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  • Merlin XT

Merlin XT

8.00 LBS
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Product Description

The Merlin XT carries a big payload and still delivers in the water. Designed expressly to offer a good fit to a larger person, it can still carry a large cargo weight and paddle efficiently. Double bulk-headed like the LT, the rear hatch is larger to match the increased cargo capacity and, like the LT, the deck is rigged with carrying handles, deck lines and a re-entry system aft of the cockpit.

* Length = 15'
* Beam = 23"
* Cockpit = 35" x 19"

Carbonlite 2000 brings the technology of plastic kayaks to an entirely new level of performance. Eddyline pioneered this technology and Carbonlite 2000 is an Eddyline exclusive. Our material looks and performs like fiberglass with clear advantages over other plastics: dimensional stability and increased stiffness, higher heat distortion temperatures, hard glossy "non fuzzing" finishes with excellent abrasion and impact resistance, easy repairability, superior UV resistance and lighter weights. Carbonlite 2000 is extremely tough, but it is also easily repaired in the event of an accident. It has endured the test of time in the hands of many paddlers, liveries and tour operators and is highly suitable for nearly all kayak applications.

Comfort & Safety
Maximum buoyancy is provided in both ends of the kayak by a sealed bulkhead fore and aft of the cockpit. (the Sandpiper has foam pillars that provide floatation). Access is provided through special hatches specific to each kayak design and the bulkheads are vented to prevent pressure buildup from changing temperatures. These compartments are vitally important, making reentry into the kayak possible in the event of a capsize.

Eddyline also provides reentry bungies on the rear deck of all singles (except the Sandpiper). These cords work in conjunction with our Backfloat or any other paddle float device to stabilize the kayak while you get back in. The optional Backfloat however, has a dual purpose. It also functions as a backrest cushion which can enhance low back support and general comfort. Since it is mounted in the cockpit and already partially inflated, it is faster and easier to deploy than a common paddle float and always available.

The 2 point lines on the stern deck will hold a spare breakdown paddle. Bow deck lines can hold your chart or hand pump.

Comfort in the kayak is important to your paddling pleasure. While no single cockpit design will satisfy everyone, Eddyline seats and backrests are designed with maximum adjustability for a custom fit. The backrest is hinged at the connection to the seat to allow it to be folded forward for ease of loading and to allow you to adjust its position forward or back to suit your preferred paddling position. The backrest has three height positions to suit your need. The backrest and seat sides are padded with nylon covered foam for additional comfort and support. An optional padded back band is available upon request. Additional padding is available from your dealer to completely customize your fit.

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