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Kayak Review Squamish by Current Designs
 
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Reviewed in the February 2003 issue.

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 Squamish was designed for small to medium-sized paddlers who are after a smaller sea kayak with manageable performance. This boat was designed for day tripping or weekending, although it can go on longer trips with careful packing. Our goal was to create a sporty and fun touring kayak that beginners or experts will enjoy paddling. Additional design goals were to give the Squamish good handling, beautiful lines, a playful personality and a classy feel. We chose polyethylene as the material for this boat but have kept the weight around 50 pounds. The Squamish is also very affordable and extremely durable. The Squamish tracks beautifully in calm water but comes alive in the rough stuff. The paddler has a great deal of control from the cockpit of the Squamish. Our seat, thigh braces and backrest are designed so that the paddler can control the boat easily in all conditions and even do advanced maneuvers. Rolling is a breeze with the very low stern deck design. We are delighted with the finished product and feel that a small to mediumsized paddler who is looking for something special should consider paddling a Squamish.
    -Brian Henry, Current Designs

BOAT SPECS:
Length overall 1561/4:
Beam 23:
Volume 10.39 cu. ft.:
Cockpit size 15 1/4 x 29 3/4:
Cockpit coaming height:
    Forward 11:
    Aft 71/2:
Height of seat 11/4:
Weight 511/2 lbs.:
Center of buoyancy* 49%:


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