Qaanaaq 512 Description
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Water Field Kayaks
Qaanaaq 512 Reviews
I was completely surprised…
The first thing that I noticed in the WF kayak was how much room there is in the cockpit. The upper deck actually has curves formed into the shape that work as thigh braces. There are no foot braces. My boat came with 6 pre-cut and shaped pieces of foam that replace braces. This was a solid support, but also gave me plenty of room to move my feet around.
Now for the hull speed. Wow.. really fast right from a dead stop with very few paddle strokes. It weighs in at 37 pounds so I guess that directly translated to less energy expended to paddle it. I found it to be extremely responsive to every input that I gave to it. It rolled with ease and was very comfortable on it's side during balance braces.
I compared the glass work between the Water Field and my Tahe when I got home. The craftsmanship of the WF is excellent. It is my opinion that the WF boat has a higher density fiberglass than my Tahe and has a stiffer feel to it.
Though I love my Tahe, I have to give the Water Field the title of the better boat.