Over on Facebook there was a bit of a discussion about back bands recently. I've been part of that one many times in the past and have always advocated not using one. Of course there are a couple of provisos.
Today my workload is a bit heavy, not least of which is that I need to commit to a kayak to take to the Door County Sea Kayak Symposium coming up in about a week. As usual, the level heads of friends, well-wishers, readers & psychologists have convinced me that doing some repairs on my old NDK kayaks is probably a better choice (and more valuable) than selling them off for something new, and maybe not so tough.