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  • Thermoformed ABS plastic hull provides high abrasion- and impact-resistance coupled with superior UV protection so your kayak looks like new for years to come
  • Shallow V hull with pronounced chine provides an optimal blend of speed and stability while also allowing for advanced edging and unparalleled tracking
  • Cockpit offers a close-fitting, performance fit and feel
  • Updated for 2014, the adjustable, multi-position seat offers excellent back support, quick adjustment and cushy comfort
  • Neoprene padding on leg bracing in the cockpit improves comfort and control
  • Cockpit-adjustable footbraces fit most paddlers and integrated thighbraces increase overall comfort
  • Channel-mounted and individually tubed rudder lines ensure a smooth and kink-free operation of the rudder and spring-loaded skeg system
  • A low-profile front day pod and day hatch are within easy reach, and 2 main dry storage areas provide ample space for your gear
  • Press-Lock hatch covers create a watertight seal with a specially designed gasket that envelops the rim of the hatch with an easy push
  • Bungee deck rigging at bow and stern retains extra gear; safety straps aft of cockpit and nylon perimeter lines aid in paddle float self-rescue
  • The Delta 16 kayak with Rudder features ergonomic, retractable rubber grab handles that are easy on the hands
  • Made in Canada


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Best Use Sea Kayaking
Material(s) Thermoformed ABS plastic
Length 16 feet
Width 22 inches
Depth 12 inches
Weight 50 pounds
Cockpit Size 32.5 x 16 inches
Seat Type Padded / Foam
Number of Paddlers 1
Hatch Capacity (Bow) 4,796 / (stern) 7,323 / (day hatch) 427 cubic inches
Weight Capacity (lbs) 330 pounds
Tracking System Skeg / Rudder
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I have a very long back, and would like to know if there is a way or a kit to install a higher back support than the one on this boat. I tried it at maximum height, and I'd like to get about 5 inches more height. Any ideas?

Asked by: jeffmphoto
I don't know if you *can* put an extension in, but I know you don't want to put one in. Touring kayaks are designed with low seat backs for a specific set of reasons. 1. While going into a "power" position to paddle, you lean more forward/upright. 2. While doing a self-rescue, the seatback is either mashed down/forward as you slide back into the cockpit or scuffs along your legs/PFD... a higher back would make it more difficult to attempt a re-entry. You can find several recreation kayaks that have much higher backs, or contact a touring kayak manufacturer to see if they might do a special fitting for you.
Answered by: marlana80
Date published: 2017-02-12
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