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Sit On or Sit In?

Sit On or Sit In?

Choosing a Sit-On-Top or a Sit Inside Kayak simply comes down to your personal preference and what you would like to do in you kayak. As far performance and stability goes, they are almost identical.

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On a Sit-On-Top, the paddler sits on the top deck of the boat with minimal constraints. This makes enter and exiting the kayak easier, even in deep water. Sit-On-Tops have gained maximum popularity in coastal areas, by divers, fishermen, hunters and swimmers. All Emotion Sit-On-Tops have self-bailing cockpits that allow water to drain out of the deck for a drier ride. Most also include gear storage areas where large items and equipment can be securely stowed. Sit-On-Tops are fun kayaks for any far-weather paddle that doesn’t want to be confined inside a decked kayak!

 

 

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In a Sit In or decked kayak, the paddler sits inside the kayak with their leg under the deck. Customers paddling in colder water conditions, who want some protection from the elements, or who want a drier ride, typically prefer Sit In kayaks. They also (all things being equal), are lighter weight and can be portaged or carried easier. In a Sit In kayak gear is typically stored below deck and accessed from the cockpit area or hatches in the deck. These are great kayaks for the paddler looking to get on the water spring, summer, and fall.

The general rule of thumb with any kayak is length equates to speed and tracking. So on large, flat bodies of water like lakes and bays, a longer kayak will get you to your destination faster and easier. If you are going to be paddling narrower, moving water like rivers and creeks, a shorter kayak will be more maneuverable to get around turns and obstacles.

 
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