Racing K1 6 months later

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Racing K1 6 months later

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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.
Simon

Feathercraft Wisper, Firstlight 420, Fujita Alpina AL-1 400, KXone Airrow 17, Nautiraid Geenlander 1, K1, 416, Narak 460 (sold my 550), Pakboats Quest 135, TRAK 2.0
Cape Falcon F1, Beth, Hobie AI
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Re: Racing K1 6 months later

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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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Re: Racing K1 6 months later

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Simon

Feathercraft Wisper, Firstlight 420, Fujita Alpina AL-1 400, KXone Airrow 17, Nautiraid Geenlander 1, K1, 416, Narak 460 (sold my 550), Pakboats Quest 135, TRAK 2.0
Cape Falcon F1, Beth, Hobie AI
AE Air Fusion Evo wanted, Incept k40 for sale

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Re: Racing K1 6 months later

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

:)
Simon

Feathercraft Wisper, Firstlight 420, Fujita Alpina AL-1 400, KXone Airrow 17, Nautiraid Geenlander 1, K1, 416, Narak 460 (sold my 550), Pakboats Quest 135, TRAK 2.0
Cape Falcon F1, Beth, Hobie AI
AE Air Fusion Evo wanted, Incept k40 for sale

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