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Whisky 16

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Nigel Foster
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white, yellow, orange, red, turqoise, grey


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The Whisky 16 is an agile touring kayak developed by Nigel Foster for performance paddlers.

A spirited playboat for coastal waters, the Whisky 16 is designed with rough water, surf and current in mind for exciting coastal touring near the impact zones. On gentler waters, here is a comfortable easily maneuvered and stable craft to inspire confidence. With capacity for day trips, yet spacious enough for a few days of self-contained expedition paddling, the Whisky 16 comes into its own for exploring narrow passages and akward corners where nimble turning is a delight. Available in vacuum-bagged glass fibre, or in the lighter infusion molded Pro-Lite version (kevlar/carbon hull).

Further Specs:
Weight: the weight specified above is fo glass
Weight Pro-Lite: 20kg / 44lbs
Capacity: 125kg / 276lbs
Front Hatch: 44 x 26 cm / 17"x10"
Day Hatch: 20 x 20 cm / 7.8" x 7.8"
Aft Hatché: 44 x 26 cm / 17" x 10"
Skeg: yes
Rudder: yes
Warranty: 2 years

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(Updated: April 01, 2008)
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Definitely a fun boat

About the reviewer

Mostly flatwater lake paddler, likes to play.

Test Environment

Flat water with slight wind chop at the Southwest Sea Kayak Symposium 3/30


I was fortunate enough to paddle the first boat in the US. I'm not small but the cockpit was a good tight fit, very secure. The hard chines made for great secondary stability, I felt more comfortable on edge than I do in my own boat (Pygmy Coho). The rather significant rocker provided a tight turning radius. With the skeg down it tracked very well. When pushing to speed, the bow wave was a little noisy, probably due to the added volume designed in to prevent diving in surf or wave troughs, a worthwhile design compromise.


Try it if you have the opportunity, I think you'll like it.


About Me
Location: San Diego, Mission Bay
Age: 55
Weight: 102.1 kgs
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