Impex Kayak Temiskawa Tandem
19 feet 8 inches (6 m)
25.5 inches (65 cm)
Cockpit size (inside dimensions) 17 x 32 inches (43 x 81 cm)
86 pounds (39 kg)
|Suggested Paddler Weight||
90-260 pounds (41-118 kg).
"The more the merrier"
Who ever came up with this famous quote was certainly onto something. There is something to be said for being able to share with friends, family and loved ones something we are so passionate about.
Like the rest of our line we have come up with an easier to paddle and handle double. There are several great expedition doubles out there, so why try and clutter things with another version.
Short, narrower and certainly lightweight, the Temiskawa allows more people to enjoy the benefits of Tandem paddling on a less than expedition size trip. By no means turning our backs entirely on tripping, we do offer over 9000 cubic inches of storage capacity, however we feel the 86-pound weight and short 19 feet 8 inches will be the stats that appeal to our customers.
Although shorter, at only 25.5 inches wide there is an efficient water line that moves along well and keeps its hull speed even with paddlers of different strengths and during alternating paddler rests. As in most doubles the length and width make it difficult to turn with leaning and paddle strokes.
To accommodate easier maneuverability we use the benefit of a foot controlled rudder system, for easier paddling. Impex Kayaks has worked hard to create a unique line of kayaks, we feel the Temiskawa is a great fit for those who don't see the need for alone time.