Necky Looksha 17 with Rudder

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Necky Looksha 17 Sea Touring Kayak - The Looksha 17 Kayak is a sporty, high-volume touring kayak designed for covering distance. With high initial stability, excellent glide and outstanding acceleration, it ensures that strong currents, tides or 4' wind chop up won't slow you down. Designed for all day comfort the ACS seat features a visible, intuitive adjustment system, multi-laminate construction for optimal support and softness, an enhanced seating surface for superior air-flow and drainage and lateral stabilizers which lock the seat in place for that 'one with the boat' feeling. The four-way adjustable seat tailors individual backrest height, thigh support, lumbar support and backrest angle to provide a truly customized ride. The retractable aluminum rudder helps tracking in wind and strong currents, and can take lots of abuse. When stowing gear, you'll find the bow and stern hatches are the largest hatch openings ever designed by Necky. The easy to open Cross Lock System also means getting into your hatches is simple. It carries a lot of gear, and its big, yet 'performance' fit makes it perfect for longer camping trips or just a day of sightseeing.

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The sporty, high-volume Looksha 17™ kayak with rudder delivers superb stability and speed, making it ideal for covering long distances quickly in moderate conditions. Tough-as-nails Linear Select™ super-linear polyethylene hull provides long-lasting wear; molded-in graphics won't peel or fade. Tenacious V-shaped hull doesn't let strong currents, tides or wind chop slow it down. Multichine design and extra rocker allow this kayak to move easily in rough conditions. New for 2010, the Active Comfort System (ACS) seat offers a convenient and intuitive adjustment system. Orange pull straps provide 4 separate adjustments: backrest tilt, backrest height, lumbar support and thigh support. Lateral stabilizers lock the seat into the boat to maximize responsiveness; finger channels on the seating surface enhance airflow and drainage. ACS seat base uses a tri-laminate construction that's similar to a running shoe, providing support where you need it and softness where you want it. Comfort Fit™ thigh braces further enhance responsiveness and control. Adjustable foot pedals accommodate different size paddlers; controls in cockpit deploy foot-pedal-controlled rudder. Rudder assists with tight maneuvering and tracking in rough conditions; rudder catch protects deck while bungee retains rudder during transport. Fully bulkheaded bow and stern hatches with flush-mount hatch covers provide generous dry cargo storage for extended voyages. Cross-Lock™ System on hatches secures cover with quick and easy entry; inner neoprene covers offer extra water protection. Tray under hull just forward of the cockpit offers convenient storage for small items. Bungee deck rigging secures extra gear for easy access. Carry toggles at bow and stern allow easy portaging to and from the water; reflective perimeter lines enhance safety during re-entry.

- REI