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 Post subject: Old klepper AERIUS
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:49 am 
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Hi,

I want to buy a Klepper AERIUS II and in a lot of ads i see AERIUS like this in the picture.

A little disjointed string are along the side between the hull and the fabric upper. Is it something bad or just aesthetic ?


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 Post subject: Re: Old klepper AERIUS
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:22 am 
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I take it you mean the curved sewn "joint" below the blue "decking material" . This is where the hull gets "rubbed" against objectes such as decks,rocks or anything else that could cause the abrasion. It happens to all the older Aerius 2s and while it dosn,t seem serius re-sewing would be a good thing to do, or have it done for you. Klepper eliminated this seam several years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Old klepper AERIUS
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:36 am 
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Yes , that's what I was talking about. So it's not that bad :) Even normal on older models . Thank you for your response. I can not move to see the kayak so it's a bit difficult to choose...


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 Post subject: Re: Old klepper AERIUS
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:05 pm 
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What appears to be string hanging down from the deck/hull seam is actually the bottom edge of a hull panel that is stitched to the main hull. If it is as obvious as the one in the photo then I suspect the stitching is starting to let go. While re-sewing is possible it often indicates de-lamination of the skin and this means the hull is at the end of its life.

It is very difficult to assess a hull's viability by looking at photos. You really need to get up close and personal with your prospective purchase.

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