Skip's Sport Shop
Where Experience Counts
5765 W. M-72
Grayling, Mi 49738
Our Store Hours are:
Monday thru Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
We are Avid Archery Hunters and Bow Tune Specialist's.
Skip's Sport Shop sells Old Town Kayaks, along with Ocean Kayaks and have a full line in stock along with all the accessories to go with your Kayak.
The new Twister sit on kayaks will be available through authorized Old Town dealers beginning August 2012. "The Twister is designed for the ultimate in convenience and utility," said Sara Knies, Old Town Canoes & Kayaks Marketing Director. "An outfitter favorite, the Twister's hull is designed to take a beating while the cockpit fits most body types comfortably. Just grab a paddle and your PFD and the no-nonsense Twister is ready for the water and just about anything you can throw at it."
Old Town Caspian 12' Sit-on-Top Kayak
After a strong run as the largest canoe manufacturer in the world, Old Town made its first kayak in 1940. By 1970 Old Town had won national awards for material innovation with its fiberglass boats and was the exclusive manufacturer of canoes and kayaks to the US Team. Since then, Old Town has helped reshape the canoe and kayak industry by being the first to bring Royalex® and rotomolded plastic boats to market. Today Old Town continues to advance the canoe and kayak tradition through design and material innovation.
Old Town has been a pioneer in innovative materials for canoes and kayaks that provide rigidity and resiliency, lightweight and long life, attractive looks and affordable prices.
Old Town is in the process of transitioning all of our rotomolded kayaks and canoes to a higher grade material called LT9000. LT9000 is a compounded blend of polyethylene found in both our single layer and three layer polyethylene processes. This blend is designed to maximize the distribution of polymer in the kayak tools which help us to build lighter boats. LT9000 provides the stiffness needed to ensure your boat will hold up to the impacts that may encounter during your adventure. Need Help in Choosing a Kayak click here
Skip's carry the tetra 10 & 12, caper, venus 11, and mysta ocean kayaks.
Why a sit-on-top kayak?
Fiberglass, paddle floats, navigation maps, self-rescue…you'd like to enjoy the water in a kayak, but perhaps you aren't feeling ready for the investment of time and money it takes to get into the sport. There are lots of alternatives out there for new and recreational paddlers, one of which is a sit-on-top kayak.
Sit-on-top kayaks have similar hull shapes to their traditional counterparts, but instead of sitting inside the kayak, you sit on a molded-in depression on top. Some are fiberglass, but most are made from tough, inexpensive, rotationally molded plastic. Sit-on-top kayaks share many benefits with traditional sit-insides, but often are easier to use and less expensive. There are sit-on-top kayaks designed for fishing, surfing, touring, scuba diving and more. Some of these are considered specialty boats, but most sit-on-tops are built for multi-purposes and with recreational or beginning paddlers in mind.
Sit-on-top kayaks have a few advantages over sit-insides, one of which is comfort. Paddlers with large body types, long legs, or limited flexibility may feel less confined paddling a sit-on-top. One of the biggest benefits is the ability to do a self-rescue. Because sit-on-tops have an open deck rather than an enclosed one, there is less risk of being trapped in the boat if it tips over. With a sit-on-top kayak there is no need to practice Eskimo rolls or wet exits. That really appeals to new paddlers, and people who don't plan to take their kayaks out on expeditions.
Sit-on-tops are fun and a great way to enjoy kayaking….so, grab a paddle and sit on an Ocean Kayak.
The Caper is a compact sea kayak. Stable and easy to maneuver, this kayak comes complete with a performance hull and storage options rare for boats this size. Suitable for most body types with a roomy cockpit and an impressive weight capacity. Don't let the size fool you – the Caper delivers big fun. Throw it in the back of your pickup and head to your favorite fishing or paddling spot.
Designed by women (and one cool guy in touch with his feminine side), the Venus 11 is the slightly bigger sister of our popular and petite Venus 10 for women paddlers with a medium to large build. Still super lightweight for easy car-topping, the Venus 11 is built for fun with a slightly wider seat positioned to help the boat respond to a woman's center of gravity. It's stable and suited for flat water, moderate ocean swells and waves or slow-moving rivers. The comfy Venus 11 comes with a unique grab handle system for easy car-topping. Now you can load up and head to the water without help!