17' 3/4" / 520 cm K-1 Orion Olympic Kayak (Retired)

US made Olympic kayaks. To build on Greg Barton's and Norm Bellingham's gold medals from Seoul in 1988, the U.S. Canoe and Kayak Team is working with We-no-nah to make Olympic kayaks much more widely available here in the United State.

Hull Features

  1. Round bottom hull for optimum speed; vee hulls in the ends for tracking; flared at the maximum width point for stability and reserve bouyancy.
  2. Low ends for minimum wind resistance; deck stepped up behind the bow for increased foot comfort.
  3. Easily adjustable, removable fiberglass seat with 8" range.
  4. Easily adjustable foot brace with 8" range.
  5. Tiller bar between the feet with cockpit adjustable cables running to a skeg-type steering rudder.

ADDITIONAL DIMENSIONS

Maximum length: 17 3/4" / 520 cm
Maximum hull width (minimum beam): 20" / 51 cm
Cockpit size: 38 1/4" x 14 3/4" / 97 cm x 37 cm
Weight Fiberglass: 26 lbs. / 12 kg
Weight Aramid PVC core: 18 lbs. / 8.2 kg
Spec. minimum weight: 26.46 lbs. / 12 kg