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  1. Jay Pom on June 8, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    There are more advantages of owning a composite kayak over a plastic one then just price and weight. They are also faster on the water, and more efficient, which is great for long distances. That doesn’t mean that plastic kayaks don’t have their place in the market. Personally, I could own both and I would use them both in different situations. But I have no room 🙁

  2. nealkinevil on June 8, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    I use my plastic boat at work and my fiberglass one for my weekender.

  3. CARRAROE BOUNCING CASTLES on June 8, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    GREAT VIDEO VERY EDUCATIONAL 👍👍👍👍

  4. Colorado Kayaking & RV on June 8, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    I am looking at getting a spray skirt for my Carolina 14. This video had some good information to consider. I would love to sea kayak some time. My kayaking now is limited to mountian lakes in Colorado.

  5. bowrudder on June 8, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    Ah, the Sirocco! A beautiful boat.

  6. KAYAKING IRELAND on June 8, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    GREAT VIDEO VERY EDUCATIONAL 👍👍👍

  7. Carlo Giovagnoli on June 8, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Well, excellent tutorial! My old "Rainbow Oasis" in polyethylene 425cm long weighs 23 Kg. My "new" Qajaq Kaylhoa in fiberglas of 471 cm weighs only 19 kg !! But it is also true that the fiberglas is much more "delicate" !!

  8. romakayak on June 8, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Does anybody remember a kayak from New Zealand called Ecobezhig? It was about 17 feet long and sold in the UK by perception canoes.

  9. Miroslav Drábek on June 8, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    It is always important in – what skill level the kayaker is – he finds … And what he want trains … And if the kayak lends to someone … But thanks for the inspiration …

  10. waxed link on June 8, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Thanks for this overview. This way great for me…a newby!

  11. dc9mm2 on June 8, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Not all Plastic kayak have glued in foam bulkhead. Valley plastic kayaks have welded in plastic bulkheads. I also disagree about the weight being much much more as you put it. Maybe 6 to 9 pounds more. No doubt heavier but not HUGE. COST difference is HUGE though. Composite are crazy high in the 4 to 5 grand range now. Plastic 1000 to 2 grand at the most.

  12. WatchMeStress on June 8, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    I prefer the more care free ownership of a plastic boat. I don’t worry about beaching it on a rocky shore and dragging it in with 100 lbs of gear inside.

    I would cringe doing that with a $4000 fiber boat. Buy I’m more about kayak camping and exploring than being fast.

  13. curtis mcmanus on June 8, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    Great Video , I’m new to sea kayak’s , have a sit on kayak now but spotted a carbon sea kayak cheep in price ! But worried about being trapped in them and the spray deck etc but the video shows very easy to get in there unlike a normal river canoe as you have to sit on the nack and slide in , and out if upside down very scary but the sea kayaks look much larger hole to get in there ! very cool video , think the one I’ve seen will be owned tomorrow !

  14. Michael Dooley on June 8, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    hahahahha the poor plastic kayak! classic! awesome videos as always

  15. Joe O's Channel on June 8, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    Must be at least 15 years since I paddled plastic kayaks. Been composites for me now for many years, sea kayaaking as well as canoeing.
    Nice video though.

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