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 Post subject: folding canoes?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:32 pm 
faltbootemeister

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is this also a topic in this forum?

i like this forum. but i have to change from kayak to canoe. but i will stay to folders

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 Post subject: Re: folding canoes?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:18 pm 
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I'm interested. What do you paddle?


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 Post subject: Re: folding canoes?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:18 pm 
faltbootemeister

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hi

i had a klepper t9(>>> klepper >> my T9)

i can't paddle my beloved t9 due to healthy reasons(vertigo, extrem kneeproblems-no power after > 2 hours sitting in kayakposition).
that was not a problem caused by the t9!!!!!!
that was a problem caused by me fixed in my head.
so i sold my t9.

i can't be without being on the water and so i want to get a canoe.
a folding canoe.
i started a thread under "other boats". maybe there are some other guys who are interessted in folding canoes.

br hannes
from vienna/austria/europe


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 Post subject: Re: folding canoes?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:21 pm 
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I had a Grabner Jumbo inflatable canoe. Did not really like it as it was a lot to paddle solo

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 Post subject: Re: folding canoes?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:05 am 
faltbootemeister

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gumotex palava/innova vagabond is a good inflatible canoe on rivers.
but high wind resistance on open water as all inflatibles :(


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 Post subject: Re: folding canoes?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:47 pm 
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I have the Ally folding canoe 160DR. It is a pain in the backside to assemble (takes me around an hour as opposed to 20 minutes for my klepper t9), but once assembled is reasonably stiff, carries a ton of baggage, and paddles very like a normal canoe. I like paddling it. I just don't like assembling it. (Disassembling is much easier.) It is lovely and light for portaging, though I wouldn't portage it while loaded for fear of bending the aluminium rods.
I have also had a go at constructing and paddling my brother's Pak canoe (a 150 I think). This was easier to build than the Ally and I liked the inflatable sides and the adjustable bench seats. It still took a lot longer to put together than the Klepper though.


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 Post subject: Re: folding canoes?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:59 pm 
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Pakboat Pakcanoes. They have several models and though I have never actually set one up myself, I have had 4 Pakboat kayak models and understand they used a similar frame set up for XT models and that was quite easy to set up. Pakcanoes are favored by many hunting and fishing guides for taking trips in bush plains -- we actually bought the XT kayak from a guide who used Pakboat folding canoes for client trips to Alaska and Patagonia, even in rocky streams with moderate whitewater. From what I have heard about them, they perform just as well as a hardshell canoe.

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