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2013_Catalogue

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f o The Story The West Coast of British Columbia is wild, beautiful, and home to some of the best sea kayaking on the planet. Adventurous explorers had long been using sea kayaks as the craft of choice to travel these magnificent waters when Brian Henry started paddling the coastal waterways. But Brian was a visionary, and as time went by, he saw the need for better boats and equipment for true kayak enthusiasts. It was at this moment in the late 1970’s Current Designs was born. Brian started small, as most boat builders do, designing and building kayaks to enable his friends and him to...

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Eric and Meg relaxing on Sand Island near Bayfield, WI. Sand Island is one of 21 islands comprising the Apostle Islands National Lake Shore also known as The Jewels of Lake Superior. Photo: James Netz Photography / jamesnetz.com With the addition of the new Solara family of recreational kayaks we continue to extend the most diverse collection of kayaks in the world. We have designed, developed, engineered, and tested our products to fit every individuals paddling style and needs perfectly. We continue to offer the fullest and finest lines of kayaks ever produced. "A Work of Art, Made for...

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CD employees staff demos, clinics, symposiums, and other paddling events all over the world. Come talk with the experts, let them help guide your decision, and get out on the water. Check out our events calendar for a list of upcoming paddling events near you. www.cdkayak.com/events.php Join the Current Designs social network to keep up to date on all our factory supported events, news, updates, special promotions, giveaways and more! Connect with us and other kayaking enthusiasts like you! facebook.com/currentdesigns youtube.com/currentdesignskayaks Erin enjoys a sunny afternoon paddling a...

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All Current Designs Kayaks are handcrafted from the finest materials and proven technologies available. Every kayak we manufacture undergoes strict quality control before leaving our factories. We take pride in every kayak we manufacture knowing it will deliver a lifetime of enjoyment. All Current Designs kayaks are warranted to the original owner against manufacturers’ defects in materials and workmanship for life. If you ever experience a product failure due to a manufacturing or materials defect, we will repair or replace it without charge at our option. Damages due to negligence,...

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your kayak What kind of kayak are you looking for? Find your category. START Recreational Boat Profile: Short and wide Water: Calm Stability: Super stable Fit: Spacious ----------------Extremely maneuverable - good for leisure trips, river floats, fishing, and photography. Transitional If you want a rock solid stable kayak with a large open cockpit you want a: If you want a rec. kayak that still has some quality paddling performance you want a: Solara Kestrel Rotomold Solara 100 Solara 120 roto roto S-M S-L Solara 135 roto M-XL Rotomold Composite Solara 120 Kestrel 120 roto M-XL Kestrel 140...

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Paddler size and fit We don't publish recommended paddler weights due to differences in physical proportions and paddling experience. This chart gives you a general idea of the range of paddler sizes each kayak was intended for. The best way to find a kayak that fits you right is to get in and try it! Boat Profile: Medium length and width Water: Calm to medium Stability: Stable Fit: Engaged ----------------All around kayaks - great for short to mid range touring and skill development. Materials Composite = lighter, better performance, more $$$ Rotomold = durable, less $$$, heavier Small...

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The main Aspects of Performance and how they relate to each category. The of l al ion itiona eat ring ns cr Re Tou Tra Good Better Best Efficiency: How easily the kayak glides through the water. Good Better Best Best Better Good Tracking: How easily a kayak will keep going straight. Maneuverability: How easily the boat will turn. Length A longer boat will track straighter, glide further, and travel faster which makes long boats the most efficient. Length also adds to stability and capacity. A shorter boat is easier to handle and can be more maneuverable. Good Better Best Capacity: How much...

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Rocker The degree of curvature in the hull from bow to stern defines the rocker. More rocker improves the ability to maneuver the kayak, especially in rough water. A kayak with little or no rocker will track very well and travel efficiently, but may be more difficult to maneuver. We carefully control rocker to deliver the right combination of maneuverability, speed, and seaworthiness appropriate for each kayaks intended use. Form Swede Form: Widest behind the cockpit, Swede form has a cleaner, longer, and more slender entry, giving efficient touring speeds and maneuverability. In shorter...

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Jay vacuum bagging the deck of a kayak. Photo: Jake Greseth Vacuum-bagged composite lamination is the technology we chose over twenty years ago for its superior properties. Originally developed by the aerospace industry to manufacture ultra-light, strong components, we refined that same process to deliver the lightest, strongest, and most durable kayaks available. Today we are a recognized industry leader in this field. Vacuum-bagged composite lamination uses vacuum to eliminate any excess resin, which improves strength and decreases weight. We also utilize 3-D non-woven core materials in...

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