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 Post subject: Racing K1 6 months later
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:13 am 
lord high faltbotmeister

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I finally had the chance to try out the K1 I bought last year for a couple of outings in almost flat calm conditions inside a reef on the east coast of Sri Lanka (I moved to Coloombo last year).
I now have tremendous respect for the people who race hardshell K1s in any conditions, but I managed to make it a lot less tippy by removing the bucket seat and base, sitting on a thin rubber mat on the keel tube (you need a fairly narrow butt to be able to get this low), adding 10 kg of lead shot ballast (scuba diver weight bags) either side of the keel tube and using a greenland paddle, which allows fast low braces.

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Pakboats Quest 135, Nautiraid Narak 460, 416 & K1 (sold my 550), First light 420, Feathercraft Wisper, Fujita Alpina AL-1 400, Incept k40 (for sale)
Non-folders: Cape Falcon F1. Beth sailing canoe, 2014 Hobie Adventure Island


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:00 am 
lord high faltbotmeister

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Would love to see pics of the K1, that has to be about the rarest folder out there. Does Nautiraid still sell it?
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g

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:13 am 
lord high faltbotmeister

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http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj516/siravingmon/7BB42883-2AA5-4E49-BBB0-0EDA65D66180_zpsdwbzpxnz.jpg
http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj516/siravingmon/3279B4E7-C390-453D-8884-89F278E45257_zpscoy6nhas.jpg
http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj516/siravingmon/B9841619-62EA-437E-88C2-C0C3395C58EE_zps6mfyny4v.jpg
http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj516/siravingmon/DA20C1E5-9D43-4946-9D91-449CC87FC439_zpsvjommsfu.jpg
http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj516/siravingmon/9774534B-B2AB-4BC3-B215-E9F82457A646_zpsvxgtwcmu.jpg

Still available from the factory I think

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Pakboats Quest 135, Nautiraid Narak 460, 416 & K1 (sold my 550), First light 420, Feathercraft Wisper, Fujita Alpina AL-1 400, Incept k40 (for sale)
Non-folders: Cape Falcon F1. Beth sailing canoe, 2014 Hobie Adventure Island


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:19 am 
lord high faltbotmeister

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And of course there's these pics from an earlier thread
http://www.foldingkayaks.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3109

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Pakboats Quest 135, Nautiraid Narak 460, 416 & K1 (sold my 550), First light 420, Feathercraft Wisper, Fujita Alpina AL-1 400, Incept k40 (for sale)
Non-folders: Cape Falcon F1. Beth sailing canoe, 2014 Hobie Adventure Island


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