The Pinguino 145-4PD (four panel deck) has morphed the recreational kayak design of the Pinguino 145 into a stylish surf kayak and rolling machine. Her smaller, arched cockpit design (17x33” instead of 19x36”) allows a closer paddle stroke and a very low rear cockpit height to facilitate Greenland style Eskimo rolls. This version has been created for people who like a snugger fit or want to take the Pinguino 145 into the surf zone or rock gardens where they will brace or roll the boat. The lower deck also makes it more ergonomic for smaller folks who may have a tighter paddle stroke, or who don’t want the huge cockpit commonly found on recreational kayaks. Like the entire Pinguino series, the stability and maneuverability of the Pinguino 145 4PD make her a great boat for messing about, cruising rivers, lakes, ponds, wetlands, and gunk holing the coast line.
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Used the strapless hatch system from CLC (bungee cords inside hatches instead of straps on the outside). Not sure how they will perform in heavy waves, but we will see. Also tried inlaying fabric on the hatches, to match my Swift paddle. This turned out amazingly well the hatches really pop on the deck and look great. topped it off with Graphite bottom (less work needed when you re-finish boat varnish etc -ditto for strapless hatches).
All in all a gorgeous boat, and lots of head turning going on when she's car-topped. Maybe I'll get an Arctic Tern 14 next - with a matching paddle / hatch inlay, LOL!