Pace 18

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Pure science! A fast sea kayak (FSK) is defined by the ratio of its surface waterline length to surface waterline width when it sits 4 inches deep in the water. This 18 foot long kayak takes this measurement ratio as close to the limit as tolerances allow. Minimal mid-section rocker, rounded cross-sections throughout and computer designed to give the lowest possible resistance values at racing speed. 

The Pace18 is configured with the signature Tiderace cockpit design which allows full boat control in rough or moving water along with an ability to be eskimo rolled. This swede form hull, designed for efficient cruising at over 5 knots, possesses a high sprint speed yet is surprisingly stable for such a pure-bred racing sea kayak.  Pace 18 can be an effective lightweight touring kayak for the “Alpinist” style paddler who wants to cover distances quickly.

Specifications

Designs & Colourways

Dimensions
Suitable paddler weight
Length
overall
paddler/kayak-waterline
Width
overall
paddler/kayak-waterline
Depth
Cockpit
Volumes & Hatches
Front
Round
Foredeck
Round
Rear
Oval
Cockpit
Total litres/gallons
Weights
G-Core Epoxy N7
Hardcore Epoxy N8
Carbon Epoxy N9
Pace 18
Dimensions
70 - 95 kg 154 - 210 lbs
   
548.6 cm 18'0"
80 / 23.25 kg 548 cm / 18'0"
   
53.5 cm 21"
80 / 23.25 kg 48.4 cm / 19"
31.5 cm 12"
87 x 49 cm 34.25 x 19.3"
 
Volumes & Hatches
80 ltr 17.6 gal
24 cm 10"
3 ltr 0.79 gal
15 cm 6"
119 ltr 26.2 gal
44 x 26 cm 11.7 x 7.5"
172 ltr 82.25 gal
374 ltr 82.25 gal
 
Weights
23.25 kg 51.26 lbs
22 kg 48.5 lbs
19.75 kg 43.5 lbs

Stability Curve for the Pace 18