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Scotspaddler
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Hello from Scotland

Post by Scotspaddler »

Hi thanks for allowing me to join the group.
Over the last 20 years I have bought a few folding kayaks one Tyne , three kleppers, and one hummer ?
The most recent one was bought of flee bay for 300 pounds it will need a bit of work to get it back into the water hopefully it will a worth while project . :D

martin2007
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Re: Hello from Scotland

Post by martin2007 »

Hello Scotspaddler! Welcome to the forum!

idc
knight of the folding kayak realm
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Re: Hello from Scotland

Post by idc »

Hi Scotspaddler,
Those sound like a good little fleet. Which is the one that needs the work?
I bought an old Tyne Prefect, the skin was thoroughly shot. I reskinned it using Yost's methods (glued pvc) and have become very fond of it. It is shorter and lighter than my other folding boats and goes together pretty fast. It also fits into one rucksack, unlike the Kleppers, so it is a bit more portable (though not as small and light as the Pakboat Puffin I acquired recently). While the glied pvc is probably not as robust as getting a hypalon and canvas skin made for the boat, it was a good deal cheaper (a little over a £100 for materials, if I remember rightly) and it is satisfying to have done the repairs oneself.
Let us know how your project goes.
All the best,
Ian

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