Length: 12' 0" - Width: 22.00" - Starting at: $1395.00See More Details about this Kayak
In short, I think the Delta 12s is one heck of a kayak. For us oldsters, its 38lb. weight makes it very easy to heft around and load on the rack. It a very comfortable kayak and Iíve not had to pad the seat at all. I have added hip pads and thigh brace blocks to make it easier to roll.
It paddles like you wouldn't believe for a 12-foot boat. Acceleration is good and it glides very well. In wind and chop, it needs no skeg or rudder because is tracks very well. I've grown to appreciate the day hatch in front of the cockpit. It holds all I need for a day's outing and means you don't have to clutter the deck with a bag.
I am quite impressed with the Delta's thermoforming. This boat scratches less than any other touring boat I know. The hull is quite rigid which contributes to its impressive performance for a 12-footer.
In short, I highly recommend anyone demo the Delta 12s. Especially for older folks, I think youíll enjoy not only the light weight, but also the excellent performance.
Due to being slightly narrower than the 12.10 I have, my wife is actually faster on the water in the 12s. The high bow handles waves really well with minimal splashing. Initial and secondary stability are very good. Because it weighs only 38 lbs, my wife has no problem carrying the 12s to the water herself.
We've done only lake paddling so far, but we'll be trying them out in the river sometime in the future to see how they handle rocks and current.
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