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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:39 am 
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Is there any other < USD $1000 folding or take-apart kayak that functions similarly as Folbot Edisto?

My requirements include:

1) high rigidity (non-drop stitch inflatables are out and I prefer NOT to use Sea Eagle 473 rl unless I have no other choice);

2) ability to be used UNDECKED as either single or tandem, and can arrange seat positions with some flexibility;

3) not too wide, less than 32" beam (30" or less preferred);

4) at least 12' long;

5) has to be foldable or take-apart to fit inside a car;

6) not too heavy, less than 50 lbs would be nice;

7) not too deep/tall, as we may be paddling in wind speeds of about 15 mph;

8) payload capacity should not be too high, less than 350 lbs is ideal, I need to reduce windage;

9) bottom is not too flat (slightly rounded or v hull be better; as reference, I consider bottom of Sea Eagle 473 rl too flat).

I know there is PakBoats Saranac dual at $1285 new, though I prefer to stay under $1000, closer to $600 used, the better.

Thank you!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:54 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:25 pm 
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the feathercraft k2 expedition listed above looks like a great deal on an excellent boat, but misses on the OP’s list on: (2) cannot be undecked, (3) 33” beam, (6) empty boat weight 87#, and (8) load capacity 700#+.

it is really nothing like the edisto or saranac that were used as examples.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:12 pm 
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Used Edisto for sale in Comox, BC. $750 CAD = $560 USD. Not sure if seller will mail the boat to US. Assuming mailing is available, I estimate the mailing price would be around $200 CAD = $150 USD.

http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/community/threads/folbot-edisto.8581/#post-92144

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:57 am 
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zzffnn wrote:
Is there any other < USD $1000 folding or take-apart kayak that functions similarly as Folbot Edisto?

My requirements include:

1) high rigidity (non-drop stitch inflatables are out and I prefer NOT to use Sea Eagle 473 rl unless I have no other choice);

2) ability to be used UNDECKED as either single or tandem, and can arrange seat positions with some flexibility;

3) not too wide, less than 32" beam (30" or less preferred);

4) at least 12' long;

5) has to be foldable or take-apart to fit inside a car;

6) not too heavy, less than 50 lbs would be nice;

7) not too deep/tall, as we may be paddling in wind speeds of about 15 mph;

8) payload capacity should not be too high, less than 350 lbs is ideal, I need to reduce windage;

9) bottom is not too flat (slightly rounded or v hull be better; as reference, I consider bottom of Sea Eagle 473 rl too flat).

I know there is PakBoats Saranac dual at $1285 new, though I prefer to stay under $1000, closer to $600 used, the better.

Thank you!


Those are some conflicting requirements, I don't know of any folding kayak that meets all of them.
I Have a folbot Greenland II (and a Klepper Aerius) and a Folbot single.
The GII covers a lot of the numbers (1 & 2), 3 its at least 32in, 4 & 5 OK, 6 weight is more like 60 lbs, 7 &8 it is deep but seems fine to me with two paddlers but understand windage, it carries 600 lbs, not a problem (for me) with two paddlers but a lot of windage if paddled solo. 9 bottom not too flat. Don't know what they sell for used but deals can be found. One plus is you can sail the GII also. Very seaworthy. Looking for virtuelly a folding surfs with such a light weight/windage, not sure who makes anything like that and I would want a seaworthy kayak (Klepper, Folbot, Feathercraft) if I were going into heavy seas or winds.


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