Kayak Deck Beads for bungee cords and rope deck lines. Use these traditional looking qajaq deck beads to lift your deck lines enough to: get your fingers under your kayak's perimeter safety lines during re-entry rescues, slide a Greenland paddle under bungees for Norsaq and hand rolls, park your paddle while putting your spray-skirt on and taking photos, make it easier slide your paddle under deck lines for outrigger self rescues.
Check out any photo of a traditional Inuit kayak and you'll see ivory and/or bone deck beads all over it. No kayak should be without deck beads. Once you add a few to your kayak you'll come up with all kinds of uses for them. We recommend starting with at least six. Note price is per bead, order as many or few as you like.
We've searched for years at specialty bead stores and all kinds of hardware supply catalogs with no luck finding bead this size and shape. These deck beads are 3/4" O.D x 3/4" Long with 1/4" I.D. so they will fit over any kayak deck line, bungee cord, or leather deck line on S.O.F. kayaks. These deck beads can easily be sanded to shape them into the traditional Greenland style flattened "Chiclets" gum shape which prevents them from rolling.
Deck Beads look cool and give your kayak class. They make great gifts too, so be sure to order enough for your friends. We recommend starting with at least six per kayak.
Material: Injection molded nylon (virtually unbreakable)