Specifications for Rumour
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Call for a price. Sometimes there is a slight cosmetic blemished one available. A popular international figure in sea kayaking, Nigel Foster is known for his writing, instruction, travels and kayak designs. Nigel has completed many kayak expeditions and was the first to circumnavigate Iceland by kayak with companion Geoff Hunter in 1977.
Nigel designed the Rumour for low-effort cruising and a slim fit. It has a buoyant bow and low profile stern, with the shallow-arch hull between hard chines running into a shallow "V" toward the stern. Recessed deck fittings include a compass recess forward of the front hatch, with bow and stern hatches and a day-hatch with all-fiberglass bulkheads throughout. Rumor is this kayak looks so cool that you may just want to have your photo taken in while test paddling,
The Rumour's narrow beam is aimed at smaller paddlers up to 160 pounds. The snug fit and slim profile also make it an excellent rolling kayak.
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.