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 Post subject: Vintage Greenland II
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:23 pm 
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Hi, I'm new here and considering this Folbot:

"Vintage collapsable Folbot Greenland II Kayak in great condition! Ocean grade tandem kayak with original paddles. Estimated to be from late 70s/early 80s"

and additional info from the seller:
"I do not have the storage bags unfortunately. It has been stored fully assembled, at least as long as I have had it. there are no blemishes or mildew on the skin at all. they only thing I have noticed is some oxidation on some of the wingnuts/screws."

Sounds like it's been stored assembled for years, no idea when it was last in the water. Any obvious concerns about this, things I should look for? I would want to store it packed, any chance the skin has been stretched?

Thanks,
bill


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Greenland II
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:23 pm 
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Modest skin oxidation (white patches) is not usually a problem; some 303 usually takes care of that. Look for worn, thin, spots in the deck and abrasions in the hull. Check for cracks in the plastic parts of the frame, and for loose rivets. There are no replacement parts available, so you'll have to make your own. The most important thing is to make sure the frame can be disassembled. If the joints are frozen from oxidation, the only solution is to either leave it permantly assembled, or find some anodized tubing and make your own frame parts. That's a lot of work.

When Folbot was still in business, I would have said a used Greenland was worth in the neighborhood of $1,000-1,200. Today, I figure a boat in excellent condition is worth maybe $500-600.

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Greenland II
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:37 am 
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Thanks, Michael.

I think I'll pass. A 35-40 year old kayak may be more of a project than I'm looking for. Also, it's a 10 hour round-trip drive just to look at it.

Here's the Charleston, SC listing of anyone is interested.
https://charleston.craigslist.org/boa/d ... 38383.html


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