Kaskazi Duo has been designed to handle effortlessly both on and off the water.
Never before has a double kayak offered such user friendly attributes and rough
water capability, together with expedition touring range and load carrying
is only slightly longer than a solo touring kayak, making her easy to transport,
easy to carry and easy to store. I carry our Advanced GRP Sandwich Duo and put
it on or off the roof rack single handed, there are not many doubles that can
boast portability of that nature. The weight of the standard Kaskazi Duo is not
much more than many solo tourers. This fact is appreciated by couples, or a
parent and child combination, where solo handling might be necessary. If you opt
to pay the extra for an epoxy Duo, then you will have a fully rigged, double
kayak of similar weight to most single sea kayaks. In this construction she only
Kaskazi Duo has its cockpits closer together than normal tandem kayaks but
without sacrificing legroom, this makes it easy to turn and neutral in high
winds as the main bulk of the weight is concentrated over the centres of
buoyancy and action. Having paddlers towards each end creates inertia in waves
and provides resistance for turning. The Duo avoids this and handles beautifully
in any conditions.
chined V hull is extremely stable and comfortable in big sea conditions. The
stability is very welcome for kayak schools and tour operators, who need to
build confidence in their clients quickly and yet have kayaks that can be relied
upon to provide comfort over long distance touring and expedition voyages or be
easy on a day paddle. The Kaskazi Duo was purpose designed for these situations.
is built with triple bulkheads for additional security and comes fitted with a
rudder deployed or lifted by means of an outrigger up/down haul. The foot
controlled steering in the aft cockpit is adjustable over a wide range of leg
lengths, 6ft 3in is no problem! Deck rigging and two large, well sealed
hatches with rubber seals, nylon covers and moulded outer hatch covers as
standard. The weights stated are for the fully rigged kayak ready for the water.
Kaskazi Duo is a mid volume, double sea kayak that is suitable for everything
from day trips to extended, open ocean expeditions. This kayak handles
brilliantly in rough conditions while still being reasonably fast on flat water.
Very stable without being excessively wide in the beam, high payload capability
for extended expedition use without getting bogged down and can still be fun in
the surf. Easily capable of maintaining 6.5 knots with only half the drag per
paddler of a solo tourer going at 5.5 or 6 knots (see table below).
efficiency of the Duo is down to the slightly rounded mid section for stability,
her fine bow for wave cutting and the finely tapered stern section for improved
water flow aft. Add to that the low windage and you have a very comfortable
kayak with predictable handling in all conditions and an easy cruising speed in
excess of 6 knots and capable of over 8 knots for shorter distances. This
translates into a kayak that novices appreciate and experienced kayakers enjoy.
If you take the technology developed for the extremes of Ocean Yacht Racing
and high speed powerboat racing and apply it to kayak construction, the result
is an extremely stiff kayak with incredible impact resistance and ultimate
durability. The increased performance in terms of straightline speed is only
marginal, where the extra performance will be felt is in the acceleration,
quicker turning ability, immediate reaction to body input and the ability to
catch and run with swells. The amazing feel of a truly lightweight and rigid
kayak is hard to explain, you have to experience it to fully appreciate the
Franken - 1998, Reworked
or Carbon/Kevlar/Foam Core/Epoxy/Vacuum Bagged
: 32 kgs
seat for all day comfort. Deck Rigging, Carry Handles, Rudder with uphaul
and downhaul, Length adjustable Pedal controlled steering.
GRP Sandwich construction
of hull and deck, then fitted with both an internal and external seam.
fibreglass bulkheads to prevent hard spots in the hull.
fibreglass seat, securely bonded in place.
the carry handles, cockpit area. The bow and stern are massively
reinforced to withstand huge impacts.
to width ratio
m aft 0
m aft 0
at 200kgs Displacement = full expedition loading