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A fun-loving boat that embraces new kayakers of any age.
Old Town created the Heron 9XT Kayak for recreational boaters who want to feel comfortable and confident on the water without breaking the bank. This boat features just enough stern storage for an afternoon on the water, adjustable seating to accommodate a range of paddlers, and a hull that feels rock-solid in all types of conditions. You get a few extra bells and whistles and a simple, reliable boat that'll bring you and your family years of fun for seasons to come.
- Polyethylene hull material makes this boat durable, smooth, and highly resistant to warping
- Comfort Flex outfitting features padded back and seat panels, an easy-to-use adjustment system, and an included cup holder
- Thigh pads keep your thighs comfortable and away from the hard plastic of the gunnel rail
- Adjustable Support Track footbrace system provides support for the paddler's feet with a pair of padded rubber pedals inside the cockpit and adjusts to accommodate different leg lengths
- Cockpit rim allows you to use a spray skirt
- Stern hatch uses a Click Seal hatch cover to keep water out and a bulkhead to keep water from leaking in from the cockpit area
- Bow and stern carry handles make it easy to unload this boat from your vehicle and load it into the water
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How is this kayak on class one or two...
How is this kayak on class one or two rapids? Does Old Town offer anything for class one or two rapids? 6'1", 210 pound male asking. Thank you for any educated responses. Jeff in West Virginia.
Class 1 is usually pretty flat- and requires next to no maneuvering. Class 2 is some rough water, maybe some rocks, small drops, and requries some basic paddling skills. Class 3 is where some waves start to show up, they usually call them medium waves, and it includes a drop of 3-5 feet.. after that the specs for classes become more arguable..
This boat would have no problem in either class 1 or 2 situations! Just make sure you know what is coming next in the river- and always wear you PFD!
Being that this kayak is only 9' long,...
Being that this kayak is only 9' long, does it track ok on open water?
This boat will definitely track. How well depends on what you're comparing it with. It will be much better than a raft or similar flat bottomed boat( imagine turning 90 degrees with each paddle stroke) but it will not track as well as a touring boat. With the narrow v like bow and stern, it will help to hold a straight line, but the flat bottom and shorter length will decrease the tracking abilities. On flat water- slow rivers, lakes, and the like- this boat will be just fine. The most important thing is that you're out on the water!!