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Petrel


Category: Kayaks
Petrel sea kayak bow
Petrel Sea Kayak Profile
Petrel

Designed for playing in rough open ocean water but suitable for ponds, bays, lakes and rivers, the Petrel is inspired by the original kayaks built by the Inuit people of Greenland. The hull has moderate rocker, chines that flow from soft near the bow to hard behind the cockpit. The design is very stable in rough conditions despite the narrow width that allows for easy, efficient paddling. The deck is kept low to stay out of the wind but is roomy where it needs to be for all-day comfort. The cockpit is large enough for easy access, but provides a fitted design for secure connection to the boat.The Petrel design is a great day-paddling boat for 170 to 220 lbs paddlers who want to play in rough conditions but is also well suited for lighter paddlers (down to 110 lbs) who want an easy to handle boat that is not oversized.The classic lines of the Petrel are striking. Don't build it if you don't want to talk to admirers in the parking lot before you go paddling.



DESIGN SPECS
Designer:
Nick Schade
Year of Design:
2006
LOA:
17'
Beam Length:
20"
Draft Length:
4"
Displacement:
250
Materials:
Wood
Fiberglass
Propulsion:
kayak paddle
Skill Level to Build:
moderate
Cost:
100
Website:
Contact Information:

54 South Rd

Groton CT 6340
Phone: 860 659 8847

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