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Kayak Review Journey by Jackson Kayak
Kayak Review Journey by Jackson Kayak Quantity in Basket: None
Code: KR_Journey14_082012-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 design criterion for the Journey was to create a boat that would allow a beginner to be confident while learning proper kayaking skills and not become bored once those skills were acquired. I wanted to make sure that the Journey was stable enough for someone getting into a boat for the first time but that it also had the ability to get on edge and carve turns. This combination is key to having a kayak that advances kayaking skills and one that an experienced paddler can also enjoy. The Journeys (13.5 and 14) are offered with an optional SmartTrack rudder/foot brace system, but due to the boat’s ability get on edge and to nicely carve turns, the beginner needs to use the rudder not as a crutch but as a tool to fit the situation. Based on the number of instructors who are now teaching out of the Journey and using the Journey as the go-to boat for students, we feel our first foray into the touring market has met its goal.
    –Tony Lee, Jackson R&D

Length overall 13' 11 1⁄2"
Volume 15.1 cu. ft.
Beam 25 1⁄8"
Cockpit size 16" x 32 7⁄8"
Cockpit coaming height
   Forward 12"
   Aft 8 5/8"
Height of seat 1"
Weight 63 lbs.

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