I was paddling a Prijon Kodiak this past weekend, and was convinced it was narrower than the 24.5 inch beam (62cm) that is listed on North American sites like www.wildnet.com. I recall some earlier discussions wherein Prijon owners reported narrower beams. So…
- The German catalogue found at www.prijon.com lists the beams as Kodiak 59cm (23.2") and Seayak 58cm (22.8").
- The USA site at www.wildnet.com lists the beams as Kodiak 62cm (24.5") and Seayak 61cm (24.0").
Are these boats made differently for European or North American markets, or did someone once do an improper conversion from cm to inches that got stuck in a lot of catalogues? The proper conversion is 1 inch = 2.54 cm.