Folding Kayaks Forum

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Author:  tmarciniak [ Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Introduction

I have a Tyne tandem folding kayak from my carefree days in an apartment in Minnesota in the 1970s. I am now in Delaware but unfortunately my wife now refuses to go out in the Tyne so I'd like to find a good home for it. The wood frame is in excellent shape except for one piece that has a crack needing repair. The skin is scuffed and I didn't do a great job on cosmetic patches but it is watertight. It's missing the rudder gudgeon. I even have the splash apron. I'll accept any reasonable offer.

Author:  JohnSand [ Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Introduction

It looks interesting. I probably have too many boats already, but I'll be in Lewes visiting family next week. What is reasonable for a boat like that?

Author:  idc [ Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Introduction

My favourite boat (well one of two) is a Tyne Prefect, a single, which I reskinned using Yost's methods (glued pvc). I haven't paddled a double, but there are some owners in the UK and I think if you search for Tyne on this forum you'll find some posts from them. (Malcolm is one, who is doing good work figuring out the best way to reskin/waterproof his.) You could also look on the Song of the Paddle forum, where they also post.

I hope someone is able to take the boat off your hands and give it a further life.
All the best,

Author:  martin2007 [ Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Introduction

Hi there, I have the same boat, configured as a solo. Mine's in good shape, but the "rubber" hull is on its last legs. How much life is left in the "grey part" of your hull? (I've never been sure if it's rubber, hypalon, or something else, but mine's abraided and patched and calked with concrete-sealing goo that has kept the boat floating.) I'm in London, Ontario. How much do you want for the boat?

Author:  JohnSand [ Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:30 am ]
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I saw this boat on Tuesday, it looks pretty good. He has it on Craigslist for $200.

Author:  martin2007 [ Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Introduction

Thanks, John, for posting that. I looked up the ad on Craigslist. It's described as a 17-footer, which would mean that it's not the same hull as my Tyne tandem which is 15'. I considered it as a replacement skin and frame parts for mine, but it seems an unlikely match.

Author:  JohnSand [ Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Introduction

That seems about right to me, I paced it off and it's a big boat. Not terribly heavy though, I picked it up fairly easily. I am 6'5" and 230 though.

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