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I plan on going the next 40-45 degree weekend. I just got neoprene chest waders, will be wearing PFD and sitting on a PFD under my seat. I will either be in the ditches or tridutary of the river.

The only time I flipped was in moving water in the pine barrens when caught on a log.

I usually have a paddle leash.
 

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A technique I have used in wakes in the river is to straddle the kayak, by putting my feet in the water. This helps lower the center of gravity to prevent flipping. Also be aware of any items you put on your kayak that raise the center of gravity like a cooler.

The width of the kayak also plays a huge role. As example a OK Scrambler XT has a beam of 32-33" I beleive, whereas my OK Scupper classic is 29", that does not sound like much but is huge when talking about stability in unceratain times.

Like Barrel said, practice alot, spend alot of time in shallow water.
 
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