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“I like the simple joys of paddling and camping, and it was important that the kayak provide DRY movement of me and ALL my camping equipment.
Eskimo 17 HV does this superbly -- well beyond my expectations...”

John McCubbin, California


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Eskimo 17 CRX 3G HV

John McCubbin, California
"... I wish to express my admiration for such a well designed and superbly constructed kayak. Not only are the components of the highest caliber and the craftsmanship 'top-drawer', but this whole system (kayak) is so well thought out. I truly love this versatile watercraft. It provides me so much pleasure, and as you may remember, versatility was important to me. I like the simple joys of paddling and camping, and it was important that the kayak provide DRY movement of me and ALL my camping equipment.
Eskimo 17 HV does this superbly -- well beyond my expectations...
I also enjoy sailing, and this kayak is an excellent sailboat. This built-in feature is easily one of Easy Rider's biggest selling points. I have taken my kayak sailing on many of the lakes here in Northern California -- Tahoe being one of them. And I have plied many of the waters of Puget Sound.
While learning to sail, I have placed myself and this kayak in some stressful situations as I tested its handling, limitations, and idiosyncracies. At no time have I ever felt this kayak would let me down. When properly rigged and trimmed, this is a very safe and seaworthy boat! What I like most, is its 'set-and-forget' sailing ability. It holds a course very well. After I've trimmed the sails and leeboards, I just lean back and enjoy the cruise. Now I look forward to sailing the tricky waters of San Francisco Bay, and going from Santa Cruz to Monterey -- straight across the bay... The boat moves like a bat-out-of-hell when the wind gets up past 10-15 knots.
You have provided me with as much enjoyment as a person can handle... a superb boat and tons of fun!"

Dave Maier, San Francisco, California
"... My world of kayaking has been changed forever...
On a recent trip to Seattle, I participated in one of Easy Rider's Saturday morning kayak outings. I had told Peter the previous day that my dream kayak was his Eskimo 17 CRX 3G HV, and there it was sitting gracefully on the dock begging me to climb aboard... The only problem, or so I thought, was that it was fully rigged with an Outrigger and an Airfoil Sail! I have NEVER sailed in my life and was hesitant to say the least.
After some gentle words of encouragement and a few quick instructions, I was actually sitting in a sailing craft ready to go. I slowly paddled into the wind, set my sail and was off, zipping across the lake. For half an hour I sailed... I mean, I SAILED! I couldn't believe I was doing it or how exciting it was and how much fun I had... When I landed back in San Francisco, my friends kept asking me, 'What in the world are you smiling about?'... I've been smiling for two days... Dennis Conner, watch out!!!"