Lightning 17

The Lightning 17 is a full sized sea/touring kayak for accommodating a larger or smaller paddlers or for long distance paddling. The notable differences between the Lightning 17 and the Solace is the four panel hull (3 chine) and single peak deck, which is more flat than the Solaces' contoured deck. The Lightning 17 has a 24 inch beam, the Solaces has a 22 inch beam. The Lighting will offer more stability in slow moving paddling and drifting, and has a 197 inch waterline which makes tracking effortless.

Below the waterline, the hull has a graphite coating (part of the kit) which makes it durable and rugged in rocky and shallow environments. All of our kits are fibreglassed outside and inside, which makes them very rigid and durable, making them capable of coastal and cold water.

This kayak is great for novice and experienced paddlers, and can be used for recreational leisure paddling as well as long touring and excursions. The maximum paddler height is around 6'3" and the maximum shoe size is Mens 12. For larger and taller paddlers we offer the Solace XL series.

Cockpit Size
Cockpit Configuration

Dimensions: 17'long 24" beam

Cockpit: 31"x 17-5/8"

Large Cockpit: 34-1/4"x18-1/2"

Deck Height: 13"

Weight: 45 lbs

Capacity: 350 lbs

Max Paddler Height: 6'3"

Max Shoe Size: Mens 12

Build Time: 95-110 hrs

  • CNC cut BS1088 4mm Okoume Marine plywood
  • Temporary bulkheads/forms
  • Carry Handles
  • Entropy CLR Epoxy Resin
  • Entropy Pump set
  • 6oz Fiberglass
  • 4oz Fiberglass
  • 6oz Fibreglass Tape
  • Graphite Powder
  • Wood Flour
  • Stitching Wire
  • Mixing Cups
  • Tongue depressors
  • Fillet Sticks
  • Acid Brushes
  • Flagship Marine Varnish
  • Squeegees
  • Foam Rollers
  • 3" Roller handle
  • Nitrile gloves
  • 170+ page Instruction Manual

Box 1: 18x15x1

Box 2: 98x12x4

Shipping costs are calculated at checkout.

Kits generally ship within 2-7 days