Compare Review - Ocean Kayak Caper vs Necky Looksha

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We did a two day portage & paddle trip and our friends at Trail Shop in Halifax hooked us up with a couple of kayaks to try out. Check out the links below for additional information about the trip and the other kayak we used. Our trip consisted of paddling about 20km and portage across the lakes of about 4km. We planned an overnight in a Yurt, so didn't need as much gear as regular tent camping. Overall, I found the Ocean Kayak Caper very stable, easy to get in &out which was good for the portages as most of them weren't the easiest to get to. I was able to store pretty much all of my gear in the front hatch. I was surprised how much room it had. If I had planned better, I could have fit everything inside including sleeping bag & pad. That being said, the hatch is not water proof. Waves went over the deck during rough waters and water did get in to get the dry sacks a little wet. But overall did fairly well. The drainage holes (scupper) worked great especially when the water was coming up on the front deck. The holes under the seat were only an issue when you entered the boat saddle like. I didn't find it tracked overly well in breezy conditions, I had to work a little harder to stay on track, however over clam waters it was easy to paddle. More about the trip, check out the playlist, which includes packing, the trip etc... http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCoASYysvzlcJ90fvCJXmcdu-kRvTzM6h http://www.trailshop.com/index.html http://www.oceankayak.com/kayaks/single_kayaks/caper/ LENGTH: 11' 0" | 3.4 m WIDTH: 31" | 78.7 cm WEIGHT: 45 lbs | 20.4 kg SEAT WIDTH: 19.5" | 49.5 cm LEG LENGTH: 51" | 129.5 cm BOW HATCH: 20" x 10.5" | 50.8 x 26.7 cm MAX CAPACITY: 275-325 lbs | 124.7-147.4 kg SUGGESTED RETAIL: $599.99 USD Jim and I had a great time on our 2 day paddling adventure in Kejimkujik National Park. I was very pleased with the Looksha kayak I rented Here is my overall impressions of it. Here are the specifications from the Necky website: MATERIAL: Superlinear® Polyethylene LENGTH: 14' 1.5" / 4.3 m WIDTH: 24.5" / 62.3 cm WEIGHT: 57 lbs / 25.9 kg COCKPIT: 35.5" x 16.5" / 90.2 x 41.9 cm BOW HATCH: 12.75" x 7.5" / 32.4 x 19 cm STERN HATCH: 15.5" x 9" / 39.4 x 22.9 cm STORAGE CAPACITY: 162.8 L / 9933 cu in MAX CAPACITY: 300-350 lbs / 136.1-158.6 kg - - - - - - - - - - - Subscribe on YouTube (new video every Sunday!) http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thecyr Google+: http://profiles.google.com/jimcyr Twitter: http://twitter.com/thecyr Check out more videos from the gang at http://avoidingchores.com - - - - - - - - - - - Avoiding Chores is a collection of interests from a group of guys who do everything possible NOT to do chores. This involves getting into a number of interests such as: hiking, camping, outdoors, bushcraft, running, beer reviews, live hangouts and long term projects like living off the grid or stone carving. - - - - - - - - - - - #avoidingchores

Published by: Jim Cyr
Published at: ۷ years ago
Category: مسافرت و حوادث