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Necky Vector 13 Touring Kayak
Necky Vector 13 Touring Kayak
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Looking for a sit-on-top that is great for day touring but could be ideal for an overnight too? The Necky Vector 13 kayak is the rare sit-on-top that paddles like a sit-inside touring craft, giving you the best of both water worlds. Indeed, it's a perfect blend of styles, with sit-on-top stability and sit-in performance. Central to the Vector 13's performance is a unique touring style seat designed to deliver all day comfort. Featuring a sculpted, supportive back band and molded foam base, the Vector 13's seat was engineered to reduce pressure on the sciatic nerve and prevent leg and foot fatigue associated with paddling longer distances. The Vector 13 also features an innovative nylon tank well cover with multiple adjustment points, similar to a backpack's compression panel, which provides secure storage without sacrificing access. The Vector 13 boasts a longer waterline than most traditional sit-on-top kayaks resulting in an easy glide and superior tracking. When propelled forward the boats' bow enters into the water quickly and smoothly, while a slightly flattened stern results in a shallow draft to help eliminate drag. A true sea going kayak, the Vector 13 can be equipped with a rudder system for increased control in currents, wind and waves. The Vector is self-bailing for a dry, comfortable ride and offers a host of additional features including adjustable foot pedals, Quick Seal bow hatch featuring the Cross Lock buckle system, a mesh storage pouch and scupper plugs. The new Support Track Foot Brace System is intuitive, easy to reach, and quick to adjust. The contoured rubber is comfortable and offers a great grip, even with bare feet. Optional 6 in. hatch (shown) fits in the rear tankwell - sold separately.

• Adjustable foot rests and custom foam pads, built for comfort and control
• Necky touring seat with backband
• Quick-Seal bow hatch with Cross Lock buckle system
• Innovative nylon tank well cover with multiple adjustment points
• Optional 6 in. hatch (shown) fits in the rear tankwell - sold separately
Item #: 3273
Length: 13 ft / 3.96 m
Width: 29 in / 73.66 cm
Weight: 59 lb / 26.76 kg
Capacity: 400 lb / 181.44 kg
Leg Room To Peg: 43
Leg Room - Total: 43
Number of Paddlers: 1 - Single/Solo
Type of Kayak: Sit on Top
Hatches Incl: 2
Optional Hatches: 0
Material: Polyethylene
Made in: USA 
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By: Timbo  Date: Jul 11, 2012 
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2 people found this review helpful

I bought my ruddered vector 13 to paddle on the lake that I live on. It is everything that I hoped for in a SOT kayak. I have taken my vector out on several area river paddling trails and have been very impressed with how well it performs on the rivers as well. I am a happy owner of a Necky Vector 13. Next month I am taking it to the Gulf. Woo Hoo!

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By: JB  Date: Jun 04, 2012 
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10 people found this review helpful

I tested out several kayaks over the weekend. I was looking for a good paddling SOT kayak, and willing to sacrifice some stability for speed. In the Vector 13, I didnt feel that I was sacrificing much in terms of stability, and it had good speed. My comparisons were done with the aid of a gps, comparing similar paddling efforts. I also tried out the Vector 14, which was faster, but noticeably less stable, and would likely be a lot wetter ride where I do most of my paddling -- open water. I also looked at a WS Tarpon 140, which was slower but very stable, and the Tetra 12, which wasnt quite as fast but did better than I would have guessed. Ultimately, I chose the Vector 13 for its combination of speed, stability, comfort, and size. I came to two other conclusions: 1 You really need to try these boats out, as your size and weight affect the dynamics of these kayaks, and 2 The basic dimensions of the kayak tell you 90% of what you need to know about the relative performance of these boats. The other 10% are ergonomics of the seat, roominess, and creature comforts which you can only find out by paddling these boats.

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