttack Fish Finder Mount (7”).
- YakAttack Rectangular Fish Finder Mount (7”) — Attaches to your YakAttack Mighty Mount Switch (mini track).
- YakAttack Mighty Mount Switch (mini track) — Mini track which mounts on Aquaglide Universal Mount.
- YakAttack SwitchBlade™ Transducer Deployment Arm — Designed to minimize gurgle and resistance, this transducer arm attaches to the YakAttack Mighty Mount Switch (mini track).
- YakAttack 10Ah Battery Power Kit — Lashed in the cockpit, this powers the Fish Finder and transducer.
- YakAttack GT Cleat XL — An easy dock tie-up! This cleat attaches to the YakAttack Mighty Mount Switch (mini track).
- Scotty #55 Bait Board — Store all of your fishing favorites with this bait tray! Attaches to Scotty #241 Side Deck Mount.
- Scotty #152 Ball Mounting System with Gear-Head Adaptor and Control Arm — This includes Scotty #241 Side Deck Mount.
- Anchor Wizard Kayak Anchoring System — Anchor up! This system attaches to the YakAttack Mighty Mount Switch (mini track).
- YakAttack RotoGrip™ Paddle Holder — Keep your paddles close by at all times. Attaches to the YakAttack Mighty Mount Switch (mini track).
- YakAttack Cup Holder – Although we prefer the Aquaglide Cup Holder for maximum versatility, this one is our runner-up. It easily attaches to YakAttack Mighty Mount Switch (mini track).
- YakAttack CommandStand™ Universal Stand Assist Bar — Attaches to 4 YakAttack Mighty Mount Switch (mini tracks), which mount on 4 Aquaglide Universal Mounts (found in the forward position of Aquaglide Blackfoot models).
- YakAttack Omega Pro™ Rod Holder — Free up your hands with this genius rod holder. Attaches to YakAttack Mighty Mount Switch (mini track).
- Aquaglide Cupholder – The cream of the crop, if we do say so ourselves. Mounts horizontally on Aquaglide, Scotty or YakAttack Universal Mount, or hangs vertically on Aquaglide Molle.
- Brocraft Trolling Motor Mount – This trolling motor mounts across the cockpit on Aquaglide Universal Mounts (2).
Molle Plate Accessories
Products fitted with Molle Plates (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) are designed to fit a wide range of aftermarket accessories. Check out this video for tips and tricks on how to install and use one.
- Leatherman Sidekick Multitool — A must-have for any outdoorsman/woman, this is the perfect, pocket-sized, multi-tool.
- Leatherman Nylon Sheath — Protect your multi-use tool with this amazing redesigned nylon sheath.
- 5.11 Tactical Flex Admin Pouch — Keep the tools of your trade organized and secure.
- 5.11 Tactical 6” x 6” Medical Pouch — A quick and efficient first aid solution for any environment, this medical pouch is molle plate approved.
Whether you’re headed out on the water for a day picnic or an overnight excursion, these extras will make your trip oh so extra, and easy.
- Yeti Tundra 35 Cooler — conveniently lashes to an Aquaglide kayak cockpit or SUP tie downs, keeping food fresh and cool.
- Hydroflask 32oz Wide Mouth — keep your favorite beverage close at hand with this bottle, that fits perfectly in an Aquaglide cup holder. Explore other Hydroflask bottles here.
- Connelly SUP Drive Fin System — spice up your typical day on the water with this electric fin system, so you can cast while standing, troll, and go long-distance touring while saving energy.
- Yakima SUPdawg Rack System — This might be the best rooftop mount we’ve ever used, and it fits our fully-inflated SUPs, the Chelan, Blackfoot, and smaller kayaks like a glove.
- Copper Dots – GOAT Spinner — Your rod and reel will appreciate the bling.
- FishFinderMounts 15mm Magnetic Transducer Mount Kit — Using an alternate transducer mount, this can be used in the thin portion of the bow or stern to magnetically attach the transducer through the Duratex hull. Frees up the UMS for another accessory!
Feel confident in your gear, no matter what. Take notes and stock up on these top picks of ours. Durable, portable, and top-of-the-line, Aquaglide’s kayaks, SUPs, and other accessories are built to last. After all, you deserve only the best in your water escapades.