by: Current Designs
The Solstice GTS is for the paddler who wants a North American style kayak in a highly efficient package. This used kayak includes bilge pump, paddle float, Seals cockpit cover, and under deck storage bag.
The Solstice family of kayaks has long been the pride of the Current Designs Performance Touring Kayak fleet. This sleek hull design cuts through the water like a warm knife through butter. Plenty of foot room and the easy entry keyhole cockpit allows small to average sized paddlers to slip in comfortably while still staying true to it's sporty fit. The Solstice GTS has excellent acceleration, is highly efficient, and can hold plenty of gear in it's ample storage hatches. Great for water big and small, and trips long and short anywhere on the planet.
Fish Form: Widest ahead of the cockpit, Fish form kayaks have a more blunt entry but will have a more slender exit through the water. The bows typically have more flare and are usually more buoyant than others. This enables shorter boats to be excellent surf zone kayaks. Longer kayaks benefit from this feature in large seas.
Touring Cockpit: Touring cockpits are somewhat small to help resist imploding of the spray skirt if hit by a large wave in rough water. They include built-in thigh braces on the cockpit rim to maximize control when edging and rolling. They range from 29” to 35” long, depending on the model.
Soft Chine: A smooth transition from the bottom of the hull to the sides. Soft chines give smooth edging at unlimited angles. The majority of kayaks that we build have a soft chine.
Shallow Arch (Flat"ish" Bottom): These kayaks have good initial stability and are highly maneuverable.
|Fits Small to Medium Paddlers|
|Cockpit||31" x 16.5"|
|Tracking System||Standard Rudder|
|Best Use||Touring, Expedition|
Olympic Outdoor Center
P.O. Box 236
32379 Rainier Ave.
Port Gamble, WA 98364