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Kayak Review Pace 18 by Tiderace
Kayak Review Pace 18 by Tiderace Quantity in Basket: None
Code: KR_Pace18_102012-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 brief for the Pace18 was straightforward enough: derive as much speed as possible out of an 18-foot-long hull and still keep it as a seaworthy Fast Sea Kayak (FSK) as defined under the Sound Rowers guidelines. Between its plumb bow and transom, the waterline length is maximized, and the rounded cross-section compliments this by reducing wetted surface area as much as possible. Though designed to be paddled at 5 knots and above, the traditional expedition hatch and bulkhead configuration give the Pace18 an alpine-style touring capability, while the keyhole cockpit with thigh braces, molded seat and backrest gives the kayak a rough-water capability and easy rolling position. The pedal-operated rudder takes care of steering while the paddler focuses on an efficient forward stroke. Suitable for racing, fast training or lightweight touring, the Pace18 fits paddlers up to 6’ 2” and 220 lbs.
    –Aled Williams, designer

Length overall 17’ 11”
Beam 21 3/8”
Cockpit size 16 1/2” x 30 1/2”
Cockpit coaming height
   Forward 12 3/8”
   Aft 7 1/2”
Height of seat 1”
Weight 56 lbs.

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