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 Post subject: Id of this folder?
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 4:35 pm 
paddler

Joined: Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:34 pm
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Location: Stockholm
Hello,
I got my hands on a used folding kayak, but I can't figure out what make and model it is. It has no stamps or labels.
It might be a MTW Kolibri, but I'm not too certain. Any suggestions?


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Thanks!
Jens

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 Post subject: Re: Id of this folder?
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 5:55 pm 
lord high faltbotmeister

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Jens,

Check out this Kolibri Hummingbird, looks to me like it MIGHT be what you have.

http://www.faltbootbasteln.de/fbb-kolibri4undtramp.html

Best,
g

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 Post subject: Re: Id of this folder?
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 10:42 pm 
Brotherhood of the Golden Paddle

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I think Greg nailed it.

The hull doesn't look original but it looks pretty good. Is it a snug fit on the frame?

Overall a very nice looking boat.

d

Greg, when did you sell your AEII?

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 Post subject: Re: Id of this folder?
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 4:31 am 
paddler

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Thanks both of you!
The skin fits ok.

I does look similar indeed, but the backrest mounts in the gunwales differ. Also the hinges/metal details that connect the gunwales in the pic below are different. Maybe it has a cover in the faltbootbasteln pic?
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The previous owner might have modded it a bit. It came with interesting design sketches of foot paddle wheel systems etc.
A lot of fun for the $12 i paid!

/Jens

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