Of all the kayaks Perth that you see, they basic boil down to three different types. Let’s start with the hard shell, which are also known as rigid. These types are made up of wood, plastic, fiberglass, fiber(carbon), and Kevlar. Usually these are the types that come to mind when people talk about kayaks. The cost of the rigid kayaks go from very expensive to not too expensive, such as the plastic. The great feature of the plastic is that they are extremely durable, so it’s definitely worth the extra cost.
The Wooden kayaks are perhaps the most personable of them all. The wooden kayaks can be assembled by the owner, or you can buy it already assembled of course. These kayaks’ price can be very affordable or they can come with a steep price tag, it depends what you are willing to pay. The wooden kayak need for maintenance is high so you must be consistent with the upkeep, after all this is your boat/investment.
The Folding kayaks are another category of kayaks. This type is very user friendly because of how easy you can fold them up and take them with you. As you can image, these kayaks have material/fabric that covers the kayak’s frame. The beauty of the folding kayaks is even though they cost more, they are more sturdy, so they last longer. These boats even are easy to resale, but what you gain in cost and resale value you lose in speed.
Surfing paddles for kayaks are somewhat similar in design to the white water paddles but they are much lighter in weight and typically have an asymmetrical shape that is shorter than the wide water paddles. These are used in water that is made for surfing, which means that they are designed to work harder in areas where people tend to surf.
The white water paddles for kayaks are the heavy duty type of paddles that are designed to be able to paddle through rough waters with ease. These paddles typically have a wider blade that is shorter to help paddles through choppier water.
The multiple use paddles for kayaks are useful in many different scenarios and can often handle well in semi rift waters, but they are not designed for heavy duty white water rafting. Therefore, it is not always recommended to buy kayak paddles that can handle any kind of water currents, because it certainly has its limitations.
Out of all the three types of kayaks, the fiberglass cost the most. Although they are very light in weight, they get damaged very easy, but don’t fret because they are also very easy to repair. Now if you are searching for kayaks that don’t carry much weight, you may want to get either the carbon fiber or maybe the Kevlar. However, the price is very expensive so be prepared to spend some money.
At last, we have the inflatable kayaks. The inflatable kayaks give the consumer a great blend of cost, storability, and ability to be carried. These kayaks Perth cost the least of them all. They are also easy to be stored in the house, garage, or shed, after they dry of course.