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PYGMY BOATS INC


COHO (A) www.pygmyboats.com • $995–$1,025


The sweeping curves of its award-winning, multi- chined hull and cambered deck make an efficient and attractive ride for a novice or an experienced paddler. Magazine review: “The Coho is my hands-down favorite, the combination of light weight and superb handling make this a wonderful boat.” The Coho-Hi has an additional 1.5 inches of deck height for folks with shoe sizes larger than men’s 12.


Fiberglass-Wood-Fiberglass Composite (Stitch n’ Glue Kit) | Length: 17’6’ | Width: 23” | Cockpit Dimensions: 33” x 17” | Standard: 39 lbs, $995 | Hi: 42 lbs, $1025


PYGMY BOATS INC


ARCTIC TERN 17 (B) www.pygmyboats.com • $935–$965


This award-winning kayak tracks well, carves leaned turns and behaves itself well in wind and waves. Magazine review: “The hull design is top-notch, it combines superb rough water handling, good tracking and turning, and outstanding surfing ability for a touring kayak.” The Arctic Tern Hi has an additional 1.5 inches of deck height for folks who wear shoes larger than men’s 12.


Fiberglass-Wood-Fiberglass Composite (Stitch n’ Glue Kit) | Length: 17’ | Width: 23” | Cockpit Dimensions: 33” x 17” | Standard: 39 lbs, $935 | Hi: 42 lbs, $965


INNOVA


SWING I (C) www.innovakayak.com • $599


The Swing is the lightest portable decked kayak on the market at 22 pounds. PVC-free, the Swing is stiffer when inflated and much faster to set up than comparable craft. Since the Swing uses a tubeless construction, the kayak is also easy to dry and pack away. Its decks are urethane-coated ripstop polyester


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and feature fore-and-aft zippered access for gear storage and cleaning the interior. An optional spray skirt is available.


LitePack Rubber-coated Ripstop Polyester Cloth | Length: 10’6” | Width: 33” | Cockpit Dimensions: 30” x 20” | Capacity: 220 lbs | Weight: 22 lbs


TRAK PERFORMANCE FOLDING KAYAKS


T-1600 (D) www.rethinkkayak.com • $3,399


Updated for 2012, Trak’s T-1600 performance folding kayak is one of a kind. If you think you need to compromise performance to get your touring kayak to unique paddling locations, think again. TRAK’s rigid, adaptable hull gives optimal performance in various paddling conditions and for diverse skill levels (beginner to expert), and offers the ability to navigate big ocean conditions and flatwater alike. It only takes 10 minutes to assemble or pack away.


Material: Polyurethane/Aluminum | Length: 16’ | Width: 22.5” | Cockpit Dimensions: 31.75” x 16.5”| Capacity: 300 lbs | Weight: 48 lbs


PYGMY BOATS INC MURRELET


1PD/2PD/4PD/SDC (E) www.pygmyboats.com • $1,029–$1,059


Long, sleek, and fast the new Murrelet kayak is designed with a low rear deck and rear cockpit height for easy Greenland rolling and reentry. It has good initial and secondary stability for its width and is suitable for intermediate paddlers. It has four deck and two hull versions. Hull version one tracks strongly; hull version two is rockered for high maneuverability.


Fiberglass-Wood-Fiberglass Composite (Stitch n’ Glue Kit) | Length: 17’ | Width: 22” | Cockpit Dimensions: 33” x 15.8” | Weight: 36 lbs | SDC: $1,029 | 2PD: $1,044 | 4PD: $1,049 | 1PD: $1,059


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