Specifications for Solstice GTS
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If you want to go fast and straight, this sleeker sister to the Solstice GT is a water rocket for the smaller person.
The GTS is designed for the paddler who wants a Solstice GT in a snugger, more efficient package.
Each Solstice GT feature adorns the smaller Solstice GTS, recessed deck fittings, full deck rigging and perimeter lines as a safety feature.
The flush forward and aft access hatches give the deck a clean undisturbed look, and allows ample access into the storage hatches. The hull has a shallow "V" cross sectional shape which gives the GTS good primary and excellent secondary stability while allowing a fun, responsive feel.
The GTS's easy to enter and exit cockpit offers a snug fit providing additional control and comfort to the paddler by putting the paddler in contact with their craft.
This model is also available in weight reducing KEVLAR composition, and/or High Volume design.
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.