Length: 16' 2" - Width: 23.00" - Starting at: $3245.00See More Details about this Kayak
The boat is maneuverable and has decent speed. Weathercocking is minimal and easily corrected. The rudder allows firm bracing as it operates as a gas pedal type when deployed. The fit for me is good at 170 lbs and 5'6". Overall this is a very enjoyable seakayak and will suit a variety of paddlers.
The most striking feature of the boat is the constuction quality. Seaward provides a lot of boat for the money with vinylester resins, glassed bulkheads and double seams. Their Discover Kayaks line has boats with vinyl extrusions like the Current Design boats that sell for $700 less than the CD models and dont have bulkheads that leak. Having owned CD boats as well as Wilderness Sytems, Kajak Sport and Swift I believe the Seawards are the best.
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