Question about Wilderness Systems Pungo 140 Kayak
Should I buy a plastic or fiberglass kayak?
Plastic and fiberglass are the two materials the majority of kayak manufacturers are using today. Plastic kayaks are lower priced, have the largest selection of models and are known for being tough. The down side of a plastic hull is that it doesn't hold an exact shape, it's softer (therefore slower). It's close to weighing the same as fiberglass but you can't perform field repairs on it. Fiberglass is approximately $1000 dollars more for the equivalent-length plastic boat, but the hull is much stiffer, faster through the water and you can repair it. The down side to fiberglass is that it's more expensive, and if you drop it off the top of your car, you can crack it
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
Before buying a kayak, it important that you consider some of the following points:
1)Use: Are you using it for long paddle trips on the sea or short trips on the lake? There are different kayaks to suit your needs and use requirements.
2) Weight: Your weight along with the weight of your belongings. You do not want a kayak that is too big because it may not be easy to use in rough conditions.
3)Kayak Length: Similar to skiing and snowboarding, longer kayaks will increase speed. If this matters to you, then shop around for longer kayaks.
4)Performance: Often, retailers tout some kayak models as being the best kayaks and while that might be true, make sure you getting something that will perform to your needs, kayak level, and water conditions. Even the best kayaks out there may fall short of your needs, or might be too much for some individuals.
This is just a short list of things you will want to consider when buying a kayak. Other things you will want to consider are your skill level and the type of material you want. Each design and kayak type offers the user something different.
Posted on Dec 21, 2017
Posted on Jul 03, 2016
The right question is what do you want to do with your kayak? Usage will guide choice of kayak style, size, material, etc. Plastic takes more general abuse, in most situations. Fibreglass will be faster for the same style, and more elegant.
Posted on Jul 25, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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