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Why fibreglass kayaks are sought-after. (2/5/2018)
The world is currently being swamped by plastic products, including plastic paddling craft. At the rate these craft are being produced there may soon may be more plastic craft than persons wishing to paddle! Some plastic craft resemble sea kayaks, but kayaks produced in composite materials such as fibreglass and carbon are in another league in terms of performance, longevity and range of choices. Hand-laminated craft are sought-after worldwide, but they come at a premium. However, paddlers buying in and from South Africa are able to obtain these craft at very competitive prices. Whilst plastics are ďrobustĒ, meaning that if you paddle a plastic craft into a rock it may not crack, itís a poor measure of the quality of a craft. You donít, for example, judge the quality of a Ferrari, or Porsche, by its plastic bumper. Itís not the quality of the bumper which matters, but the performance of the vehicle. The same applies to kayaks; you donít buy a plastic one because plastic is robust [in the short term]; you buy one which will give you the best performance. The lighter weight, the range of specialised models, the speed and the longevity of fibreglass kayaks make them the better choice. Like a cut-glass goblet, a fibreglass craft can outlast its owner. A plastic mug wonít. Even though fibreglass can be fragile, it has longevity and can go on forever if cared for. If you only wish to play, buy plastic, but if you want to get more out of paddling, buy composite fibreglass and carbon kayaks. For a full range of hand-laminated fibreglass kayaks, contact PaddleYak Kayaks at info@seakayak.co.za or phone 0825562520. These are legendary hand-laminated kayaks at competitive prices for paddlers who want the real thing.

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