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Author:  dregsfan [ Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Help buying a used Folbot

I'm thinking of buying a used Folbot. I've owned several hardshell kayaks, but never a folder. Any tips on what to look out for when buying a used Folbot? Thanks.

Author:  mje [ Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Help buying a used Folbot Greenland II

Check the tubes for kinks and corrosion. If it's an older one, with plastic ribs, check them for cracks and broken tabs. Check over the inside and outside of the hull for scrapes and cuts that expose the inner fabric. Look for loose rivets, and repairs improperly done.

Author:  dregsfan [ Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Help buying a used Folbot Greenland II

Thanks. Only kayak I've ever seen w/o a serial number. Or is it stamped somewhere on the skeleton?

Author:  mje [ Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Help buying a used Folbot Greenland II

No serial number. You might consider upgrading the coaming and possibly the ribs at some point- it really stiffens up the frame. But the boat is certainly very good as it is.

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