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Kayak Review Compass by Seaward
Kayak Review Compass by Seaward Quantity in Basket: None
Code: KR_Compass140_122012-DLD.pdf
Price: $4.95
The entire review is available as a PDF and includes sea-trial reports, stability graphs, cross-section drawing, speed/resistance figures and the response from the designer.

The Compass was designed to provide a crossover platform between traditionally shorter recreational boats and longer, full touring kayaks. Primarily designed for day use and weekend trips, it excels at short trips—from one to three days—and playful usage in open water. The modified Swede form hull moves a majority of the width just behind the cockpit increasing both rear-loaded and fully unloaded stability. Shorter than full-touring length and with rounded chines, the Compass makes a good choice for surf and general playfulness. The slightly wider stance provides initial and secondary stability that is similar to recreational boat profiles while still retaining a large amount of hull speed for its length. The peaked deck retains the classic Seaward deck profile, providing excellent water-shedding lines. The Compass is for paddlers between 140 and 190 pounds, but can fit a range from 120 to 210 pounds.
    –Seaward Kayaks Design Team

Length overall: 13' 9 3/8"
Beam: 23 3⁄4"
Volume: 14.0 cu. ft.
Cockpit size: 16 3⁄4" x 30 1⁄2"
Cockpit coaming height
   Forward: 12 1⁄2"
   Aft: 9 1⁄4"
Height of seat: 3⁄4"
Weight: 55 1⁄2 lbs.

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