Abaco 13.5 Tandem Sit-On-Top Kayak
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Our lowest priced rigid tandem kayak isn't just an awesome value.
It's an awesome kayak!
Our Abaco 13.5 Tandem Sit-On-Top Kayak has the same features as our popular solo kayak, the Abaco 9.5, only we added extra seats and a deck hatch. This kayak is designed so that novice and experienced paddlers alike will enjoy recreational paddling in conditions ranging from flat water to flowing rivers to small surf. Why does buying a tandem over a solo make sense for a lot of people? In a word: versatility. There's not only the social component to paddling together as one, you also benefit from increased speed with double the number of paddlers. And if storage space is an issue, one tandem takes up less space (and costs less) than two solos.
If you're new to kayaking, why choose a sit-on-top over a sit-inside kayak? While you're more likely to capsize with a sit-on-top kayak, getting back in is much easier for beginners than learning the eskimo roll with a sit-inside. The center of gravity is higher and a little less stable, but you have a better view of the water (and potential obstacles) around you. Since you are also more open to the elements, expect to get wet. You'll want to wear clothing that dries quickly if the water's warm or provides warmth when you're in cold water environments.
The tri-hull design with Fish-Form profile on the Abaco 13.5 combines stability and speed for fun and adventure on the water for everyone in the family. This buoyant design also gives you the capacity to carry a whopping 550 pounds including everyone and their gear. Made from roto-molded polyethylene, it's flexible and impact resistant so it will endure many years of the drops, dings, scrapes and various other "oops" moments in the typical life of a recreational kayak.
The Abaco 13.5 features a roomy cockpit with several details that make it comfortable for most paddlers. A molded-in foot brace system allows you to adjust your leg positions for optimal paddling and then shift positions or stretch out during the day as needed. Scupper holes are found in several places so water that finds its way over the deck will automatically drain out so you won't sit in a puddle of water all day.
The seats are where this kayak brings more to the party. Two adults will fit comfortably in the furthest bow and stern seats. There's also a middle seat that's perfect for bringing along your first born, man's best friend or to sit in if you're paddling solo for better weight distribution. Although the seats are molded-in, you can add adjustable, padded back supports and/or padded seat bottoms (sold separately) if you'd like.
Deluxe bow and stern rigging give you places to stow items like dry bags (sold separately), jackets and other essentials within easy reach. The Abaco 13.5 includes an 8" diameter deck plate that conceals a dry storage hatch amidships. There are also lots of pad eyes positioned around the deck so you can attach a multitude of accessories. Bow and stern handles not only help with portaging, they also provide handy tie-off points for docking or anchoring your kayak. Molded-in side handles at the proper balance point for one person to carry it, molded-in cup holders and a stern deck well with scupper holes complete the feature set.
If you don't already own them or it's time to replace the ones you have, remember to order kayak paddles and life jackets (both sold separately) so you'll be ready to splash your kayak as soon as possible!
- Roto-molded polyethylene
- 13'6" length
- 34" beam
- 74 pounds
Abaco 13.5 Tandem Sit-On-Top Kayak
|Hull Construction||Roto Molded|
|Seat Type||Two; Molded-In|
|Warranty Details||Three Years (With Product Registration)|
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