Day Touring Kayaks
22 May 2013!
How to Search Day Touring Kayaks On Our Web Site:
30- Quality Day Touring Kayaks are grouped together below in an alphanumeric order with each kayak offering a precise 'Frontenac Outfitters Review', indepth Boat Statistics, Suggested Canadian Retail Prices, plus our own unique 'Kayak Skills Rating System'
Day Touring Kayaks Brief History:
Day-touring kayaks design and quality features bridge the gap between recreational and performance sea kayaks. They represent a mid-range in overall performance, design, fit, quality and price. Day-touring, sometimes referred to as transitional kayaks are the fastest growing segment of kayaks in North America today. They can be a good choice for beginner to intermediate paddlers who mostly do day trips with the odd overnight trip, in normally protected waters.
Day touring kayak lengths begin about 12 feet and go up around 15 feet. Generally longer and narrower day touring kayaks are more efficient and able to handle bigger water conditions than recreational kayaks, but yet are not as efficient as sea kayaks. Day-touring Kayaks have both front and rear hatches and have bulkheads, which provide dry storage and add floatation. Day-touring Kayaks offer reasonable deck rigging and tend to have comfortable, higher backed, adjustable seat systems and thigh braces. Boats may have a foot controlled rudder system, a retractable skeg or have nothing at all. Regardless, performance and safety features will be of a 'mid-range quality', which is less than those found on sea kayaks.
Canadian 2013 MSRP Retail Prices:
Day Touring Kayak prices made in 'Polyethylene' begin about $600 and go to about $1500, higher quality kayaks made in 'Thermoform' range from $1450 to about $2500, and 'Fibreglass' kayak prices vary between $2000 and $2500
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