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Which sea kayak do we offer?

We offer an excellent range of plastic Sea Kayaks and composite fibre glass Sea Kayaks from the leading manufacturers including Seabird, Valley, Northshore and Perception Kayaks. Sea Kayaks are designed for paddling longer distances in a wide range of weather conditions and able to carry equipment for longer expeditions.

What is the ‘V’ on a touring kayak for?

The shallow ‘V’ of a touring kayak gives a bit of a sidewall, so that if the boat is tilted on its edge, there is at least some surface to support it and keep it stable. This is the secondary stability at work. Boats tailored to more advanced paddling in rougher seas will have a deeper ‘V’.

How fast does a sea kayak go?

Sea kayaks seem so much longer than recreational kayaks because the longer length allows them to travel efficiently across long distances. Expect the average sea kayak’s speed to be between 2.5 and 3.7 miles (4 and 6 kilometres) per hour. Different sea conditions, the paddler’s technique and kayak design all affect the sea kayak’s speed.

What is the best kayak for touring?

The Eddyline Rio is one the most proficient and highest rated recreational touring kayaks currently available on the market. Constructed from thermoformed ABS plastic that gives this sea kayak its distinctive look and performance as a composite kayak.

What is the best kayak for sea kayaking?

Reviews - The Best Kayak for Sea Kayaking. 1 Ocean Kayak Malibu Two. Specs Length: 12 Weight: 58 pounds Paddlers: 2 Style: Sit-On-Top Width: 34 Features Compact & lightweight Two Comfort Plus ... 2 STAR Paragon XL. 3 Perception Hi Five.

What is sea kayaking?

Sea kayaking provides some of the most amazing opportunities for viewing ocean wildlife all over the world. But different bays, sounds, and coastlines come with different variables that you need to take into account when choosing a sea kayak.

Are day touring kayaks better than sea kayaks?

Day touring kayaks also track straighter and give you more control in rough water than recreational boats. Because they are shorter than sea kayaks, day touring kayaks will be easier to transport and handle. They offer a moderate amount of cargo space.

Can you use a kayak on the ocean?

As you browse, you’ll find models that are categorized as ‘ocean kayaks’, ‘sea kayaks’, ‘touring kayaks’, and even ‘recreational performance kayaks’. While these labels might be a little confusing at first, the good news is that all of these kayaks are designed for use on either the open ocean or on coastal waterways.

How fast can you go in a kayak?

Most kayakers average about two miles per hour when paddling for multiple hours. You can certainly achieve faster speeds over shorter distances, but two miles per hour (similar to the average walking speed) is a healthy and safe baseline for average kayak speed.

How do you calculate hull speed on a kayak?

You calculate Hull Speedby entering the length of your kayak or canoe into a simple formula:  Hull Speed = 1.34 * (LWL)1/2 So, for a 14′ boat, the Hull Speed equals 5.01 knots. For a 15′ boat, the Hull Speed equals 5.19 knots.

How much does the wind affect your kayak speed?

It’s kind of a no-brainer that the wind will affect your kayak speed, whether paddling with or against the wind. Paddling with the wind will increase your average, and paddling again, will decrease your speed. With the wind and current in your favor, an average paddler could move about 5 miles per hour.

Which is faster a longer kayak or a smaller one?

*smaller number is better. Sea Kayaker Magazine claimsthat a fit paddler can maintain speed against 3 pounds of drag. So, if we assume that our paddler can cruise all day against 3 pounds of drag, we actually see that the longest kayak is faster for this paddler.

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