Frequently Asked Questions

Question

Why Expandacraft?

Answer

The Expandacraft was designed with a wave piercing bow which has several benefits. Tracking straight through a wave even at an angle is effortless and pitching motion is dampened. Drag in rough water is dramatically reduced compared to a typical kayak. A ridge along the bottom of Expandacraft hull parts also gives lateral resistance making them great for sailing up wind.

Question

What are the specs on the hull sections?

Answer  

Weight:

  • Center Section 11 lbs
  • Bow/Stern Section 7.5 lbs

Dimensions

  • Each section is 4 ft long
  • Hull width at widest point 10 inches.
  • At waterline, 6 to 8 inches depending on load
  • Draft 3 to 6 inches depending on load

Capacity:

  • Each bow/stern part displaces 40 pounds
  • Each center part displaces 80 pounds
  • The solo 12 can handle a 240 lb load
  • The 16 can take 450 lbs

If you have further questions about specs on the parts, Contact Us and we will email you a document called Technical Specs for Expandacraft Parts.

Question

What are my options for seating?

Answer

Expandacraft offers so many options for seating that we leave that part for you to decide.

Depending on how you plan to use your Expandacraft you may choose kayak seat, bench, swivel chair, padded cooler or no seat at all.

If you choose a standard kayak seat you will need to have eye straps installed on the center hulls sections and on the decking as well to snap the hooks onto.

This is not a difficult thing to do but if you want your deck to be perfectly flat with no obstructions there are several options.