Thursday, July 4, 2013

Buy my kayak! Avocet LV is perfect for smaller paddlers

The Avocet LV is one of the few boats suitable for smaller paddlers.
There aren't many performance sea kayaks suitable for very small paddlers. Many boats claim to fit kayakers who weigh less than 130 pounds, but few actually do. Most boats are too deep for shorter paddlers (a paddler's hip bones should be just below the cockpit coaming) and too high-volume for lighter paddlers (increasing the amount of boat out of the water and making it more susceptible to the effects of wind).

In the Avocet LV, a 110-pound paddler has proper trim.
The Avocet LV is one of a handful of boats that actually fit Sharon. It's fast and nimble, equally at home on a journey or in surf. It's stable enough for beginners, playful enough for advanced paddlers, and highly responsive.

The Avocet LV loves rough water.
This boat is a 2008 with a built-in compass and a fiberglass keel strip. The skeg works, the hatches are dry, and it's in good condition with only cosmetic blemishes. The deck is robin's egg blue; the keel is white; the coaming and trim are quill grey.

So why are we selling it? Because Sharon is now a Valley-sponsored paddler, and she has a new Avocet LV. So this one is for sale for $1900 (firm).

Here are the specs:

  • Length: 15'11"
  • Width: 20'5"
  • Depth: 11.5"
  • Weight: 45 pounds

If you're interested, contact us at kayak (dot) bp (at)

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