Specifications for Kestrel 120 x composit
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Kestrel 120 x composit
These are no longer available but I am leaving the following information up in case I get a use on or blem in. This new kestrel from Current Designs is a very nice blend of stability, roominess, maneuverability and comfort. It will hold a large person comfortably. The new RSS seat is exceptionally comfortable. It is fast for it's type and very slick looking. At just 12.5 feet it is easy to handle on and off the water and easy to store in a smaller place.If a small lightweight and roomy kayak is in your want list, take a serious look and test paddle the Kestrel 120 X, composite.
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.