Ootek-X specifications: Length: 18' 6" Width: 23-1/2" Weight: 35 lbs. Cockpit: 33"x16"+
For paddlers 200+ pounds and/or over six feet tall.
Ootek-X is a soft chine West Greenland inspired design, a meduim low volume kayak.
|In response to popular demand from larger paddlers I've enlarged the very popular Ootek design into Ootek Extra or Ootek-X as I call this new offering.
The same good looks and easy handling, stable ride as the original Ootek the Ootek-X is wider and longer to accomodate a larger and taller person, more than six feet tall and with larger than size 10 feet.
Ootek-X tracks well, turns effortlessly and rolls easily. Fore hatch storage, stern and day hatch storage are all dry bulkheaded compartments with waterproof hatch covers sealed tightly with rare earth magnets.
This Ootek-X is built of western red cedar with white pine hull stripes, an ash cockpit coaming, veneer accents and a copper tape pinstripe on the deck, delineating the different inner and outer strip patterns of western red cedar.
|Ootek-X has a classic low raking Greenland style bow with traditional ball end hand grips made of basswood with a bubinga locking pin. Ebony, ash and flame maple veneers add visual interest.
All woods are natural colors. No wood is dyed or altered
|Hatches are sealed with rare earth magnets pairs. Magnets on the deck opening lips are hidden under flame maple veneers. The innermost edge of the deck lip has an added raised edge which cuts into the hatch cover gaskets insuring a watertight seal. Magnets are visible on one hatch cover above as is the groove cut into the hatch cover gasket by the raised innermost edge of the deck lip.|
|The beautiful ash hardwood cockpit coaming has ebony accent veneers echoed by the scalloped ebony veneer behind the coaming rear lip. The carved closed cell foam seat is covered in black neoprene and the backrest is a very comfortable NSI fully adjustable anatomic design also in black neoprene. Closed cell foam thigh braces are fixed under the cockpit coaming edge near the front. The Harmony Slidelock Footbrace System installed, makes foot brace adjustment easy even while sitting in the kayak. An adjustment bar extends into easy hand reach for quick placement changes.|
|Traditional deck hardware effigies of flame maple add a little fun! The loon is a skeg control.|
|Let me build an Ootek-X for you. Prices for a finished Ootek-X start at $9200 -
Contact Laughing Loon for details.
For details on kayak features see the Kayak Features page
For building plans go to the Kayak Plans page
|Ootek-X Purchased from Laughing Loon|
|Below is Ootek-X built at Laughing Loon for a customer on Buzzard's Bay, Massachusetts.|
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