The Pelican is a sit on top touring kayak with the emphasis on user-friendliness.
Shorter than traditional touring kayaks, the Pelican is very nimble and easy to handle. It has significant rocker on the stern in order to make it very responsive to the rudder, therefore it tracks well with the rudder but not without the rudder. The rocker on the bow makes it a pleasure on downwind runs. Two large hatches allow you to store all the gear you need for extended trips. Carry handles are fitted on either side at the point of balance.
The Pelican has large volume which provides excellent stability and load carrying capacity. The cockpit and foot wells are deep which enhance the comfort and back support and increase stability due to the low centre of gravity. The trade off is that the foot wells are less likely to drain completely depending on load and forward speed.
The Pelican is suitable for all paddlers from novices through to experienced.
- Comfortable cockpit with back support
- Tracks well with the rudder and turns fast
- Excellent all round stability
- High load carrying capacity
- Large hatches
- Two bulkheads
- Rudder with up-haul / down-haul
- Pedal steering with self-adjusting rudder lines
- Drains in the footwells