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2nd-generation Quest 150 Touring Kayak.

The Quest 150 is a skin-on-frame touring kayak. All hull materials are coated or laminated with polyurethane for a combination of durability and extremely light weight (less than half the weight of a plastic kayak). Inflatable kayaks of similar size weigh 50% more than the Quest, and the Quest’s performance and sleek lines cannot be achieved with an inflatable structure. Its polyurethane coated materials contain no toxic chemicals, and the design combines great looks with comfort and efficient cruising performance.

Unique Design.

The new Quest represents another advance in Pakboats’ hybrid folding/inflatable construction: Enhanced frame technology produces a stiff and light hull structure that makes assembly a breeze in combination with multiple flotation cells that tension the skin and provide buoyancy.

To combine hull stiffness and simplicity in a very lightweight design, Pakboats developed a method to tension both keel and gunwales without adding weight and cost. 2nd generation Quests get added stiffness in the mid-section where it is most needed, without adding weight in the ends. The deck is installed after the hull is completely assembled, and the deck seal is secured by end caps and “wrapovers” that are welded to the boat skin, sealing out splashing waves. The “wrapovers” also support deck rigging.

Here is a video showing the assembly process.

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