Zegul Greenland T Kayak 17/8.5 Review
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to grab one of these exquisitely designed European Craft from Canada’s Tahe & Zegul Kayaks Experts!
Breathtakingly beautiful, the Zegul Greenland T kayak is one of the most well recognized kayaks on the planet! Johan Wirsen, one of Europe’s most prolific designers, thoroughly crafted Zegul’s Greenland series to be true to heritage with classic lines closely replicating Inuit / Aleut peoples’ original ‘Skin-on-frame’ designs.
The Zegul Greenland T kayak is the mid-sized boat Zegul’s family of ‘Greenland Kayaks’ which includes the smaller Greenland 17/7 and much larger Greenland GT 17/10. At a glance the Greenland ‘T’ 17/8.5 looks almost identical to its smaller 17/7 sibling, however a few significant differences exist between the two kayaks:
The most eye-striking difference is the T’s much larger ‘Key Hole Style Cockpit’. The ‘T’ is also a full 1.25 inches wider and is slightly deeper than the 17/7. The end result is that the Greenland ‘T’ accepts a larger paddler fit range. Our paddle team experts found the T satisfied a wide range of medium to large sized paddlers between 140 to 200 lbs. The larger ‘Keyhole style cockpit’ and new upgraded multi-adjustable thighbraces optimize the ‘one-with-boat’ fit sought for enhanced boat control and kayak paddling skills refinement. The Zegul Greenland T’s gear capacity is also slightly larger than the 17/7 version.
In 2017 the Zegul Greenland T was upgraded with a multi-adjustable back rest to further improve the paddler’s fit. The back rest is manually adjusted using a nut & bolt system that offers virtually unlimited customization. It takes some time to hone in your perfect fit and the back rest cannot be adjusted on the water. However, once you’ve got it placed exactly where it’s needed, you’ll appreciate the comfort that’s provided!
Strikingly beautiful Zegul Marine’s Greenland Kayak Series build quality is the kayak industries best by a long shot. One glance at their 3D C-Core’s glittering ‘gold / silver’ stainless steel weave through its Carbon/ Kevlar hull combine with its Kevlar seam and alligator skin pattern instantly garner impressive shouts of glee from everyone who sees them!
Incredibly fast Zegul’s Greenland Kayaks are the most efficient kayaks we have ever carried in our +30 Years in paddlesports. Stunningly quiet and unobtrusive, Zegul’s Greenland Kayaks effortlessly slice through water like a hot knife carves through butter. Incredibly agile to paddle the hull’s slight rocker and hard chine provide a ‘surprisingly stable platform’ for nimble maneuvers and responsive edging.
Greenland Kayaks ultra-low sheer line is also virtually unaffected by adverse weather conditions, and the feeling of being so close to the water is simply inspiring. The crafts long, narrow, sleek form effectively slices through the water and combines with hard-chined sides with a Moderate Vee hull for razor sharp tracking. The extremely low deck heights both forward and aft enable effortless layback & forward rolls and provides closer than normal encounters with nature.
Handcrafted to reflect its heritage Zegul Kayaks Greenland T closely replicates Aleutian peoples’ original ‘Skin-on-frame’ Greenland designs. Small & medium sized Greenland-style purist’s love its inspiring performance in rough & windy conditions.”
Originally created by the Inuit for hunting and stealth, skilled paddlers have long since embraced Greenland Kayaks as play boats and rolling machines. More recently however, Greenland Kayaks are increasingly entering the main stream kayak marketplace due to their incredible efficiency and stunning beauty. The Zegul Greenland T offers the ultimate choice – paddlers can combine easy Greenland style rolls and paddling techniques with the very latest advancements in lightweight composite materials and manufacturing processes.
Want to see what all the excitement is about? Frontenac Outfitters is Zegul Kayaks largest North American kayak dealer, so why not visit the Pro’s to test-paddle Zegul’s Greenland Kayak Series and grab one while you still can!
Ever considered using a Greenland Paddle or Aleutian Paddle to experience the tradition of Greenland kayaking? We are proud to have a relationship with Jill Ellis, owner and maker of Adanac Paddles, who handcrafts beautiful Greenland style paddles – better yet, she even puts on workshops that allows you to make your own! Jill is exceptionally talented and will build a paddle specific to you and your needs. To view her products or to inquire about making your own paddle or having one custom made, Click Here to visit Adanac Paddles website!
Hatches: The Zegul Greenland T Kayak 17/8.5 has 3 Kajak Sport VCP Style rubber hatch covers that are easy to use & are extremely watertight.
Bow: round 10” / 24 cm, Stern: oval 17”x 10.25” / 44 x 26 cm, Day: round 6” / 15 cm and 3 composite bulkheads with fibreglass seams.
Outfitting: Cockpit includes a multi-adjustable back band, padded seat pan and integrated composite / padded thigh braces.
Other Features Include: Aramide/Kevlar seam Retractable skeg system Exquisitely finished deck with recessed deck fittings Perimeter safety lines Spare paddle deck beads
Material Lay-up Stocked
3D C-Core Layup Construction- Weight 40 lbs:
Kayaks built with this method are finished with a clear carbon hull with a stainless steel interweave. Carbon fabric is utilized to provide an even tougher & stiffer kayaks. This production method combines vacuum technology with the highest quality epoxy resin and several types of carbon fiber, carbon/aramide, and glass multiaxial fabrics. These kayaks are probably the highest quality carbon core built kayaks in the industry. All Zegul 3D C-Core kayaks are build using full HD LRA core layup in the hulls. Decks are built using sandwich construction and are reinforced with carbon/aramide technology and infused Kevlar seam.
Note: Zegul Kayaks ‘Greenland’ Series colour combinations are vibrant & complex. Accordingly, we suggest you call us for descriptions.
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