Dirigo 106

 

Discovery 169 - 16’9”

Discovery 169 - 16’9”

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North Shore Trading Company

39130 North Shore Drive

PO Box 98

Fawnskin, CA 92333

909-866-3414

info@gopaddleacanoe.com

Maker:  Old Town

Length:  10’6”

Beam:  27.75”

Cockpit:  38” x 18.5”

Capacity:  275 lbs.

Weight:  42 lbs.

Material:  Polyethylene

Price:  $750 + shipping

Options:  Yellow, Cherry (Red/Black), Sunrise (Yellow/Orange), Cloud (Blue/White)

The time-tested Dirigo 106 is beloved for its friendly, easy-to-paddle nature. A roomy cockpit and excellent initial stability make this a perfect choice for almost anyone. Easy grip thigh pads help make the Dirigo 106 efficient and easy to control and maneuver on the water. Equipped with the bomber OT Cushioned Seat and a stern Click Seal Hatch with bulkhead, the durable Dirigo 106 is all you need to get started in the sport of kayaking.

Beam - Width of a kayak when measured at its widest point

Bulkhead - A partition inside the kayak that creates a separate watertight compartment for gear stowage and safety buoyancy

Chine - Where the curving sides of the hull gradually merge into the bottom

Cockpit - The opening in the kayak deck in which the paddler sits

Deck - The top of the kayak

Keel -The centerline ridge that runs along the hull of the kayak from bow to stern that helps maintain a straight course and provides stability

Rocker - The upward sweep of the keel toward the bow and stern. The more pronounced the rocker, the easier the kayak is to pivot

Stability - How easily the boat stays right-side-up in the water

Primary Stability - Primary stability is the relative stability of a boat that is sitting flat on the water right-side-up. A wider base gives increased primary stability

Secondary Stability - Secondary stability comes into play when the boat is turned on its side. The more surface area touching the water equals better stability. Good secondary stability helps keep the kayak upright when the paddler's balance goes beyond the primary stability

Skeg - A small fin mounted on the stern keel that provides increased tracking in windy conditions on rudderless kayaks