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Kayak Review MURRELET by Pygmy Boats
Kayak Review  MURRELET  by Pygmy Boats Quantity in Basket: None
Code: KR_Murrelet_062012-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.

Our new 17' x 22" Murrelet line of touring kayaks has four different decks, two cockpit sizes, and two hull versions to choose from. The Murrelet 4PD (four panel rear deck)-v2 (Version 2 hull) reviewed here has a lowered rear cockpit for Greenland-style rolls, but a higher rear deck for additional storage space for extended trips. Her patented new arched cockpit combines a comfortably high 10.1" knee height with a very low 7.9" rear cockpit height. Her new seat-back design offers excellent comfort and back support, yet swings down out of the way during a Greenland roll, allowing the paddler to lie flat on the rear deck. The Version 2 reviewed here is Pygmy’s most maneuverable hull. While Version 1 tracks strongly, Version 2 features more rocker, cuts very sharp leaned turns, and is very responsive in the way Greenland technical paddlers enjoy. The boat reviewed has the standard 15.85" x 33" cockpit. A 17" x 33" cockpit is also available.
    –John Lockwood, Pygmy Boats

Length overall 17' 1⁄2"
Beam 22 1⁄8"
Cockpit size 16" x 33"
Cockpit coaming height
   Forward 11"
   Aft 6 3⁄4"
Height of seat 7⁄8"
Weight 43 1⁄2 lbs

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