Midwest Watercraft Company fishing kayaks are made of formulated polyethylene, which is virtually maintenance free. A minimal amount of care in storage and transporting will help the kayak maintain a like-new condition for many years 

Polyethylene will become more flexible when in warm conditions. It is possible that a kayak strapped tightly to a roof rack to deform at the weight bearing points. We recommend using a padded rigid bar sport rack in addition to a kayak J cradle or saddles to disperse the weight.


In most cases, a quick rinse of fresh water is all you need to keep kayak hull clean and functioning. Specially after paddling in salt water, not only the hull but also the rudder system need to be thoroughly rinsed.

Superficial scratch may occur, but can be removed or reduced by use of a marine boat polish designed for polyethylene hulls. Sanding or use of an abrasive rubbing compound is not recommended.

We recommend to use ultraviolet protectant such as 303 Protectant to keep your kayak shining and minimize the long-term degradation caused by UV exposure