Looking for some advice regarding finding which plastic (roto) kayaks are the fastest. I have been paddling for a couple of years with primarily 12'-14' recreation boats but am looking for something that I can use for more fitness/speed training. I know that FG or other composites are generally the speed kings, but I sometimes paddle or portage in conditions that might not be hull friendly to these materials, so plastic is probably my best choice. I know that Prijon has their Barracuda model that along with their proprietary plastics is a fast boat, but also one that requires "attention" at all times. I realize that speed and stability usually don't go hand in hand. 6'-3" Male, 215 lbs. Most of my paddling is on flatwater, inland lakes in the Adirondaks (no ocean travel for me). Thanks for any advice
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The Nordkapp RM ...|
Posted by: wetzool on May-07-12 10:36 PM (EST)
is a fast plastic boat, but like other Nordkapps does require a certain amount of attention.
hurricane cat 5|
Posted by: radiomix on May-07-12 10:40 PM (EST)
Pyranha has their Speeder, or whatever|
Posted by: g2d on May-07-12 10:41 PM (EST)
Tempest 170 .|
Posted by: string on May-07-12 11:14 PM (EST)
Ocean Kayak Sprinter|
Posted by: clydehedlund on May-08-12 5:14 AM (EST)
Designed by Greg Barton should do the trick with all the speed you can produce. No longer made in the USA, but now made in New Zealand. Just saw a used one on Craig's List selling for the same price ($650) that it originally sole for, more than 12 15 years ago.
How fast do you want?|
Posted by: Marshall on May-08-12 6:46 AM (EST)
Do you have a certain speed or time that you want to make?
Hull shape |
Posted by: willi_h2o on May-08-12 1:18 PM (EST)
A plumb bow makes the entire length of the boat
Posted by: old_user on May-13-12 1:34 AM (EST)
it seemed really, really fast today.
Posted by: nickjc on May-08-12 4:33 PM (EST)
The etain has much more initial stability but not as much speed.
Posted by: Peter-CA on May-08-12 5:03 PM (EST)
I have a Prijon. It's a Cruiser not a|
Posted by: suntan on May-08-12 9:00 PM (EST)
Posted by: poleplant on May-09-12 2:09 PM (EST)
I have the prijon barracuda. Use it most of the timein rivers, lakes and bays. If I know conditions will be a little rough I take my valley aquanaut. Otherwise the 'cuda can handle a lot.
Posted by: Marshall on May-09-12 3:36 PM (EST)
Thanks Marshall, I'll be buying in June|
Posted by: suntan on May-13-12 8:14 PM (EST)
Valley Nordkapp, Etain or Aquanaut|
Posted by: Gavin on May-09-12 3:01 PM (EST)
depending on what other uses you will have outside of just speed.
Posted by: Kocho on May-13-12 12:46 PM (EST)
If you look at the Wild Water and similar racers from Pyranha (Speedster), Perception (Wavehopper), Cobra (Viper) you will be hard pressed to find a faster boat in plastic that is under 15-16 feet or so.