Specifications for Kestrel 140-roto
|IN STOCK COLOR
This one has a less than perfect decal so it is a blem. It is speckled Mango with a rudder. Or you can special order this kayak and receive a %10 discount. With the Rudder it lists at $1199.00 It is the rotomolded version of the highly-popular recreational touring kayak. With the rudder you need less skill to keep it tracking straight in wind but still retain all the amazing maneuverability when the rudder is up. The rudder really makes this an all purpose recreational kayak.
The Kestrel 140 is available in rotomolded polyethylene using Current Designs' unique SCLTM plastic technology. The rotomolded version provides all the comfort and outfitting features as the hybrid version at a lower cost.
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.