Specifications for Cypress
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I haven't sold one of these yet so call and make me a reasonable offer and you could own one for less than list price. The Cypress is a full on, British style sea kayak with all the amenities including a skeg. It is all about fabulous performance and control. It is a kayak for advanced paddlers to take full advantage of. Big and capable enough for extended trips and great fun for a day of recreational paddling. Unfortunately for me, it is best for paddlers under 200 pounds. Maybe I should loose 20 pounds...no maybe about it.
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.