North Wales Kayak Fishing

The Galaxy Grayling

 

The new galaxy grayling is a leisure kayak that can be used for fishing

This is my review of the galaxy grayling

 First of all the official stats are

  • CE Approved 
  • all stainless steel fittings to marine grade
  • Integrated safety grab handles
  • large rear storage complete with bungee and large storage tank
  • Length 269cm Width 82cm Height 35cm
  • Weight 18kg

 

when the kayak arrived it come complete as a package with 2 piece paddle. padded back band seat and 6 scupper bungs.

the quality of the moulding and materials used is first class only the highest grade of materials have been used for this kayak

 

Image description

The galaxy grayling is a relatively short boat at just 8ft 2inches it is very easy to transport and being just 18kg’s easy to carry to the water

Image description

The overall look is very stylish with pronounced side chine’s for extra stability and easy to set up seat And a mat contoured finish

 

Image description

The kayak has 2 large weather proof hatches each hatch has a raised rim so water can not run in to the hatch frame and a positive locking T shaped catch .

 

Image description

This kayak has a large design open cockpit and superb low profile centre console it is Complete with 4 spaced brass inserts for the addition of a rod holder.

All the edge mouldings are rounded to prevent any laceration injuries.

the kayak has a soft warm feel to it and the roomy cockpit gives an impression of open space.

The mat dimpled floor is for extra grip when wet



 

Image description

The rear tank well is superbly moulded with raised hatch and bungee elastic retaining system it has 2 moulded scupper holes and raised bumps on the bottom to prevent water becoming trapped when a crate or box is fitted

 

Image description

The rear hatch is big it has large raised sides and a nylon rimed removable bag as standard

both front and rear hatches have rubber seals fitted to keep the water out and T shaped locking handle this makes it easyer to lock and un-lock even with cold wet hands

 

Image description

The front and rear of the kayak has large soft grip handles for carrying

 

Image description

The side handles are specially designed with safety in mind they are large open moulded so from the smallest to the biggest hands would have no problem holding on to them without any chance of entrapment specially if you need to re-enter the kayak from the water

 

Image description

The padded back band is fitted with 4 brass dog clip style fastenings to make it easy to fit and remove the seat And together with the shaped moulded in seat base this is very comfortable


 

Image description

This is a superbly moulded and thought out kayak it would be ideal for river running or having fun on the lakes I liked the safety side handles and the contoured cockpit floor for extra grip when its wet the mat finish and rounded edges together with the hatch raised edges make a superb affordable all round package the retail of this kayak is £229 and its sure to become a favourite

 

Image description