PAKESSO

The Pakesso is both compact and lightweight. The rudder will appeal to the novice paddler by allowing them to easily steer the kayak in adverse conditions. The skeg-equipped Pakesso will delight intermediate paddlers looking for maneuverability and control in a small package. A more experienced paddler will appreciate the reverse hard chine combined with a semi-arched hull. Standard equipment includes a rudder or skeg system, a comfort seat, thigh braces, recessed settings and deck lines.

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Primary Stability

Primary stability is a reflection of how stable the kayak feels while sitting still on a calm body of water. A high primary stability is perfect for beginners, photographers and fisherman alike.

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Secondary Stability

Secondary stability is the stability felt while edging the boat (leaning the kayak on one side using your hips). A kayak with a poor secondary will require a stronger bracing technique to edge with confidence.

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Handling vs Tracking

There is no right or wrong answer here. A kayak that tracks more (more grey) will be easy to keep on a straight course. A loose kayak (more blue) will be easy to turn on a dime and change direction quickly.

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Speed

This is the general speed of the kayak, combining acceleration, cruising speed, top speed and how easy it is to keep.

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Storage

This represents the total inside storage volume the kayak offers. Rudder equipped kayaks tend to have more storage compared to skegs that take up some space in the rear hatch. A high rating for storage is perfect for a touring paddler.

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Flat water

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Rough Water

expeditions

Day touring

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Multi-day touring

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Small sized paddlers

Length Width Cockpit Kayak Weight FG / KV / CA* Recommended weight of paddler
14’6” (4.42 m) 22 1/2″ (59.06 cm) 16” x 30” (41 x 76 cm) 46 / 45 / 39 lb (20.9/19.5 /17.8 kg) 90 to 225 lb (41 to 102 kg)
Recommended load limit Total Volume Type of Chine Steering System Béluga skirt size
260 lb (118 kg) 103 gal us (390 l) Reverse hard chine SKEG or RUDDER Large

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