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Delta Kayaks Owner’s Manual

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Delta Kayaks Owner's Manual Welcome and congratulations on your purchase! At Delta Kayaks we are not only accomplished manufacturers, but also passionate paddlers. We have combined our extensive kayaking experience with innovative designs and the most advanced materials and methods to create some of the finest thermoformed kayaks available. Our focus on detail is evident in both our kayaks' appearance and performance and we are confident that you will enjoy our beautiful crafts for many years to come. Please take some time to read over this owner's manual. It will help familiarize you with the many benefits and features of your kayak to help you get the most out of your paddling experience. Delta Kayaks1 Unique Design and Construction The shape and designs of our kayaks are created using the latest computer modeling and analysis software ensuring that each boat performs at an optimal level for its intended use in various conditions. Delta Kayaks are moulded from highly specialized thermoplastic materials. The kayak's hull and deck are a multilayered construction featuring a "Solarkote" exterior layer for the ultimate protection against fading and weathering. This material gives our boats the high lustre finish, vibrant colors, and excellent abrasion resistance that will provide many years of virtually maintenance-free service. The substrate or secondary layer is a very tough high impact ABS thermoplastic providing a rugged backup to the Solarkote surface layer. These materials have a higher impact strength than composite fiberglass and gel coats and are also easily polished or repaired if required. Unlike polyethylene boats, our thermoformed kayaks are far less likely to deform in the sun or on your roof rack because they have a higher heat deflection threshold. You will also find our boats to be among the lightest on the market making lifting and transporting easy to manage. Consideration for the environment is also a major part of our philosophy at Delta Kayaks. While you are enjoying your kayak in the outdoors, you can be confident in the knowledge that Delta Kayaks are made from materials and construction methods that tread lightly on our planet. Unlike the construction of composite kayaks which release free styrenes and harmful emissions during processing, the thermoformed materials used to make Delta Kayaks are safe to manufacture and are completely recyclable. There are always risks involved in sports and kayaking is no exception. It is very important to be aware of these before you embark on your paddling experience. Although kayaking can be a very safe and fun-filled activity, paddlers at the beginner stage should note that they may be particularly at risk in unfavourable conditions, such as bad weather or rough waters. It is important to learn how these conditions affect kayaks and their operation. In addition, it is crucial to know how to re-enter your kayak in the event of a capsize, particularly if this happens in cold water. It is also advised that you paddle with a partner at all times so that there is someone available to assist you in the event of a capsize or other emergency. Wearing a PDF is vital to your safety while paddling as well as the proper clothing for the appropriate conditions. These are only preliminary guidelines and Delta Kayaks strongly recommends that you take a course from a certified instructor and learn as much as you can about paddling to ensure your experience is as safe as possible.

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1. Handles are large, padded grips that remain warm when wet and in colder temperatures. 2. Security "D" ring inside the cockpit allows easy and secure cable locking to your roof rack. 3. Hatches provide larger than average dry storage to facilitate loading and stowing of gear during long expeditions. 4. Adaptive deck bungee configuration allows convenient and easy use for securing gear to the 5. Long waterline enhances glide and efficient cruising speed. G. Easy Up-Haul allows you to effortlessly locate 7. Foot braces are easy to adjust. In models with a rudder, braces are gas pedal-style...

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Rudder System The Delta Kayaks rudder system has been made specifically for our kayaks. The Up-haul and Down-haul are located directly underneath your left elbow (See Image 1). To lower the rudder blade into the water, locate and grasp the ball furthest to the back of your kayak and slide it forward. To bring the rudder blade back to its holder on the deck, once again grab the ball that is furthest back and pull it forward. When beaching your kayak or pulling into shore, be sure to retract the rudder blade to avoid damage. Do not carry your kayak by We use a gas pedal-style pedal system...

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Your Delta Kayak is designed to be as durable and maintenance-free as possible. However, there are some simple measures you can take to ensure that your kayak stays in the best condition possible giving you many years of use and enjoyment. The built-in Solarkote finish resists against abrasion and harmful UV rays. All that is required is washing with a soft cloth or sponge and warm soapy water. Whenever possible, avoid dragging your kayak on rough or rocky surfaces. If minor scuffs and abrasions do occur, we recommend the use of Novus or similar polishing products. Note: Neuer use strong...

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Your thermoformed kayak is made with materials that, if required, make repair very simple. Review the following repair methods below to determine the best course of action to take for your kayak's particular Scratches and abrasions can be repaired by carefully wet sanding with 400 grit wet-dry sandpaper, followed by BOO grit. Use a cut polishing compound, such as Novus #2 or #3, to bring the finish back to its original high polish. If a leak is found in a bulkhead or deck seam we recommend sealing the problem area with Devcon Plastic Welder (methyl methacrylate), which is a two-part...

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Delta Kayaks Warranty Delta Kayaks is pleased to accompany the finest thermoformed kayak with a three-year limited warranty to the original owner of the kayak. You must register your kayak by filling out the registration form below and sending it by mail or fax to Delta Kayaks within 30 days of purchase in order to initiate the warranty. In the event that you realize a problem exists, please contact the retailer where you purchased your kayak and they will be able to assist you with your claim. The Delta Kayaks Warranty covers defective materials or workmanship for a period of three years...

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