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Prijon Seayak Kayaks Review

Prijon Seayak


Description
The upswept bow and stern design of the Seayak is influenced by Greenland-style open water boats and provides exceptional rough water handling for small to mid-sized paddlers.


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Review Date
December 4, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

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1.33 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Jake Thomas ,  Paddler

Summary:
I owned a cheap perception 11 foot america kayak before this kayak. I just purchased this kayak it is winter here in chicago and the weather is not stopping me i love this kayak I have already gone one 10 to 15 mile trips in this kayak and it is great takes the large swels of lake Michigan (6 foot waves) this is def not a beginners boat i would say intermidiate or expert. Mine does not have the rudder but it does weathercock alot!! even in a slight wind it is just annoying but with good paddle work it will keep on going straight. it is very tipsey but you expect that for a sea kayak. I would suggest if you can find one Pick one of these up it is lots of fun cant wait for the summer for longer trips!!!

Customer Service:
the only problem is the kayaks are made in germany kinda hard to contact the manufactur if you have questions

Similar Products Used:
Perception America


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Review Date
October 1, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

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2.33 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Scott Callow ,  Paddler

Summary:
This is my first and so far only sea kayak. Definitely a steal if you find this used. I couldn't pass up the price though I was looking for a used fiberglass boat on Craigs List. I couldn't be happier with this boat, it has pleased me from my beginner to intermediate skill levels. This boat is a bit tippy for kayakers who want to float motionless and stare for minutes through binoculars. However, for those who want to learn to lean, brace and play in the ocean this is one great boat. I don't know if Prijon's river boat designers were involved with this model but it is extremely stable and manuevable in swells. I can surf in close out waves in the Pacific, backwards as well as forwards, have fun allowing waves to crash over my head-body-kayak and then side surf on a brace. And I keep up with my fiberglass buddies on Tomales Bay in wind waves. I am blessed by this boat.

Similar Products Used:
Necky Arluks, Wilderness System sea kayaks.
Unsimilar: Riot Glide, Wavesport Frankenstein, Heritage Osprey, various playboats


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Review Date
January 3, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

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1.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: jeremy robida ,  Paddler

Summary:
Love it. Been using it for 4 years. It will make you happy too. Happened to find it at a great price. I've been in all sorts of water and it's great....solo week long touring, day jaunts on rivers, 40mph winds, etc. I learned to paddle in this thing and it has grown with me as I've advanced. It's stable but can be sat on edge once you're ready for that. Plastic is great and rigid...but way more durable than glass. Rudder is nice but not necassary unless you're in big stuff. Only complaint: Weathercocks a bit in high winds, but that's generally the case with any boat.

Customer Service:
Mine is an older boat and they upgraded the ruudder system a bit. The piece that holds the rudder in place on the deck was switched to plastic (vs. metal). I met the Prijon folks at a trade show and they gave me a card. Within days the new part was shipped and the cost was way cheap.

Similar Products Used:
Perception & Old town...can you say oil can?


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Review Date
August 25, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

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3.40 of 5, 10.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Todd Grimm ,  Backpacker , from Sacramento, CA, USA

Summary:
I work at one of california's best touring kayak shops and really don't understand why the other reviewers say this is a beginner boat. first off, this boat is as fast as any large scale production plastic boat on the market, with the exception of it's big brother the kodiak. The blow molding gives these boats a more rigid hull and provides better glide through the water. This is NOT a beginner boat. This is a boat that can easily satisfy the most experienced paddler. The only easy way to get a faster boat is buy a glass boat which will cost at least $2000 for a quality boat, speaking of, prijon glass is not of the same quality as wilderness systems. The eski and seagull are under $2000 but won't hold up as well. The seayak is an awesome high performance boat, and it's sad to read these reviews. Granted, they all say it's a good boat, true. But a couple seem to indicate that this boat won't be enough for experts, it will be. it's not cheap either, at this price it will be hard to find a plastic boat that's more expensive, the only one i can think of is the perception for $1499 which is a piece of junk for the price. Enough of my rambling, buy this boat if you want a fast full-on touring kayak.

Customer Service:
everything

Similar Products Used:
everything


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Review Date
April 12, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

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3.00 of 5, 6.00 votes

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Reviewed by: weltyed ,  Day Hiker , from buffalo grove, il

Summary:
This is my first and only kayak. I truly love it. I got it used from Rutabaga up in Madison, Wisconsin.

Unfortunately I am unable to use my Seayak as much as I wished. I moved from an apartment with a garage to an apartment with no garage near chicago. as soon as i get a house i will have my baby up here.

very stiff kayak due to the blow molded technique that prijon uses. it is a tad heavy, but this is for beginners anyway. the tri-hull design also allows the boat to be VERY stable.

mine didnt come with a rudder, but that just forced me to use better paddling technique. it is set up for a rudder, which now costs about 150 clams.

i really enjoy this guy. probably the best $800 i cant use right now.

Customer Service:
Rutabaga is awesome. They are some great people. Really know their stuff and they help you figure out what you need

Similar Products Used:
perception, current designs, various sit on tops


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