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BKC SK287

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Stability 7
Speed 8.5
Tracking 8
Comfort 7.5
Features 7.5
Portability 8

The Brooklyn Kayak Company SK287 is a sit-in touring kayak that easily handles choppy water and rough seas. While its long body means it cannot turn on a dime, this speedy craft cuts through waves effortlessly. Novice paddlers might find that the kayak is a little tippy, but experienced, confident kayakers looking to up their game will appreciate how fast and responsive this boat is. Priced slightly over $1,000, this kayak will suit intermediate to advanced paddlers looking for a boat to cover a decent amount of distance.

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$1,297.00
January 26, 2023 2:10 am
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7.8Expert Score
The Brooklyn Kayak Company SK287 is a sit-in touring kayak that easily handles choppy water and rough seas. While its long body means it cannot turn on a dime, this speedy craft cuts through waves effortlessly. Novice paddlers might find that the kayak is a little tippy, but experienced, confident kayakers looking to up their game will appreciate how fast and responsive this boat is. Priced slightly over $1,000, this kayak will suit intermediate to advanced paddlers looking for a boat to cover a decent amount of distance.
Stability
7
Speed
8.5
Tracking
8
Comfort
7.5
Features
7.5
Portability
8
PROS
  • Fast
  • Handles waves like a dream
  • Rapid acceleration
  • Light and easy to handle for a solo paddler
  • Loads of storage room
CONS
  • Taller paddlers have not much legroom
  • Rides low when loaded

Size and Weight 

The SK287 sit-in touring kayak measures 14 feet 9 inches / 450 cm in length, 21.5 inches / 55 cm in width, and 15 inches / 38 cm in height. 

The cockpit measures 33.5 inches / 85 cm long by 17.75 inches / 45 cm wide. It has a dry weight of 44 lbs / 20 kg, making it extremely easy for one person to place it on top of a car, portage it, or launch it. 

The weight is comparable to other touring kayaks of the same size like the Eddyline Sitka which weighs 49 lbs / 22 kg and is significantly lighter than the Liquidlogic Inuit which weighs 61 lbs / 28kg.

Capacity

The SK287 has a weight capacity of 330 lbs / 150 kg, which leaves plenty of allowance for food, water, and gear for longer trips. 

The capacity is comparable to the Liquidlogic Inuit and Eddyline Sitka, both of which are at 350 lbs / 158 kg. 

Features

The hull is rotomolded, single-piece High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE). While it is designed and built to last, you can prolong its lifespan by coating it with a UV protectant at the start and end of every season. 

You can also apply marine silicone sealant to all the hardware to increase its waterproofing capabilities and reduce the risk of water entering the hull. 

At the front of the kayak is a t-handle for easy handling when transporting or launching, and an anchor line all around the bow should you need to anchor. Vertically across the bow is a paddle park system for you to secure your paddle and keep it out of the way when not in use. 

Further back, there is a waterproof, circular hatch with a rubber cover for you to access the dry storage area in the kayak.

Just behind that are bungee tie-downs to secure your dry bags or anything else you don’t mind getting wet. 

On the inside front of the cockpit are adjustable footrests attached to a rudder control system. The seat is a comfortable built-in seat with a padded, adjustable backrest. 

Just behind the seat towards the stern are two flush-mounted rod holders with covers to keep the water out and prevent the inside of the kayak from filling with stagnant water. 

Moving down, you have a large, oval storage waterproof hatch that gives you access to the dry storage area in the stern. Then you have an additional anchor trolley line and a second paddle park system. 

At the back of the stern is the second t-handle for carrying the boat, as well as the foot-controlled, spring-loaded rudder system at the very end. 

To use the rudder system, you’ll have to pull on the rope on the starboard side of the cockpit and secure it into the cleat. 

Note that some taller reviewers over 6 feet / 183 cm have reported difficulty using the footrests and the rudder system. Tall paddlers might have to control the rudder system with their legs uncomfortably propped up. 

Performance

At 14 feet 9 inches / 450 cm, the SK287 is understandably not the best at handling tight turns. However, it is a dream when cutting through strong winds and big waves. This kayak will go through three to four-foot ocean waves without even blinking! 

The SK287 is only 21 inches / 53 cm wide, compared to other similar kayaks that are about 24 to 27 inches / 61 to 69 cm wide, making it super sensitive and giving it stellar edging. 

However, it isn’t meant for novice kayakers that are likely to find it tippy, especially if you’re new to touring kayaks. When you are moving, the kayak feels extremely stable but when stationary, the kayak can feel insecure.

In addition, the footrests don’t extend far enough for a taller person to comfortably operate the rudder. Paddlers that are more than 6 feet / 183 cm tall have reported a lack of legroom and difficulty operating the rudder controls. 

Overall, the SK287 is an excellent choice for a small to medium-sized, confident kayaker that has practice with momentum and edging, but will not make a suitable choice for new paddlers. 

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Additional information

Specification: BKC SK287

Specs
Length (in) 177
Length (cm) 450
Width (in) 21.5
Width (cm) 55
Height (in) 15
Height (cm) 38.1
Weight (lb) 44
Weight (kg) 20
Load Capacity (lb) 330
Load Capacity (kg) 150
Cockpit type sit inside
Material High-density polyethylene
Propulsion paddle
Technology rotomolded
Features
Seat Padded seat with adjustable backrest
Front bulkhead Yes
Rear bulkhead Yes
Front storage hatch 1
Rear storage hatch 1
Dry storage 2
Bungee cords 2
Footrests adjustable
Other features 2 carry handles
Rod holders 2
Rudder/skeg Pedal-operated retractable rudder
Specification
Crew 1
User Level Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Intended Use Day touring, Fishing, Multiday touring, Recreation, Sea kayaking
Water type Big lakes, bays, Open sea/ocean, Slow rivers (Class I-II), Small lakes
Accessories Included Yes
Warranty 1 year parts, 5 year hull
Manufacturer website https://brooklynkayakcompany.com/
Dimensions
Weight 20 kg
Dimensions 450 × 55 × 38.1 cm

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