Yes. Ocean Kayaks are much more stable, much easier to get into and out of, and are safer because the cockpit does not fill up with water. They are also less expensive than most other sea kayaks. Read more about the sit-on-top design.
Ocean Kayaks are very durable, however on occasion they may need some minor repairs. The linear polyethylene used in our kayaks is repairable. You may wish to contact an Ocean Kayak dealer close to you to have repairs performed by their staff. We offer free weld rod and we can ship hatch cut outs (small portions of the kayak) for use in welds and welding practice. A heat gun with reduction nozzle is needed. Contact our customer service representatives for more information.
Rinse them off after use and empty any water from the interior by releasing the bow drain plug and turning boat upside down to drain. Storage is the key to keeping the kayak in tip top shape. A boat should be supported by a rack or webbing on edge (strongest part of the kayak is the cockpit area). When hanging a boat, run straps around the boat, near the cockpit (using the scupper holes may cause distortion). Storing your boat bottom side down or hanging from the toggle handles may also cause distortion. See our Care and Maintenance section for more tips.
You can find the serial number for your kayak on the back cover of the Owner’s Manual included with your boat. The serial number is also located on each kayak approximately 6" from the stern on the starboard side of the boat (the right-hand side of a boat when you are facing the front front). For boats purchased before 2010 the serial number is approximately 6” from the bow just under the parting line on the starboard side of the boat (the right-hand side of a kayak when you are facing the front). If a serial number that is etched into the boat is difficult to read, take a rubbing of the number by placing a piece of paper over the number and rubbing a crayon or pencil until the serial number can be seen on the paper.