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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:13 pm 
Why I'm here. I saw an ad in the local paper for a Folbot for sale for $200.00. I called the guy up and purchased it without ever seeing it. Imagine my surprise when I went to pick it up and I brought home this. ... sort=3&o=0

Can anyone provide the backstory on when Fobot made a "hard kayak"?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:43 pm 
lord high faltbotmeister
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The paddles look like original Folbots and the company made rigid skin on frame boats (treated canvas skins over metal and wooden frames), but I've never seen a plastic Folbot product. Are there actual Folbot labels on the kayak? Probably some folks on here more familiar with Folbot can offer some history.

Maybe this was something they made for the military?

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 8:35 am 
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It's a Sprint. Folbot model SPT.
It's roto-molded poly.

go here: ... ntify.html

scroll down to 1985/86 catalogs and flyers
look for Sprint flyer and price list

then scroll further down to 1988 catalog - February
look for page 12 - Sprint

Looking closely at the seats, I'd say it's an '88.
And someone has added taller backrests as well.

Yes those are the standard Folbot paddles of the time.
That is a very rare boat and it has an even more rare spray deck.
Looks to be in excellent condition.

Five Folbots - Super TSF, two GIIs, Kodiak, Gremlin

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 12:09 pm 
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That's a wonderful link. :-)

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~'91 Klepper A2 w/ BSD schooner rig.
'64 Klepper Passat/Tradewind and T12 restoration projects.
Non-folding: Early '90s Old Town Canoe.
Previously owned '04 Pakboat Puffin II and '05 Swift (prototype), as well as an '84 Hobie 16.

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