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
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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