Specifications for Caribou
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The Caribou 'S' is fast, nimble, and a pure joy to paddle.
The Caribou is a modified Greenland design with a shallow "V", hard chine hull and a low deck profile. This unique hull design offers unusually high initial stability. The narrow beam and the low deck offer reduced windage and a sporty appeal.
The Caribou features a clean deck arrangement with flush hatches fore and aft. Recessed deck fittings accommodate full deck rigging and safety perimeter lines. The seat comes with a comfortably padded backband. The easy to enter cockpit is molded with padded thigh braces shaped to fit a wide range of paddler sizes. A skeg is standard on the Caribou 'S' and when deployed, allows this nimble craft to track harder when in adverse conditions.
A long, narrow craft with a clean appearance and a gracefully sweeping sheer line, the Caribou displays its performance bred heritage.
This model is also available in weight reducing KEVLAR composition.
Kayaks are available in several kinds of materials and with different construction methods:
Composite kayaks are made from fiberglass, kevlar and graphite in different combinations. Fiberglass, is very durable and makes a strong and economical kayak.Kevlar is lighter and very tough so less needs to be used to make a strong and very durable kayak. Graphite is even lighter than kevlar and is used in strategic locations on some models.
Plastic, Super Compound Linear Polyethylene, (SCL) is extremely tough and durable. It is used in the rotomolded models. Cuts or breaks are so rare I have never seen one, even on white water boats. UV inhibitors are blended in to protect from the sun. This is the most economical durable material Current Designs kayaks are built with. The down side is a little bit of flex and a bit more extra weight.
Thermoformed Composite System (TCS). These are made from an Acrylic and ABS plastic laminate. This plastic is stiffer and lighter than SCL polyethylene. It has the look and light weight of a fiberglass kayak, but costs less. For a more in depth description of these materials the Current Designs web site, or a catalog will help. Also feel free to contact us.