Specifications for Kestrel 120 OC - roto
|IN STOCK COLOR
Kestrel 120 OC - roto
Comes in the regular or Over sized Cockpit I have recently been in the 120 to re-familiarize my self with it. It is a great little kayak! Remarkably efficient for it's size, easy to maneuver, stable as a battle ship and easy to transport. I weigh 215 and I had my 35 pound blue healer with me in the oc version. It was excelent; best in it's class. The rotomolded version of our highly-popular recreational touring kayak. This little kayak is the best paddling of its type anywhere. If this is the right size for you, your going to love 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.