My guess would be a Lightspeed / Extreme Interface (lettering at 15:48) Phantom with a modified rudder? Either my search skills are abysmal, or there are essentially no pictures to be found for this kayak model.
Has to be none.Question - how much time on the water had they ever done before that trip?
There you go again...decreasing the dramatic interest and suspense in the film!Has to be none.
At 15:19 of episode 2 "We didn't know how high the tide was going to come up" as the video shows an obvious high tide line on a rock face.
Fairly sure that the block itself did not withstand the torque and cracked around the pin... It's the weak spot to begin with: The stainless pin is pressed into the acetal block which in turn has all the groves to guide the release cord and the 3 holes to attach to the cage. I've seen old, uv damaged blocks fail from small incidents in way less dramatically narrated stories.I agree with @red kite that the rudder was a 'later addition' to the kayak - and not very well done.
It's not clear to me what the repairs involved - what is the purpose of the wire lashing?
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Anyway, a definite 'tip of the hat' from me to the other paddlers who got the duo on their way.