Specifications for Solstice GT
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Order any one you want for a discount but this one is on SUPER SALE This one is lightly used, is kevlar and has a deck compass installed. It is GT, extra large, high volume. This means it is about 2 inches deeper than a GT. If ordered new it would cost $3750. It is somewhat different than the Titan. You can really bend your knees in this one and it is especially good for large feet like my size 14s. It is a Kevlar layup. It is awesome for a tall person with up to a 36 inch inseam and it carries a ton of gear. The GT is flagship of the Solstice line; this is a deeper version. I was able to beat a 14 foot aluminum fishing boat with a 5 horse power motor (for about 100 feet) so you know it is fast. The two boys in the boat were impressed! So was I.
This very stable and predictable craft's hull allows the GT to slice effortlessly through the water. Outstanding acceleration and excellent speed coupled with tracking that is a joy to experience is what the Solstice line of boats all have in common. The flared bow gives the paddler a dry ride and increases performance in adverse conditions.
The 31" long cockpit is easy to enter and exit, especially for the larger paddler. The GT has lots of storage room and has flush bow and stern access hatches. Recessed deck fittings and perimeter safety lines are standard. A unique rudder uphaul/downhaul system makes rudder use simple, and gives you greater control and responsiveness.
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.