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Climb into the Necky Kayaks Manitou Sport Kayak and get ready to play like a pirate on the open seas. The short length, soft chine lines, and molded-in rear skeg make this hull maneuverable enough to sneak up on unsuspecting yachts and pleasure barges while maintaining stability in rough, windy conditions. It tracks straight for efficient paddling over long distances and when laden with your latest haul of plunder. Novice buccaneers will appreciate the comfortable, adjustable seating, while intermediate scallywags will love the fact that there's more than 60 liters of stern storage for all sorts of extra booty.
The Necky Manitou Sport Kayak is a stable kayak for recreational boating. Plenty of space within the cockpit for easy entry and exit, with an Active Comfort System 2.0 seat for comfort and Performance during your paddle. A drink holder hangs onto your favorite beverage and a single back hatch hangs onto a cooler or extra gear you'd like to bring along as you paddle out to that island in the middle of the lake. At just under 11 feet of length, this boat moves with an efficiency that will impress. Features of the Necky Manitou Sport Kayak Stern Quick Seal hatch with Cross Lock? buckle system and bulkhead Support Track foot brace system Foam tHigh pads ACS 2.0 (Active Comfort System 2.0) seat
Designed for superb stability, the Necky Manitou Sport™ kayak is destined for fun times on the water. 10 ft. 11 in. length and shallow hull with extended keel turns effortlessly, tracks well and offers high maneuverability. High-volume bow cuts through wave and chop with ease. Tough and affordable Polylite™ linear polyethylene hull provides long-lasting wear and resists UV degradation; molded-in graphics won't peel or fade. Large cockpit makes it easy to get into the boat. Adjustable foot pedals keep you in a comfortable paddling position. 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. Large stern hatch with neoprene seal and hardshell covers provides space for your day-tripping gear; stern bulkhead helps keep gear dry. Bow and stern deck rigging securely stow excess gear, recessed deck fittings provide increased durability. Reflective perimeter lines enhance visibility, and recess in stern deck makes it easier to do a paddle float self rescue. Toggle handles ease transport to the water.
The Manitou Sport from Necky is a thoughtfully scaled down rec version of a sea kayak, with a comfortable cockpit opening and a highly efficient hull. The boats extended keel design provides smooth tracking and a high volume bow offers a dry ride. High-volume bow offers a drier ride. Stern bulkhead and hatch with water-resistant neoprene cover to keep gear dry. New active comfort seat has ergonomic high seatback, reduces fatigue. Ergonomic toggle carrying handles for easy carrying and loading on car top. Recessed deck fittings and stern and hatch bungees to stash easy-to-get-to necessities such as a pump. Adjustable foot pedals let you customize for a perfect fit. Ergonomic toggle carry handles at either end for easy portaging or loading. Convenient cup holder in seat to help keep you hydrated during longer paddles. Comfortable cockpit opening in this scaled down recreational version of a sea kayak. Highly efficient hull offering performance usually only found in higher performing boats. Seals spray skirts and cockpit covers that are size 4.2 will fit this cockpit. Seals spray skirts and cockpit covers that are size 4.2 will fit this cockpit.
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