Kayak for Sale: Mariner II

Consider your comfort…

The cockpit opening is long enough for quick and easy entry and exit. You can get your legs in or out while seated in the seat. There’s no need to sit on the back deck and wiggle in. If you feel like lifting your knees to relax while out on the water, you can. But security is not compromised. A seat with plenty of side support and deeply cut knee braces at the sides of the cockpit allow you to lock yourself solidly in the Mariner II for Eskimo rolling or positive control in difficult conditions. Our knee braces are molded in, an integral part of the deck itself, not glued in later or entirely absent as on many others. There’s NO WAY our knee braces can break or otherwise fail in a critical situation.

The Mariner II is a slender, low resistance kayak. Its narrow waterline beam and ideal distribution of buoyancy (prismatic coefficient) allow you to maintain high cruising speeds with the least possible effort. Above the waterline the bow and stern sections flare to full volume buoyancy, providing secondary stability for a solid predictable ride in choppy seas, and lift to keep green water off the deck. Full end sections mean lots of room for cargo as well. You can pack along luxury camps and gourmet food. Your only problem will be your buddies pleading with you to carry all the stuff they can’t find space for in their British-style expedition boats.

Hull Configuration and Features:

  • Swedeform–widest aft of center the opposite of Fish-form (for less wave-making resistance due to the finer angle of entry)
  • Shallow V-midsection with flared sides (for a narrow waterline and high secondary stability)
  • Little rocker at stern, substantial at bow (for tracking and manuverability)
  • Rake in bow and stern profiles (easily slides over seaweed, obstructions, and steep beaches)
  • Substantial reserve buoyancy at bow and stern for a drier ride
  • Rounded V forebody (soft ride) develops into hard chines (resists broaching)
  • Strong V-keel in stern quarter (resists broaching)
  • Lower rear deck (easier Eskimo rolls and reduced windage aft cuts weatherhelm)
  • Higher forebody (for more foot room–to size 12–and a dry cockpit)
  • Built in knee braces (for security and control)
  • Balanced wind/water couple at cruising speed (doesn’t weathercock)
  • Specifics:
  • Length: 17′ 11″
  • Waterline length (170 lbs. added): 16′ 1″
  • Beam: 21.5″
  • Waterline beam (170 lbs. added): 19.5″
  • Cockpit size (inside): 32.5″ x 15″
  • Depth at front of cockpit: 11.5″
  • Depth at rear of cockpit: 10″
  • Volume (filled with water): 14.0 cu.ft. (105 gal.)
  • Est. volume (if Sea Kayaker method used): 14.8 cu.ft  (111 gal.)

This canoe comes with paddle, pump, bladder, and skirt.

Asking price is $500.00. If anyone has questions about it, they can contact Steve Canale at 1-828-707-4591. To see the kayak, please call Clydia at 1-828-707-4591.

This Kayak was originally purchased in the early 90’s. It has seen relatively little use, but it has been well stored.

Awaken the Dragon

Please join the Seattle Flying Dragon Boat Club-Kenmore for the annual Awakening Ceremony following our regular Sunday morning practice.

Around 12 noon the legend will be read and the dotting of the eye will begin the tradition.  A tai chi program will be performed by a group from SAMMA, the Seattle Asian Medicine and Martial Arts Center.  This will be followed by a potluck open to all clubs.  There will be hamburgers and hot dogs and if each club could bring the following:

  • SFDBC-Sides
  • KRC-Salads
  • KCKC-Desserts
  • Outriggers and SUP-Drinks
  • Public Boat Storage-Appetizers

Bring friends and family to help in this celebration.

Kenmore Play Day

August 12, 2017
11am – 2pm
Rhododendron Park

KWAC will have a booth and will be giving canoe rides at Kenmore Play Day. This is a free event with loads of activities geared toward children and outdoor fun. Volunteer to give out information regarding the KWAC Clubs or assist with getting children as well as adults on the water. For more information contact Sheri at info@kenmorewac.org.

Redmond Kenmore Distance Race Results

Race results for May 13, 2017

DOUBLE SHELL # TIME
David DeWinter 9 1:13:00
Celine Suzzarini 9 1:13:00
     
SINGLE SHELL    
Edward Blair 12 1:17:56
     
Double Kayak    
John Day 11 1:27:01
Carolyn Day 11 1:27:01
     
SINGLE KAYAK-WM # TIME
Traci Cole 1 1:31:01
Amber Zipperer 14 1:49:57
Maria Rosensweig 7 2:34:21
Lynn Zwaagstra 5 DNS
     
SINGLE KAYAK-MN # TIME
Kevin Olney 10 1:19:00
Thomas Hughes 16 1:45:24
Vin Keane 4 2:00:14
Emery Wager 18 2:02:18
     
DOUBLE CANOE # TIME
Chris Flynn 8 1:29:15
Doug Ritchie 8 1:29:15
Sean Cain 21 1:32:50
Jay Ostby 21 1:32:50
Kevin Springer 6 1:46:26
Ty Brownfield 6 1:46:26
Rod Sternagel 20 2:25:17
Deb Sternagel 20 2:25:17
     
SINGLE CANOE # TIME
Ray Trudgeon 19 1:28:01
Gen Matsui 17 1:35:44
Matt Ridgway 2 2:44:41
Aiden Genova 3 DNS
     
SUP # TIME
AJ Klatt 15 DNS
     
Top Three    
DeWinter & Suzzarini   1:13:00
Edward Blair 1:17:56
Kevin Olney 1:19:00