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Crystal Clear - Transparent Kayaks

Discussion in 'DIY - Rigging Your Kayak' started by Nautical Gator, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    Crystal Clear - Transparent Kayaks

    The Crystal Explorer by The Crystal Kayak Company is a totally crystal-clear kayak that lets users observe the underwater world below them! The Crystal Explorer features durable yet lightweight construction and is designed for conditions ranging from totally flat to breezy and choppy waters. It's removable frame, seats and inflatable chambers allow for easy stacking, storage and transportation.

    eaturing an advanced polymer hull and corrosion-resistant hardware, this kayak is sure to turn heads and is a favorite on the water. Our kayaks are great for hotels/resorts, water sport rental companies, vacation homes and individual enthusiasts. Purchase direct from the manufacturer at true factory-direct prices today.

    Length: 11' 1" (338 cm)
    Width: 33.5" (85 cm)
    Depth: 11" (28 cm)
    Weight: 48 lbs (21 kg)

    Weight Capacity: 425 lbs.
    Seating: 1-2 Children or Adults (Simply unclip a seat for 1-person arrangement)

    Hull Material: 6mm thick 100% virgin Spanish Imported GE™ Lexan™
    UV Protection: 40 micron DOUBLE UV layer prevents yellowing
    Frame: T6 6061 Anodized Aluminum
    Manufacturer: The Crystal Kayak Company
    HS Code: 89031000.00

    Some assembly required. Please download assembly instructions here.


    Manufacturing Details

    Each computer-designed hull mould has been carefully constructed to exacting Crystal Kayak standards. Trained assembly technicians place GE™ Lexan™ 6mm sheets into the vacuum mould for a perfect form. Laser-guided machinery perform all hull perforation steps for framework and attaching hardware. Quality checks are performed throughout the hull creation process which allows us to offer an industry-leading 1 Year Warranty.

    UV Protection

    25 years ago it was discovered that clear polycarbonate material tended to yellow and fail prematurely. UV coatings were developed to combat this phenomenon. Today our engineers have perfected the UV protection process. Our proprietary UV absorption lacquer layer is 40 microns thick with a concentration level at 6%. This lacquer layer is applied to both sides of the Lexan hulls for the ultimate level of UV protection and yellowing resistance.

  2. Goggle Eye

    Goggle Eye Seaman Recruit

    Cool! Now if we just had crystal clear water.
    Jeepster, MyMy86 and Nautical Gator like this.
  3. kayak386

    kayak386 Pirate in the making

    That's really cool, ocean kayak peekaboo has a window on the floor. Neat idea but scratches would be hard to avoid.
    Bossman likes this.
  4. mrsunshinefun

    mrsunshinefun Greenhorn

    do you think you might be more likely to scare more fish than it helps you see?
  5. Mufflerbearings

    Mufflerbearings Master Gunner

    Fish nekked comes to mind for fish attractions. Well, maybe not. Lol
  6. Florida Fish Hunter

    Florida Fish Hunter Blackbeard

    Actually I would be terrified to fish out of that thing... I would imagine something very large below me in the deep looking up and saying - Ah! There's dinner! NO THANKS!
    paleoman and Nautical Gator like this.
  7. Michael Walker

    Michael Walker Master Gunner

    I ran into a guy several weeks ago when I had to take a group to Crystal River for the annual manatee show and he had one. He said they are fun, kind of a novelty, but you have to have clear water to really enjoy them, and if you have anybody else in the yak with you, it pretty much obscures the view. I got the impression he was less than enthused about the thing.
  8. compressro

    compressro Blackbeard

    I've seen these on fb. They look awesome. Definitely puts a twist on fishing from the kayak.
  9. paleoman

    paleoman Petty Officer

    Wow, that's the first thing that popped into my head! Wonder what it looks like from a shark's viewpoint! anishark1::1
  10. chickenchaps

    chickenchaps Pirate

    would be great if we had clear water. and yea,... we would be like dangling meat over a lion cage. haha!
  11. livebadboy

    livebadboy Greenhorn

    All it would take is one low tide and a couple oyster bars and good luck with the resale
    Bossman likes this.
  12. Gullymania

    Gullymania Pirate in the making

    Saw some of these at Rock Springs Run a little while back. Looked like a blast in clear water.

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