Tiderace Xcite

 

The world's finest rough water, touring sea kayak.

 

The Tiderace Xcite is a touring sea kayak with high manoeuvrability, stability, comfort and seaworthiness. The boat’s composure in rough water is legendary – it gives paddlers a feeling of security and invincibility that is rarely found in other designs.

 

Construction & Materials

 

Tiderace sea kayaks are leaders in the field of composite sea kayak construction techniques and material. Tiderace kayaks have:

  • The best construction technology
  • Easy repair features
  • Advanced deck and hull joins
  • Tiderace Core Technology (TCT)
  • A range of construction types

 

The Best Constructon Technology

 

A Tiderace sea kayak uses the best construction technology that is currently available. The composite material used in manufacture include woven and directional glass fibre carbon/kevlar combination and woven carbon fibre. Highest quality epoxy resin is used in every laminate and the high bond Ampreg Tie Coat ensures maximum adhesion to the gelcoat. The composite laminates are either moulded by hand or by vacuum depending on the construction type.

 

Easy Repair

  

An epoxy compatible polyester gelcoat is used which facilitates easy repair should the kayak be damaged in use.

 

Advanced Deck and Hull Joins

 

The deck / hull join consists of a quadruple layer overlap join – the deck moulding overlaps the hull, and both inner and outer surfaces are then covered with a glass fibre and epoxy seam. The outer seam is also gelcoated and polished for an immaculate finish.

 

Tiderace Core Technology (TCT)

 

All Tiderace constructions employ a lightweight resin filled core material into the middle of the laminate, making a sandwich. This middle core keeps the surfaces apart making the laminate stiff – the outer skin is made robust enough to withstand puncturing and the core sufficiently dense enough to withstand crushing. A core laminate gives the best combination of weight and stiffness.

 

Available in 3 sizes and 2 different lay-ups.

 

Lay-Ups

 

Classic

  

The most affordable of the Tiderace constructions, the Classic employs multiple layers of woven glass hand laid with epoxy resin and incorporates a core in the flatter hull and deck sections. Extra localised reinforcing is employed in high stress areas, including around the cockpit and at the ends. Composite glass bulkheads are bonded and laminated into place, ensuring a flexible yet secure fixing.

 

G-Core

 

The G-Core builds on the Classic by employing a biaxial glass cloth within the heart of the laminate, encapsulating the core material. Biaxial cloths have straight running fibres running in two diagonal directions – these dense straight fibres increase the fibre to resin ratio and increase the stiffness of the laminate.

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Xcite

 

Weight: 25kg

Length: 532cm

Width: 54cm

Depth: 31cm

Cockpit: 87cm x 49cm

 

Xcite-S

 

Weight: 23kg

Length: 500cm

Width: 50cm

Depth: 29cm

Cockpit: 85cm x 47cm 

 

Tiderace Xcite
$4,000.00
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