500 EX is our largest, highest volume touring kayak. The long
hull efficiently covers long distances, tracks well, and has plenty
of room for gear. The 500 is best suited for paddlers over 70kg(150
lbs) or those seeking a roomier cockpit. The 500 outperforms composite
kayaks weighing 10kg(20lbs) more! Stable enough for a beginner,
yet high performance so you won't outgrow it as your paddling
/ 16ft 5in
& 36.8cm / 24.5in & 14.5in
X 37cm X 35cm / 39.5 X 14.5 X 13.75 in
Backpack, Dual 8" Access Hatches, Footbrace, Decklines &
Safety Lines, Floorboard, Sprayskirt, Padded Footrest, Padded
Seat , Foot pump
Bag, Cockpit Cover, Seasock, Inner Neoprene Hatch Cover, Floatation
foam pad, Rudder System, Bilgepump System
EX Review By Seakayaker, February 2002
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coaming is built into the deck and is articulated for speedy assembly
and compactness. There is polyproperene flat stiffener inside
the sleeve to secure the sprayskirt.
& Stern 8" Access Hatch
are 8" (inner diamer 13cm/5in) access hatches for easy access
to the cargo and frame inside.
Bungee Cord & Perimeter Safety Lines
deck lines provide easy tie down of map cases and small items.
Safety line running the peremeter of the kayak is easy to grab.
air sponsons provide additional stability while adding tension
to the skin. Comes with a footpump for quick inflation.
Duty Hull Material
from hi durable UV resistant PVC coated polyester. Standard and
Expedition are available. Expedition hull materials have Kevler
ripstop core for extra strength.
adjustable pedals are reliable and easy to use.
seat and back rest are shaped anatomically to have a comfortable
fit. Nylon cover offers protection against wear & tear.
covered 40mm thick closed cell foam is not only for comfort but
to also to protect the hull from wear.
piece floor board protects the hull and gives easy entry &
exit from the cockpit.
ribs are made from high grade hi durable marine plywood with three
coats of varnish for extra waterproofness.
the rivets, pins and metal pieces are made of non-corrosive materials.
durable, flexible & lightweight fiberglass poles are ideal
for the kayak frame. The joint sections of the keel & gunwales
are double layered for reinforcement.