Guzzio from Belgium - Klepper T67 oldie - pics

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Guzzio from Belgium - Klepper T67 oldie - pics

Post by guzzio »

Hey, i'm Guzzio and i live in Belgium. So first, excuse me for my bad English :oops: .

This is my new kayak: a Klepper T67. I bought it yesterday and it's realy in mint condition. The last 25 years, it has not seen any water, so the seller told me ... It was stored in his basement all that time ...

A have had several kayaks (Eskimo Toppolino, Wave Sport Ace, Riot Air, Eagle Seajett, Nort Shore Mariner expedition, Gatz Grönlander, ...) but i sold them all four years ago and bought myself a speedboat, so the kids and my wife can join me now on the water.

But i missed a kayak for solo trips :cry: . I like being alone on the water now and then, so ...

And then i found this oldie.

Like i said, its in a good shape.

What i just don't know: how can i fresh up the upper deck. With some kind of spray? All tips are welcome.

And another thing that bothers me ... the wooden edge, should it be under the deck so you can't see the wood or is it correct as shown on the pics?


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Romainpek

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Post by Romainpek »

Nice boat... welcome

cline

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Post by cline »

Hello, and welcome to the forum. Image

Christov_Tenn

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Post by Christov_Tenn »

By "wooden edge," do you mean the wood surrounding the cockpit? If so, it appears to be assembled correctly. Does that boat have eight ribs?

nutellamonster

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Post by nutellamonster »

Hey everybody,

here http://typen.faltboot.de/f2103_var.php?ID=914 you can find some more infos and pictures of this type of Klepper. It has indeed 8 ribs and was constructed as a "hot-blooded wild horse for foaming, seething white water", "accustomed to winning contents", according to Klepper's ads for this kayak. So - you were warned... :mrgreen:

@ Guzzio: As to refreshing the deck's color - specialists on the German Faltbootforum agree that dyeing agents as well as supposedly dyeing water-proofing agents aren't good, especially for decks of a certain age. The consensus is that they do more damage than good. So I would advice: Leave the deck as it is, start saving up for a new skin or new deck... especially as the deck looks substantially good on your picture. The hull seems to have a big fold crosswise along the center, I'd worry more about that...

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