If you buy items from different categories (1 board and 1 bowl) the software has a bug that charges you double for shipping because it assumes they have to go in separate packages. In most cases they CAN ship together and the majority of orders do not exceed $29.60 in shipping cost. If the software overcharges you I will refund the extra when your order ships, usually within 48hrs. This bug does NOT apply to orders with only boards or only bowls even if they are multiple sizes.
Large orders - more than 4 boards or more than 2 bowls - are cheaper to send via ground rather than flat rate. Please contact us on social media or at firstname.lastname@example.org for a shipping quote if you would like to make a larger order. Thank you!
We have raised $14,000 for American Whitewater and Team River Runner and kept approx 20 kayaks out of the landfill since this project started!!! Thank you for your support!
Boats2Boardsis a charity project which began in the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic. After a few years of recycling kayak outfitting bymodifying cool old-school whitewater kayaks it was hard to ignore that we were still sending the hulls off to the landfill - even though they were marked as #2 recyclable plastic. It was maddening!
It took a few years of development, but we are now able to recycle all linear HDPE kayaks into heavy-duty, and durable products. We want to make sure that when you buy a product from this project that it will be the last one you ever need. These are recycled products, so while they are 100% functional and beautiful you should expect some minor imperfections and artifacts from the process.
What organizations do you support?
American Whitewater is a river stewardship non-profit that works to protect and restore America’s whitewater rivers and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely. They achieve this primarily through advocacy work surrounding dams and the resources they are able to provide in terms of river access. Click to learn more!
Team River Runner is a national non-profit that provides free paddling programs for veterans and their families to encourage health, healing, community purpose, and new challenges. They are also the largest adaptive paddling organization including resources for people with motor and visual disabilities. Click to learn more!
What workmanship quality can I expect?
We strive for the highest possible quality with our boards, however they are HANDMADE and RECYCLED! Normally one side will be perfectly flat, which we classify as the "front". The other side will usually retain some small artefacts from the cooling process, usually the side labelled "back" (this is also the side we put the juice groove into). These artefacts should not interfere with use or cleaning! We occasionally sell ones with bigger artefacts for a discount. If you are needing something with even higher quality, please get in touch before you buy!
How do I know the money is actually donated?
Backyard Boat Shop donated more to American Whitewater than any other Industry Partner retailer in 2022. We would love to break our record for 2023! Click here to see the current Industry Partner List. You can also read more about our origins in the March 2023 AW Journal.
Please note that approximately 5% of sales goes to cover the fees charged by credit card companies and offset the cost of tools. We work hard to donate every possible cent we can to the organizations we love!
Are these dishwasher safe?
To an extent! We have tested them on the top rack of dishwashers on normal cycles and have not seen any ill effects. That said, we do recommend primarily hand washing to ensure the longevity of the product.
How can I donate my broken kayak?
We collect donated kayaks from across the East Coast and beyond in partnership with the Team River Runner Hand Paddles Project, and a number of local retailers. Get in touch with us on social media or our email to arrange transportation!
What about food safety?
Whitewater kayaks are made out of 100% HDPE plastic, the same as a milk jug or plastic cutting board you might buy in the store. We follow the FDA guidance on the use of recycled plastics which contact food. This dates back over 30 years to 1992 and you can read it for yourself by clicking here. At the end of the day, it is up to you and your own best judgement about how to use our products.
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