Belfast, Maine 04915
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"A very fast kayak that still handles the wind, chop, swells and currents you want in this type of boat without demanding extreme balance skills. I can legitimately average just over 6 mph for 2 hours in calm water (GPS verified)." --Customer Review on Paddling.net
he Q700 is a medium volume touring kayak with exceptionally clean lines that is well-suited for day trips, extended trips, fitness paddling, and racing. Speed, speed, and more speed is what you will get from this incredibly efficient hull.
Similar to design to the Q600, it has a longer waterline for an even higher hull speed and a slightly roomier cockpit to accomodate larger paddlers.The Q700's 21 inch beam and 17'5" waterline make for almost effortless cruising.
Its long waterline and low profile aid tracking, especially in windy conditions. Meanwhile, the slight rocker of the hull (from bow to stern) enhances maneuverability. Despite its length, the Q700 can be turned quickly and easily, which gives it a sporty and responsive feel. This is not just a straight-ahead cruiser like some of the bigger expedition boats. In fact its maneuverable enough to be used by guides and those who frequent narrow twisting rivers.
The rounded "v" hull shape (in cross-section) of the Q700 provides a surprising amount of both primary and secondary stability for a 21" boat. True to its designer's intent, the Q700 feels very solid at high angles of heel.
The Q700 provides a great ride in following seas -- again feeling very stable but accelerating easily to stay on the front of a wave. For these reasons, it is a great boat for intermediate and advanced paddlers -- and for athletic novices who like challenges.
This is a very comfortable boat that will especially be appreciated by medium-sized and larger paddlers. The new deck design provides plenty of room for knees and thighs and allows a long deep cockpit that is easy to get in and out of. Yet the narrowness of the cockpit and (optional) thigh braces also provide excellent control.
The Rapidpulse Deluxe Touring seat is easy to sit in for long trips. Additional outfitting details include foam thigh braces, 1/4" deck elastics, deck lines, flush fiberglass hatch covers with safety tethers, composite bulkheads, SealLine foot braces, and bow & stern carrying toggles.
|Options include SealLine SmartTrack rudder, skeg, thigh
braces, compass, deck pump, and fishing rod holder. Colors include Canada Red, Expedition Yellow, Sky
Blue, Gulfside Teal, and 9 others -- or you can choose your own.
The Q700 is also available with stern hatch only (Q700S), or with no hatches (clean deck). (These options reduce both cost and weight for paddlers who don't require 2 storage hatches).
Q700 kayak in kevlar layup (46 lbs., add $300.00), kevlar/carbon (42 lbs., add $450.00), or carbon fiber (38 lbs., add $600.00).
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