Looksha 17

 

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:  Necky Kayaks

Length:  17’6”

Beam:  23.75”

Cockpit:  33” x 17”

Capacity:  350 lbs.

Weight:  Fiberglass 54 lbs., Carbon 49 lbs.

Material:  Fiberglass, Carbon

Price:  $3300 + shipping

Options:  Carbon + $1200, Red, Yellow

The Looksha 17 composite is a sporty touring kayak designed to cover some distance. Featuring the Extrasport seat pad with back band, composite thigh braces and a rudder system, it’s designed to get you where you’re going as efficiently as possible. One of Necky’s most popular designs, its stability and high volume allows paddlers to bring the kitchen sink without compromising performance, making it perfect for camping and longer paddling trips.

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