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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:23 am 

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I’m selling my new Feathercraft Koho folding sea kayak, which is a 2000 model according to my local boat shop - a former Feathercraft dealer. Koho was designed for smaller paddlers and made in Canada for only a few years starting in the late 90’s, so it isn’t well known, however it's basically a slightly shorter K-Light. I'm not aware of a comparable high quality folding kayak this size that's made currently. I bought it for my little girl to grow into, but then work took us to central Texas and sadly kayaking became impractical until returning to the Boston area, and by then my tall teenager was about to outgrow it. The kayak has been carefully stored and has never been in the water. It comes with the cockpit cover, spray skirt, Feathercraft backpack, instructions, repair kit and silicone lubricant.

In terms of shape and structure the Koho is essentially just a lighter and shorter K-Light, and I think that Feathercraft concluded that it wasn't practical to make a kayak so similar to K-Light. It’s 11’6” long (vs about 12' for K-Light) with a 25” beam, is extremely light at 27 lbs. and has fiberglass coaming and center cross ribs that are identical to K-Light’s. The frame components practically match K-Light’s, except that they’re shorter, and the assembly directions are the same. The nylon Cordura deck is sewn to a Hypalon hull, the four cross ribs are made of high density polyethylene and the frame tubing is made from a very light and strong aluminum/magnesium alloy. It has inflatable sponsons of course. The seat is the especially comfortable type used in K-Lights and Khatsalanos during that period.

As a K-Light owner, I can picture how well the Koho must handle. With the combination of its lighter weight and shorter length it must be fast and maneuverable. Due to all the similarities, if you read K-Light reviews you’ll get some idea what to expect from the Koho: ... ght-kayak/ (not identical of course, but similar).

Koho's light weight makes it easy to lift onto a rooftop and many children will be able to carry it. Assembly time with practice will be about 30 minutes. All in all, it’s a great little kayak that benefits from Feathercraft’s design and construction, and I’ll be sorry to see it go. Feathercraft of course, has a fine reputation for quality, durability and performance.

The Koho sold for about $2400 and I’m asking $795 (reduced from $1400). I’m halfway between Boston and New Hampshire. See link to pictures below.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:04 am 

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Is this still available?

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