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Lightweight - Opaque gel coat hull - looks the same from the outside as Fiberglass but lighter by 8lbs. according to the literature and the P&H weights are generally conservative. Similar strength and durability (some will argue pros/cons) to fiberglass
Ultralight - Clear Coat outer gel coat. Carbon/Kevlar cloth visible. Trims another 3lbs. or so off the weight vs. Lightweight layup. Scratches do show and requires a bit more care.
Expedition Carbon Kevlar (generally not advertised state side and special order only)- Opaque gel coat hull - heavier than the fiberglass layup and darned tough and stiff.
Which flavor are you looking at?
Good choice on the Keel Strip. It volunteers itself for the abuse of everyday scuffs/scrapes. That's usually a feature I order for all the stock P&H Cetus' I order.
See you on the water,
The River Connection, Inc.
Hyde Park, NY
PS: just read your other post and saw the Options you were looking at. Normally those additional options of CK Hull, KV Keel Strip & factory installed compass is about $900 in savings. Who doesn't like leftovers, eh?
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