Sevylor Kayak Hudson KCC360 kayak
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- 2 removable inflatable side chambers with soft cushin EVA pads
- Inflatable PVC floor with a double I-beam and completely covered by a nylon fabric for more stiffness.
- Bottom made out of heavy duty tarpaulin (PVC coated reinforced fabric) providing additional resistance.
- Elevated seats with high backrest and Paddle holders
- Bow and stern spray covers with Bungee cords and a zipper
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Sevylor Hudson Kayak The sporty Sevylor Hudson Kayak looks good and offers great performance. The adjustable and elevated seats have high backrest and bungee cords for practicality and fit and allow the kayak to be used by one person or converted for use by up to two adults and one child. Stable and comfortable, the Sevylor Hudson Kayak offers easy tracking, with directional strakes and removable fins to add to its manoeuvrability. Sevylor Hudson Kayak Product Features: Boston valves for easy inflation/deflation Comfortable and practical adjustable seats with high backrest Bow and stern spray covers for water protection Bungee cords for extra gear Removable fin and welded directional strakes for extra manoeuvrability Paddle holders Neoprene paddling guards for comfort Adjustable seats Spray deck Supplied with a PVC dry bag Wide shape for extra stability Inflatable heavy PVC floor with a double I-beam for strength and rigidity Nylon-covered hull with PVC coated reinforced fabric bottom for stiffness and durability Also included: Bag + Mano Supplied with a repair kit and owners manual Size inflated (cm) : 363 x 89 cm Weight (kg) : 15 kg Max. capacity adults : 2 Max. capacity children : 1 Number of inflatable chambers : 3 Maximum load capacity (kg) : 230 kg Standard :ISO 6185-1 Classification : III,B Packaging size (cm) : 76 x 45 x 24 cm You Might also be interested in Sevylor Accessories
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Caveats (I have found so far):
1. Because of the monstrous size it is significantly affected by changes of temperature in the air (usually downwards). If the water is colder than air by > 10C you will definitely need to top it up at least once.
2. It will dry easily and fully if and only if it is completely deflated and if you have taken the bottom bladder out. You need to move things around a bit while drying it. On a typical UK summer day 18-20C, overcast or sunshine and clouds it will take ~ 4h to dry it. If you do not take the bottom bladder out the time to dry is "forever" (as noted by many reviews on the Internet).
3. There is little or no feel of how much did you inflate the bottom bladder. You are better off with an inline manometer (not available on Amazon at present) or the proper Sevylor digital car pump which inflates to exact pressure.
4. The skeg is minimal and rather useless. This is a whitewater boat - it will is a bit "all over the place" because of its size and lack of stabilization. If you want to use it for deep water excursions you should consider some DIY-ing to fit a bigger skeg.
One issue to be aware of is that drying the craft is difficult because water tends to go in under the side chambers. You need to deflate it and then open up the gaps in the side to let air in, or put towels in there and let them absorb the water, and put it somewhere warm and dry. It may not matter if it's not completely dry but it will probably go moudly if it's packed away while still slightly wet.
Another thing is if you want to buy a kayak type paddle with blades at each end. If you want to do that. you will need a VERY long shaft on the paddle, because the canoe is wide and water will drip into the boat from the raised blade if a short paddle is used. 215cm is not nearly wide enough (I found from experience!) and 230cm is probably the minimum. Even longer than that is better, but hard to get hold of. If in doubt it's better to go for the normal canoe type paddles with a single blade.
If you buy this canoe don't forget to get paddles, life jackets and you'll probably want some strong nylon twine or rope to tie onto the front to tether it.
After a few uses, packing up becomes very easy, and while initially I struggled a bit inflating it with the Sevylor dual action hand pump, I realised there was something wrong with the pump, and once fixed, it's actually not been too bad. I am investing in a battery powered air pump though as it is a big craft.
I've had 2 adults and child in it, 1 adults and 3 kids, it's big and comfortable. It is also wider than typical kayaks so make sure you get longer paddles, I think I have the 2 part Sevylor 2.35m paddle which is excellent for this boat.
It was great on the water when there are no leaks.
However it was forever leaking on the inner bladders. Not through over inflating but the inner bladder is made of cheap material (similar to a child's rubber ring) which splits on the welded seams.
Had two replacement bladders which were exactly the same.
Went out one day and all three bladders leaked. You could not trust it.
It was also very difficult to dry. Almost impossible and if you didn't dry it you got mildew.
Go for high pressure canoe with no inner bladder.
However, it is very susceptible (as are all inflatable kayaks) to being blown by the wind as so much of it is above the water, and it is also very sluggish being so big and having so much of the kayaks bottom in contact with the water. Against a head-on wind it's like paddling in treacle which limits the amount of days it is suitable for use in exposed (especially coastal) waters. If you are wanting a fast kayak to use at sea look at a rigid not an inflatable kayak! When fully inflated to the specs in the instructions it does feel as though it could easily pop. We have always used it under inflated which slows it down in water but will hopefully lengthen the life of the boat and dramatically reduce the likelihood of splitting the seems which as you can see from other reviews, can happen quite easily especially on a hot dry beach when the air in the tubes expands. It is also virtually impossible to dry it out which will lead to mildew.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's ok and has been great fun for self and the family, but I am getting tire of having to repair splits in the tubes. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Garrick S.
Fantastic kayak!! Used it on a very windy day on a chopppy sea and it held it's own beautifully. Was also delivered very quick. Very impressed!Published 23 months ago by Raylene
There's nothing to rate about this beauty kayak.
I'm loving it and so are my children.
Thanks so much :)
I had one of these kayaks for 2 years it has 3 main airpockets or bladders and this is the 2nd time I have to change some of them. Read morePublished on 6 Jun. 2013 by onlinebilbo
Well made. Handles well in the water. Lots of extra features like the included dry bag. Great for getting kids onto the water.Published on 17 Aug. 2012 by Gav