Transparent Kayak – very pretty but not very practical for the Ozarks

I was adding some pictures to the Ozarks Walkabout Pinterest page today when I re-discovered this picture of a transparent kayak I’d pinned to my personal Pinterest.

A transparent kayak on a tropical beach - hardly the Ozarks!

Transparent Kayak

What a great, if impractical idea! I couldn’t see the hull staying clear and scratch free for long on the rough and rocky lakes and creeks of the Ozarks, but it would be fun while it lasted.

I wonder if this would help me with my fishing? The kayak costs $1,600, so it’d be more economical to invest in a fish finder, especially as the Ozarks lakes are quite murky.

Fortunately I can no longer be tempted by it as it is not available anymore.

Some on-line research unearthed the following details:

2011 Molokini Clear Canoe
Length: 11′ 1″
Width: 33.5″
Depth: 11″
Weight: 40 lbs.
Weight Capacity: 425 lbs.
Material: HI-TECH Polymer
Frame: T6 6061 Anodized Aluminum
Manufacturer: Clear Blue Hawaii

If you came here looking for a clear bottomed kayak, you may find this link useful: directboats.com

Transparent Kayak – Hammacher Schlemmer

What do you think?