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For sea kayaking, day touring, and fishing. Used for search and rescue by the Canadian Ranger Kayak Patrol on the west coast of Vancouver Island and outfitters as far afield as Papua New Guinea, the Helios is both versatile and rugged. It comes with its own deluxe drybag/backpack that will fit in an airline overhead bin. And when you reach your destination, you can set up in less than 10 minutes(really!) . Use the Helios to explore rivers, paddle along ocean shorelines, or go fishing in the back country. A Helios boat won the predicted log section of the 97 San Juan Challenge, averaging 3 knots over the 40-mile course in winds gusting to 45 knots. Helios II EX - fully rubber-coated Nitrylon fabric construction throughout. Nitrylon is rugged, dries fast, and is easy to keep clean. Features: Deck netting and gear bungees Adjustable footrest Carry handles Drybag/backpack Optional foot-controlled rudder available. The Helios was chosen twice for a Readers Choice Award from Sea Kayaker magazine in the inflatable kayak category. The award was based on the results of a reader survey taken every three years. RIVER RATING: Class I RIVER RATING: Class I LENGTH: 12ft. 6in. WIDTH: 30 in. WEIGHT: 33 lbs. LitePack version, 36 lbs. Nitrylon EX version AIR CHAMBERS: 3 Main CAPACITY: 396 lbs (2 person) PACKED DIM: 20x14x8 in. MATERIAL: 1200-denier Nitrylon & LitePack, or all-Nitrylon - No PVC! INCLUDES: Drybag/backpack for transport *When using the Helios as a sea touring kayak, we recommend purchasing the foot-operated rudder for precise control.
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