For Sale: Fibreglass Current Designs Slipstream [SOLD!]

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Update: Sorry kids, the boat is sold.

You are looking at one of the greatest kayaks ever built and it could be yours for only $800 firm. Behold the Slipstream designed by the late, great Derek Hutchinson and manufactured by Current Designs.

The slipstream is 10 years old and she has taken me all over Georgian Bay and Lake Superior on trips up to 7 days. She surfs great and really loves to play in and around rocks.

This boat has been highly customized over the years including:

  • fibreglass/graphite reinforced keel strip
  • deck compass (has a crack in the housing but can be replaced)
  • sailing cleat and eyelet for a deck-mounted tow system (rope not included)
  • custom front bulkhead (for an inseam of 32” or shorter. Sorry basketball superstars)
  • Guzzler 400 foot pump (MSRP $200)
  • North Water reflective deck line covers on the bow and stern

I will be straight up with you; I wouldn’t describe this baby as like-new or even in newish condition. The fact is she is well used, so if you are looking for a scratch free boat, keep looking. There are a couple of minor chips in the fibreglass here and there but there are no structural cracks in the hull or anything like that.

She is still a fine boat with years of life still in her.

Please note that with the custom bulkhead it is going to be a tight fit for anybody with an inseam longer than roughly 32”. It’s possible to cut out and move the bulkhead if you find the fit too tight for your monster long legs.

The boat is located in downtown Toronto, Ontario and I can arrange an on-water boat demo at any time.

If you are looking to purchase your first kayak and looking for a high performance boat at a cheap price, you found her.

If you want to see the full collection of photos in high resolution click here.

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Update: Sorry kids, the boat is sold.

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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