2016 Catalogue - 40 Pages

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2016 Catalogue

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With the addition of designs and enhanced features across the 2015 line-up, we continue to improve upon the most diverse collection of kayaks in the world. We design, develop, engineer, and test our products to perfectly fit every individual’s paddling style and specific needs. Current Designs is proud to offer the fullest and finest lines of kayaks ever produced. “A Work of Art, Made for Life” is our motto, and we approach the creation of each kayak with this goal. Part art. Part science. Our equation for success is simple. Demonstrate the highest level of craftsmanship, performance and...

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W E M A K E T H E K AYA K S T H AT M A K E H I S T O R Y The West Coast of British Columbia is wild, beautiful, and home to some of the best sea kayaking on the planet. It was also the birthplace of Current Designs some 30+ years ago. Based on the idea of merging the best of North American and European design, the brand quickly emerged as a pioneer in the industry with boats that looked as good as they performed. As the industry grew, so too would Current Designs' commitment to innovation. New designs, refinements and enhancements are hallmarks of the brand. Beginning with the flagship...

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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! R E C R E A T I O N A L Extremely maneuverable - good for leisure trips, river floats, fishing, and photography. Profile Short and wide Water Calm Stability Super stable Fit Spacious S O L A R A If you want a rock solid stable kayak with a large open cockpit this is your kayak. M A T E R I A L S Composite Lighter,...

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Performance designs - good for all distances, expeditions Profile Long and slender Water All water - calm to big Stability Stable yet nimble NORTH AMERICAN STYLE If you want a stable kayak with some serious capacity, a seat Squall GTS roto Squall GT Solstice GTS Solstice GT Solstice GT Titan Equinox GT BRITISH STYLE If you want a snug fitting, playful kayak with smooth edging, graceful lines, a day hatch, a back band, and a skeg. Squamish roto Sirocco roto GREENLAND STYLE If you want a tight fitting, hard edging kayak, with an old school look, serious rolling ability, a back band, and a...

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The main aspects of performance and how they relate to each category. Recreational Efficiency How easily the kayak glides. Tracking How easily a kayak maintains a straight path. Maneuverability How easily the boat will turn. Capacity How much gear/weight the kayak can carry. Initial Stability How tippy a boat feels at rest. Final Stability How stable the kayak feels when tipped. 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...

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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. Fo r m Swede Form: Widest behind the cockpit, Swede form has a cleaner, longer, and more slender entry, giving efficient touring speeds and maneuverability. In shorter lengths...

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Rotational molding (roto-molding) uses a high temperature oven Durability, weight, strength and cost – Current Designs kayaks to melt polyethylene powder in a large rotating metal mold. This are manufactured by either vacuum-bagged composite lamination process produces a complete kayak hull and deck in a single or rotational molding. Both methods provide unique benefits step. Our rotomolded polyethylene models offer paddlers the that influence factors including weight, strength, durability, and ability to enjoy many of the unique benefits of our designs at an price. We use the most advanced...

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Vacuum-bagged composite lamination is the technology we chose to reinforce and strengthen areas without adding any substantial over twenty years ago for its superior properties. Originally devel- weight. This hands-on labor intensive process results in light- oped by the aerospace industry to manufacture ultra-light, strong weight, extraordinarily tough kayaks with an exquisite finish. 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. Composite Seams – All Current Designs...

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S O L A R A S Our recreational kayak family, the Solaras are perfect for warm days of exploration and enjoyment on your favorite waters, offering top of the line safety, security, and paddling fun for the whole family. Solaras feature extra large cockpits for easy entry and exit as well as an incredibly stable hull design. tion evolu ting tem ea ys tion evolu ting tem ea ys Solara 100 roto Maximum Load: 300 lb. The Solara 100 is a leader in its class offering the unprecedented safety of a twin bulkhead design. The dual bulkhead and hatch design also offers improved dry storage over most 10'...

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tion evolu ting tem ea ys tion evolu ting tem ea ys Polyethylene Length 14'6" Weight 83 lb Width 32.5" Depth 13" Options: Rudder (not shown) Paddle Park Hook and bungee straps hold your paddle securely within easy reach while your hands are free. Polyethylene Length 13'6" Weight 64 lb Width 28" Depth 13" Solara 145T Maximum Load: 600 lb. The Solara 145T is a super new recreational tandem kayak for easy, carefree excursions on you nearest lakes and lazy rivers. The Solara 145T has a unique sliding seat system that allows paddling tandem or, optionally, sliding the rear seat forward for...

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All Current Designs catalogs and brochures

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  2. 2013_Catalogue

    36 Pages