Pedal boats rely on manual foot pedaling, not on oars and paddles. They are usually made of high-grade polyethylene which makes them waterproof and extremely easy to float. Most pedal boat may seat up to five persons and are ideal for recreational boat trips.
Types of Pedal Boats
Kinds of Pedal Boats include the following:
Plain pedal boat
Plain pedal boats may be made of high-density polyethylene and polystyrene foam. They may seat three to five adults or children on their usually molded front and rear seats. They may come with mooring cleats, vinyl rubrails, tiller steering mechanism, bronze bushings, and up to three pedal seats. Some models come with a built-in storage area to keep your favorite drinks cool.
A typical plain pedal boat has a weight capacity of up to 775 pounds.
Canopy pedal boat
Canopy pedal boats may seat five persons. Weight capacity is usually over 850 pounds. Constructed of high-density polyethylene and polystyrene foam, most of these types of pedal boats come with polyester canopies that repel water and block harmful sunlight. The canopy installs and collapses in seconds. Aside from standard boat features, they may have built-in coolers and cup holders. Most canopy pedal boats also have a 90-degree crankshaft for alternate pedal pushing.
Choosing Pedal Boats (Buying tips)
Size: Choose pedal boats big enough to carry your family. Most pedal boats have front and rear seats that can support three adults and two children. Determine how many people will be using your pedal boat before you purchase one.
Accessories: To make your pedal boats tougher, consider buying a few supporting accessories. Consider investing in a good boat cover that will keep your pedal boats dry and clean while in storage. If you have a canopy boat, use a good canopy cleaner to keep it clean and resistant to mildew and other damaging elements.