Can Sea Kayaks be used in rivers and streams as well?
if they are slow moving, not too shallow, and not too rocky then you won’t have a problem.
A friend of mine entered the Bullerfest Slalom competition with his Skerray, but that is another story.
Pretty vague. How big is a stream? How sharp are the turns?
note that some sea kayaks are better
than others for rivers…depending on how rocky you might consider a sea kayak that was made with the foreknowledge that a collision with rocks is a given, this being a reference to brit boats designed for rock gardens/shores and are often made of a combo of Diolene and FG…
We’ve done class II-III (lower 2/3’s of the Nolichuckey and Hiwasee)in plastic Chinooks, scraped the heck out of them, had to exxxxxxxaggggerate the eddy turns but had a blast especially in the standing waves.
I use my plastic 17 foot Eclipse almost exclusevely for down river racing.
Keep the rudder up, and you will be guaranteed to learn quick maneuvering and response.
On a trip we just got back from we used or kevlar sea kayaks in rivers and streams a lot.
Tidal stream (like a real stream)
If really WW…
not so good. The bows aren’t reinforced to resist damage if pinned between rocks like WW boats are, and they are simply a lot of length to handle. Plastic boats have been gotten down class 2+ in the right hands, probably more than that, but as the water gets whiter the sea kayak becomes less apt. (or even safe)
like a Honda Civic can go off-road
Paddler skill and river knowledge makes a big difference.
That’s an important question?
Sorry I just dislike it when posters use deceiving titles to their self indulgent post. Of course a kayak can go in a stream, it can go down a snow covered hill too.
Subjects should indicate what the heck the posting is about. It’s a bit rude to be non-specific.
down a snow covered hill
Though for going down a snow covered hill I think a planing hull white water boat would perform better than a sea kayak ;-)
The times I've sent sea kayaks across snow covered geography they did not handle very well.
My Inazone makes a better sled than Celia's Piedra.
you should be paddling a river or stream kayak