Saturday, 11 September 2010

P&H Delphin, sea kayak revolutionary

It never rains but it pours here at AS Watersports. Another New toy has arrived this week. The New P&H Delphin. The Delphin is a sea kayak revolutionary. Designed to perform in tideraces and overfalls, as well as surfing waves, the Delphin has some unique features to achieve these goals.

Square stern, flared bow, extra rocker, the Delphin certainly looks unique

The new P&H Delphin turns traditional sea kayak design on its head and challenges many preconceived ideas of how a sea kayak should look and behave. The cockpit has been move backwards and the stern squared off so the bow just kisses the water but when paddling the stern engages and aids tracking.

A flat hull, sharper edges, and a double concave nose, this isn't your normal sea kayak

The P and H Delphin has some unique features to help it play in the sea; Rocker - Creates super manoeuvrability when surfing and prevents purling, Quick Resurfacing Bow - Splits and sheds water preventing nose burying on steep waves and helps punch through waves on way through surf, Hard Chines - Direct water onto planing surface and bow allowing for a super-fast pick up on the wave, Planing surface and smooth chines - Forgiving for beginners and when surfing, Flat Midsection Hull - The most manoeuvrable sea kayak on the market, spins like a white water kayak to get you out of those sticky situations like crossing fast flowing races, Stern - Squared off to increase water length, speed and tracking, Rear weighting - Creates a long water line when paddling on flat water for speed and tracking, Low back deck and cockpit - Easy to roll when the wave wins.

The bow has been shaped specifically to improve surfing performance

The Delphin has three hatches, a large front and rear hatch, and a handy hatch in front of the cockpit, for small easy to reach items. The Delphin comes with a drop down skeg as standard. The cockpit is outfitted with the Pyranha Connect 30 system, to ensure a snug fit when playing in waves and tide races.

Pyranha Connect 30 outfitting, means a snug cockpit

You can check the Delphin out on the P&H website, and also see it and buy it on the AS Watersports online shop

Two main hatches, and handy cockpit hatch for storage