The Extras That Make a Necky a Necky
At Necky we wanted to design an outfitting system that was simple, durable and easily customized to individual needs. The basic system in our touring kayaks is comprised of a skeg or rudder system, a seating system with forward adjustment and thigh bracing. For most users this standard system can be perfectly adjusted for comfort and boat control for almost any paddler.
Seating is the most popular feature on a kayak. It is important that you select a kayak with a seating system that you are extremely comfortable in. Your comfort will be the difference between 5 minutes in a boat versus 5 hours (or 5 days!). Most of our kayaks feature the Active Comfort System seat or the Necky touring seat with back band. Our seats can be adjusted to offer the maximum amount of comfort you will need for any journey on the water.
Rudders & Skegs
Many people ask "Is a rudder or skeg absolutely necessary?" Our answer is no, not absolutely. Neither are matches in your backpack or power steering for your car. The fact is a rudder or a skeg can be invaluable if you get caught in high winds or strong currents. A rudder or skeg can help reduce fatigue and make a significant difference in your boat's ability to track.
Thigh braces allow you to grip the boat with your inner thighs. This provides greater control of the kayak.
Necky Kayaks offers some of the best hatch systems in the industry. Our bulkheads are bonded and sealed to prevent leakage. It is our belief that you should not sacrifice safety when producing kayaks. All of Necky Kayaks come standard with flotation pillars and /or bulkheads to ensure your boat will still stay afloat even if it gets swamped.