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- Quick Seal Hatch in the stern uses a watertight gasket to keep water out of the bulkhead
- Cross-lock buckle system ensures the hatch stays closed and is easy to access with one hand
- Polymer hull material is durable and light so you can maneuver the boat easily in and out of the water
- Active Comfort System seats have a backrest height adjustment and thigh adjustment to customize your ride , multi-laminate material is soft, supportive, and breathable
- High-volume bow increases stability for drier rides in rough water
- Deck bungee holds small dry bags or charts
- Easily adjustable foot pedals for comfort on longer tours
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Manitou Perfect For Short Skirmishes
The Necky Manitou Sport Kayak is a great kayak, paddles down. Its high-volume bow makes it a very stable ride perfect for beginning and intermediate kayakers looking to just have fun. The seat is very comfortable, the pedals are easy to adjust, and the seating area is roomy.
I wouldn't recommend this kayak for multi-day trips. Because it is short and stout (and relatively heavy), the Manitou is great for stability but is not very fast or efficient. The single bulkhead and bungees do not hold a lot of gear and supplies, making it a no-go for multi-day trips.
If you're a beginner to intermediate kayaker looking to enjoy short skirmishes in calm waters, the Necky Manitou Sport Kayak is your craft.
WHAT IS THE LENGTH?
WHAT IS THE LENGTH?
10' 11" or 3.3m.
bottom of kayak with contusions and scapes
What is the lightest abrasive you can use...
What is the lightest abrasive you can use on the polypropylene? I would like to do to my Manitou what I do to my car each year and that is a 3 step wax/buff. The #1 removes oxidation, #2 is a sealer the third a uv protector-ant.My question is what is the best liquid abrasive to use for the first step to get rid of scrapes and blotches from sand etc.
tks john maccabe
John- From your photo, even though it's not an abrasive, it looks like some plain old WD-40 would be a good place to start. Works great at taking discoloration and minor scratches out of plastic. The cheapest and gentlest abrasive I know of is going to be a polishing compound, or a chrome polish. Hope that helps.
Some questions just set you on a course. I guess this one of them.
I'm seeing that lots of people are recommending a product called Plastic Renew. There's also some who are running various grades of light wet or dry sandpaper from 400-600 grit, as well as taking heat guns to the deeper scratches that they want to smooth the edges on. Another product that I see recommended, and that I use for my own glass shower doors, is Soft-Scrub for bathrooms. It's a really light abrasive that takes off the hard water stains and soap scum, but that I've never known to leave any scratching. Everyone seems to also recommend a good waxing when they're done, regardless of their method.