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|Length||17' 0" - 5.18 m|
|Width||21" - 53 cm|
|Cockpit Length||31.5 x 16.3" - 81 cm x 41.5 cm|
|Cockpit Depth Front||11.6" I.D. 13" O.D.|
|Cockpit Depth Stern||6.5" ID 8.5" O.D.|
|Optimal Paddler Weight (Low)||150 lbs - 68 kg|
|Optimal Paddler Weight (High)||225 lbs - 102 kg|
|Hull Design||Shallow Arch|
|Bow Hatch Volume||18.5 Gal - 70 L|
|Stern Hatch Volume||15.9 Gal - 60 L|
|Day Hatch Volume||10.6 Gal - 40 L|
|Total Hatch Volume||46.1 Gal - 174 L|
Frontenac Outfitters Kayak Review
Zegul Kayaks Arrow Play MV 17' Rock Solid (Expedition Kevlar)
Jesper Kromann-Andersen, renowned Danish designer, merges the classic Brit-style shape with the snug-fitting, ultra-stylish Danish flare found in his Arrow series of kayaks.
The results speak for themselves as the Play MV proves to be an all-round performance kayak that satisfies a wide range of skill levels from novice to advanced.
As a medium volume sea kayak, the Play MV fits paddlers in the 150 to 225 lb weight range who are keen on developing their skills.
Simplicity rules in Zegul's line of performance touring kayaks, so you won't find the ultra-cushy seat found in many North American boats. Instead, expect a well-thought and robust seat system that has everything correctly placed.
The Arrow Play MV's keyhole cockpit is relatively short at 31.5", so long-legged paddlers may need to balance on the rear deck before sliding into the seat. A contour back band provides great support and allows a full range of motion.
The back rest is manually adjusted using a nut-and-bolt system that offers virtually unlimited customization. It takes time to find your perfect fit, and the back rest cannot be adjusted on the water, but once you've got it positioned correctly, the comfort is appreciate.
Multi-adjustable thigh braces combined with the easily adjustable foot braces provide the solid contact points required for skills progression.
Kayak Efficiency & Maneuverability
Versatile is the best word to best describe the Zegul Arrow Play MV. Designed specifically as a performance sea kayak, the MV is ideal for short outings, overnight getaways, and extended adventures.
The hull has significant rocker and volume in the bow to avoid diving when riding down large waves, while the mid-ship has a slightly rounded profile enabling it to transition smoothly from edge to edge for maneuvering and playing in rough water conditions.
A slightly round hull purposely forsakes a degree of initial stability of the Play MV to optimize maneuverability.
Hard chine sides provide predictable secondary stability for solid edging and confident turns.
Kayak Roll and Rescue
A slightly shorter cockpit may restrict some long-legged paddlers. Accordingly, we suggest installing quick release straps to make the process easy.
The flat rear deck of the Arrow Play MV 17' makes a great platform for self and assisted rescues, while great contact points and the low rear deck make lay back rolls a breeze!
A cruising speed is easily achieved and its low profile catches less wind, thus limiting being blown off course - the rockered bow makes playing in a following sea just plain fun.
Recessed deck and perimeter lines are well positioned, and the four lightweight Kayak Sport hatch lids click on and off easily with the mini foredeck hatch handy for your GPS, camera, and any personal items.
“Originally designed and manufactured in Denmark Frontenac Outfitters is extremely proud to offer north america’s largest Zegul arrow Kayaks. Premium quality performance kayaks that just happen to look as great as they paddle!”
Hatches: Zegul Arrow Play MV 17 has a whopping 4 VCP-style Kayak Sport rubber hatch covers that are easy to use and watertight with 3 composite bulkheads with fibreglass seams.
Bow: round 10” / 24 cm
Stern: oval 17” x 10.25” / 44 x 26 cm
Day: round 8” / 15 cm
Mini-bow pod: 6” / 15 cm
Other Features Include:
- Retractable skeg system
- Recessed compass mount
- Adjustable thigh braces
- Fixed seat pan
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