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Emotion Kayaks Spitfire 8 Sit-On-Top Kayak


    Emotion Kayaks Spitfire 8 Sit-On-Top Kayak

    With its full array of features, the Emotion Kayaks Spitfire 8 sit-on-top kayak brings the fun of sit-on-top kayaks to the water at an incredible value. See details

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    With its full array of features, the Emotion Kayaks Spitfire 8 sit-on-top kayak brings the fun of sit-on-top kayaks to the water at an incredible value.

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    With its full array of features, the Emotion Kayaks Spitfire 8 sit-on-top kayak brings the fun of sit-on-top kayaks to the water at an incredible value.

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    With its full array of features, the Emotion Kayaks Spitfire 8 sit-on-top kayak brings the fun of sit-on-top kayaks to the water at an incredible value.

    • Highly maneuverable 8 ft. length excels at fun and games in still waters and light surf, and stable hull inspires confidence
    • Slight rocker adds maneuverability and defined keel aids in tracking
    • Specially compounded polyethylene hull resists abrasion and UV light and offers durable good looks
    • Specialized blow molding process produces a strong hull of consistent quality
    • Seat back increases support and folds down when storing the boat
    • Molded-in footwells offer comfortable bracing for paddlers of different heights
    • Molded-in cup holder keeps beverages handy
    • Paddle ledges offer a secure place to store paddle when you need your hands free
    • Aft storage tank well with bungee rigging and cargo netting secures your gear; cargo netting works well with bulky items such as an extra paddling jacket or PFD
    • Scupper holes drain water from cockpit to ensure a dry ride
    • 39 lb. weight allows kayak to be transported by the solo paddler
    • Toggled carry handles and 2 side handles of the Emotion Kayaks Spitfire 8 ease transport to the water

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    Emotion Kayaks Spitfire 8 Sit-On-Top Kayak Specs
    Best use
    Flatwater kayaking
    Blow-molded polyethylene
    8 feet
    31.5 inches
    39 pounds
    Molded / plastic
    Not applicable
    225 - 240 pounds
    Hull construction
    Seat type
    Number of paddlers
    Hatch capacity
    Weight capacity (lbs)
    Tracking system

    Emotion Kayaks Spitfire 8 Sit-On-Top Kayak

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    Emotion Kayaks Spitfire 8 Sit-On-Top Kayak is rated 3.4444 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun, fun and more Fun This is one fun ride. Nimble. Quick. Stable. When I just want a quick float, I ditch my 14' yak and grab the Spitfire. Low stakes paddling. In and out of the water without much fuss. The great thing about this boat, is once you've reached a sweet spot on the lake, lay back, stretch your legs and catch some rays. Strap a cooler on the back and crack a can. Enjoy! Thing tracks just fine if you don't dip your paddle too deep. Light strokes. Go easy, bro. Even got a can holder. Nice! Wanna throw some bait out and catch supper? Yep. Easy on this rig. If you're worried about keeping your rear end dry, get a couple scupper plugs for the seat area. It's not like you're sitting in a pool of water, just except some to splash up, from time to time. But hey, I think a cool bottom feels mighty fine on a hot day! No biggie. The Spitfire is about having fun and getting wet. The price is right on! I got the lime green. High visibility for those speed boats.
    Date published: 2014-04-10
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for the price Great for the price. We use it on lake mead, and plan on taking it to Colorado. It's perfect for playing around and enjoying the lake, but my wife's 12 foot ocean kayak tracks better and is more responsive. It is very stable.
    Date published: 2014-03-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from fine kayak for the money The Spitfire 8 is fun, easy to paddle, and well worth the money. I added regular carry handles so that my wife and carry it easier. She's tiny (i.e., 110 lbs.) but quite strong, and can now carry the kayak easily with the add-on handles.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tracking Sales lady was excellent. After a nice experience with a Lifetime 8' sit on kayak, I wanted a second one to kayak with my wife. Emotion 8' kayak looked so much sleeker and had many details for convenience. But I was shocked by its very poor performance in tracking, I mean the kayak bow swung 20-30 degrees with each stroke!
    Date published: 2014-04-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great summer kayak This is a good entry level kayak primarily for summer fun(You will get a bit wet, not too much though with planning) As another reviewer said, the handles leave a little to be desired, but weight is low enough that one person can handle it. I've used in a variety of places and can say that it tracks fairly well for it's size and price. One caveat though, if you are much over 6 feet tall this will probably not be big enough for you. I'm 6 feet exactly and have just enough leg room.
    Date published: 2014-03-27
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from After 7 trips this boat almost sank Do not buy this boat. On my 7th float down very calm river water a rock or branch punched a hole in the bottom of this boat. My friend and I could not determine what was wrong with my boat but it was sinking. After a few miles we got out and found the hole. This boat was almost completely full of water. We drained the water and luckily we were close to our take-out destination. This could have been very bad. Also I loved this boat before this incident. This is my second emotion sit-on-top kayak. My first was stolen, so I bought another. The fact that a hole was able to be punched through the bottom of the boat on the 7th outing in very mild river water is not-acceptable.
    Date published: 2014-04-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect perfect for day trip flat water. light, easy to handle. love it!
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good starter kayak for the price This is a great beginner/casual kayak for the price. I actually bought this as a lake/river kayak for fishing. The kayak is very wide and short and as a result very stable (as far as kayaks go) and the sit top design let's me fish without restriction. I actually fish for salmon off this little guy and it gives me no problems. Yes, the tracking is a little bad but it's only 8' long without a rudder. However, as another reviewer mentioned, you can overcome this issue with the betterment of paddling technique. Also, this kayak is very durable and has taken a beating yet there's no signs of concerning wear on it. Overall: a great kayak for calm waters.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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