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Eddyline Caribbean 14 Sit-On-Top Kayak

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    Eddyline Caribbean 14 Sit-On-Top Kayak

    The obvious quality of the Eddyline Caribbean 14 sit-on-top kayak enhances the fun of being on the water. Hop in and get out there! See details

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    The obvious quality of the Eddyline Caribbean 14 sit-on-top kayak enhances the fun of being on the water. Hop in and get out there!

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    The obvious quality of the Eddyline Caribbean 14 sit-on-top kayak enhances the fun of being on the water. Hop in and get out there!

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    The obvious quality of the Eddyline Caribbean 14 sit-on-top kayak enhances the fun of being on the water. Hop in and get out there!

    • Similar to its shorter 12 ft. relative, the Eddyline Caribbean 14 sit-on-top kayak features additional space for accessories and a slightly narrower body for covering distance
    • Lengthened cockpit suits large paddlers or those looking to carry lots of gear for day trips of fishing
    • Unique hull construction offers the looks and performance of a composite kayak with the durability of plastic
    • Named Carbonite 2000 by Eddyline, a co-extruded ABS laminate creates a hull that rivals the qualities of fiberglass
    • Plastic is first shaped into a 2-layer sheet with durable interior and an abrasion- and UV-resistant exterior
    • Sheet is then thermorformed into the hull of the kayak using very high temperatures and a vacuum
    • This 2-layer plastic laminate offers incredible stiffness and a hard, glossy appearance that resists abrasion and impact while remaining easy to repair
    • Gull wing hull configuration provides high initial stability without sacrificing its excellent tracking or efficient forward motion
    • High-backed adjustable seat provides additional comfort for longer paddling excursions
    • Removable seat includes fittings made from tough but lightweight plastic instead of the typical metal buckles that can scratch up your kayak
    • Multiple hatches provide access to interior space; flat and accessible mounting surfaces provide ample space for mounting accessories
    • Spacious tank well is configured for a milk crate or 5 gal. pail; forward end of the cockpit features a platform for box storage
    • Retractable carry handles, paddle holders on both sides and multiple flat spots for accessories are perfect finishing touches for a fully equipped kayak you can take anywhere

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    Eddyline Caribbean 14 Sit-On-Top Kayak Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Kayaking
    Thermoformed ABS
    Plastic
    14 feet
    29 inches
    51 pounds
    Padded / foam
    1
    Unavailable
    400 pounds
    None
    No
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    Hull construction
    Length
    Width
    Weight
    Seat type
    Number of paddlers
    Hatch capacity
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    Tracking system
    Foldable

    Eddyline Caribbean 14 Sit-On-Top Kayak

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    Eddyline Caribbean 14 Sit-On-Top Kayakis rated3.0out of5by1.
    Rated3out of5byfromHas some issuesIn addition to my Eddyline 14, I own a Hobie Adventure and a Hurricane Phoenix 120. About 90% of my kayak use is fishing in the ocean, and I have to admit that the Hobie is my kayak of choice. When fishing, it's hard to beat pedaling, since it keeps my hands free. And the Hobie gives me a significantly greater range compared to any paddling kayak. But, I do use the Eddyline, primarily for situations that require a beach launch. The Eddyline paddles nicely and tracks well (even without a rudder), and has excellent primary stability. It has lots of flat surface area, some of which is specifically designed for fishing (e.g., Scotty mounts). Although I very much like those aspects of the boat, it does have some strange quirks---it sorta feels like a work in progress. In a lot of cases, I get the distinct impression that Eddyline did things differently, just to be different, not necessarily to be better. Some examples: 1) Seat --- The seat uses an odd attachment system. It works, but I see no no advantage over standard straps/clips. More significantly, the stock seat itself is so uncomfortable as to be unusable, at least for me. The seat bottom is paper-thin, the seat slides around as you paddle, and the seat back provides no support (other than that, it's a great seat...). So, I use the Apex "Crack of Dawn" seat, which works extremely well for me. But for a kayak in this price range, you shouldn't have to buy an aftermarket seat. 2) Side carry handles --- These look really cool (carbon fiber, woohoo!), but they had to made a big cutout in the side so these rigid handles would fit. This has the effect of lowering the entry point for water by a couple of inches, and in rough conditions, it does result in some additional water in the cockpit area. Less "cool" but more practical handles would make a lot more sense. 3) Center "console" --- If you don't purchase the console cover (an extra 70 dollars or so), you're left with a place where water puddles (not to mention fish goo) with no way to drain. So, IMHO, the console cover is an absolute must. Again, for a kayak in this price range, you should not have to pay extra for something essential to the design. I have installed the console cover and it works, but seems a bit flimsy (see the next point), especially considering the price they charge. 4) Hatches --- The front hatch and the (optional, but necessary) console cover are both surprisingly flimsy. I'd be surprised if the console cover survives long under heavy use. In addition, the rotating lock system is easily fouled by sand or dirt. I've had to completely remove the lock-knobs and clean out underneath after fairly routine beach landings, just because a small amount of grit got under there. 5) Track system --- They use a rather flimsy track system. It's fine for mounting a fishfinder or GPS, but there's no way you could even consider putting a rod holder on there. At the risk of sounding like a broken record... for a kayak in this price range, I'd expect something more. 6) Retractable front/rear handles --- Another feature that looks cool, but probably is not the most practical/robust thing. The bottom line? It's a great paddling kayak, but definitely has some issues. Personally, I believe the PVC material Eddyline uses is inherently superior to the rotomolded polyethylene that most manufactures use. So, hopefully, Eddyline will work out some of these kinks in the next iteration, since this design has a lot of potential.
    Date published: 2013-08-31

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