Delta 16 - Rudder
Solarkote Thermoform ~ 50 lbs / 22.7 kg
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Delta Kayaks 16 W/ Rudder Review
Delta kayaks 16's Sexy, Hot Looks, sleek, narrow lines and a Shallow Vee hull design make the 16's the Ferrari Sports Cars of the Delta Kayak Line! Don't let the boats sleek lines deceive you... this is a definitely an intermediate to advanced, big water, sea kayak for a wide range of paddler sizes seeking to improve their skills tong term.
New for 2014 the Delta 16 comes equiped with Delta Kayaks' innovative Click & Lock Adjustable Contour Seat System. This seat provides simple adjustability forward and aft both on and off the water giving you the right fit every time! The Delta 16 also features Delta's Press-Lock Hatch Covers bow and stern and comes standard with a convenient Low Profile Centre Day Pod!
Frontenac Outfitters "Paddle-Team" were some of the very first to test Delta Kayaks soon to be released 16... and "WOW were we ever impressed" with its looks and its exceptional performance. The combination of a shallow Vee hull, moderate rocker and hard chines provides predictable initial stability and endless secondary stability. Delta Kayaks 16's bow has been carefully crafted to include a sharp entry point low on the bow to aid tracking but quickly flares out to create buoyancy and lift in big-water situations.
"Hi Larry, I bought the red Delta 16 (rudder) from you last week. Just want to let you know that I took it out on Lake Ontario for a long paddle yesterday and it is spectacular! This kayak is exactly what I was looking for in all areas. My kayaking buddies are also quite impressed by it! Thanks for taking the time to let me try it before I bought it.
If I decide to upgrade in a few years I will be back to Frontenac Outfitters"
Sincerely, Kurt - April 2011
On Deck, 3- large hatches incorporate Delta's new press-lock hatch covers for endless watertight storage. This boat literally eats gear as it offers almost twice the storage of some sea kayaks its length! The Delta 16's foredeck hatch is conveniently positioned between your knees, thus its perfect for GPS & digital camera storage yet does not inhibit wet entries and exits. Curved, easy-drain bulkheads virtually eliminate water from the cockpit during rescues. Total Seat Control (TSC) facilitates trimming the ergonomic seat a full 4 -inches (forward or aft) to optimize paddler fit, which ensures excellent contact points to better control edging, bracing, rolling etc. Comprehensive deck rigging with reflective perimeter lines, quick release self rescue straps, a molded in compass mount, and comfort grip handles that stay warm finish the deck.
More importantly, Delta uses Seadog Gas Peddle style rudder system (vastly superior to sliding peddle systems) as it gives paddlers the ability to brace and steer independently without sacrificing one to perform the other.
Proudly made in Canada with computer assisted designs and a patented acrylic Solar*Kote Thermoform capstock, which is virtually indestructible and UV protected. All Delta Kayaks come with a 3- Year Limited Warranty against defective materials or workmanship to the original owner.
* With over 100 kayak choices & test paddling prior to purchase, Delta Kayaks 16 is consistantly in Our Top-3 Best Sellers year after year.
* To improve your edging and carve effortless turns, ask us to custom install Delta's- 'Hip Pad Fit Kit' @ $69.95. Installation is FREE!
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We Stock 100's of Quality Kayaks
& Offer Test Paddling 6 Days a Week...
... so Come Paddle with Canada's Delta Kayak Experts!
Created By Paddlers For Paddlers!
Frontenac Outfitters was created way back in 1984. Our vision rewards visitors with a vastly superior level of customer service, paddling expertise and an exhilarating 'on-water' experience.
Today, we have grown to become One of Canada's Largest, most respected, full-service Paddlesports shops. Our sincere objective is to introduce you to a fun, educational and environmentally responsible way to explore our waterways!
We realize our wilderness setting means an investment in your valuable time to come see us. We promise should you make that trip that we will devote our time, energy & expertise to you.
We invite you to ‘Come Paddle With Us’.
|Length||16' 0 "||4.87|
|Width||22 inches||55.9 cm|
|Cockpit Length||32.5"L x 16"L||82.6L x 41W cm|
|Cockpit Depth Front||12.5 in. I.D. / 13.75 O.D.||31.8 cm I.D. / 34.9 cm O.D.|
Optimum Paddler Weights
|Low||140 lbs||64 kg|
|High||240 lbs||109 kg|
|Max Load||275 lbs||125 kg|
Note: Weights are based on our extensive knowledge of each model, thus often differ from overstated manufacturers figures. Paddler height to weight ratio, weight distribution, gender and paddler skill also influence paddler fit.
We recommend a kayak specialist help with your best fit & to test paddle prior to purchasing any boat.
Kayak Performance Ratings
Note: Performance ratings are based on our extensive test paddling & customer feedback. Remember, there is no substitute for test paddling a number of kayaks with us!
|Hull Design||Shallow Vee|
|Rudder/Skeg||Rudder - Sea Dog|
|Bow Hatch||20.8 US gal.||78.6 Litres|
|Stern Hatch||31.7 US gal.||120 Litres|
|Day Hatch||3.0 US gal.||11.5 Litres|
|Brunton Nexus 70P Compass||$195.00 Installed|
|Delta - Hip Pad Fit Kit||$69.95 - Installation is FREE!|