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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:57 am 
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Can anyone advise please, are there any brands / models that fit a FC well, I don't mind ordering from overseas so long as they will be a good fit, the majority I've looked at here so far are small and wouldn't displace much water.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:17 pm 
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Since I have a rigid skin on frame and 3 folders (including a Wisper) I have several sets of float bags, including one from Feathercraft that came with my Kahuna, as well as Harmony and NRS bags and a couple of no-names. I find the standard large Harmony rec boat float bag works for just about anything, These are 44" x 26" inflated which means that they will expand to fit snugly fore and aft in a Wisper. That is MORE than enough displacement. They seem to be about $46 now -- I think I got most of the ones I have for less than that on sale at various times:

https://www.austinkayak.com/products/97 ... Vinyl.html

I you feel you want a large or longer bag, there are instructions in the book "Buiding the Greenland Kayak" for making your own. It does not look all that difficult and I believe the valves, tubing, glue and material are available from sites like Seattle Fabrics.

I do like that the Feathercraft has a nylon slipcover that protects the vinyl from abrasion and punctures and have been considering sewing such covers for the other "naked" vinyl bags.

Someone is selling a set for $40 on Ebay that looks like it could be a decent fill size (based on the proportions relative to the inflation tube). You could send the seller a question on the dimensions, but that looks like a similar Harmony set I have.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Harmony-Stern-A ... SwG-1W1Or7

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:12 pm 
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I bought a large pair from Lomo in Glasgow to fit my folding boats. I'd have guessed they would fit a wisper too.
http://www.ewetsuits.com/cgi-bin/sh0000 ... .html#a894
I think I got the size 14 ones.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:40 am 
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Ah great,I'll look at the lomo bags, thanks.


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