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 Post subject: Puget Sound Pisces
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 11:02 pm 
paddler

Joined: Thu May 05, 2016 10:46 pm
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I'm a reluctant owner of a very nice Folbot Pisces. It took me quite a while to figure out assembly as there are no instructions anywhere on the web. With the help of a fast motion YouTube music video and cryptic hints from various websites, I have finally successfully assembled it twice. I'm 5 minutes from Puget Sound and 10 minutes from the nearest kayak launch, so this summer should be great. If there are any other south sound (Olympia) Pisces owners out there, give a shout. I'm definitely feeling a bit lost. I'll post some pictures in the Folbot section soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Puget Sound Pisces
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 7:15 pm 
faltbootemeister

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Congratulations, Traplive. I do not believe I could have successfully assembled my first Folbot without help.

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 Post subject: Re: Puget Sound Pisces
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 9:19 am 
faltbootemeister
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Welcome.
You must be an accomplished engineer type to have figured out the Pisces assembly.
It's the "most different" Folbot when it comes to putting it together.
It's the one Folbot that I've never been able to get documentation on.

It is however a great, stable boat for fairly serious paddling.
Just beware ship wakes and the crazy currents of the sound.
And have fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Puget Sound Pisces
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 9:24 pm 
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I watched the Ed Harris video on YouTube quite a few times while assembling the Pisces. I loved that he kept in the scene of having to disassemble and start over. I learned what not to do. I have paddled the Sound and San Juans in a Sevylor Tahiti K79 and a whitewater kayak, neither of which track worth beans. I stayed close to shore. The Pisces is definitely a step up. That said, I've decided to try and sell it this paddling season. I'm not too motivated to sell yet, as the days are warm and the water calm. I need to downsize to something I can handle alone.


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 Post subject: Re: Puget Sound Pisces
PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 8:57 am 
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Yeah, that's the problem with the Super, Pisces and the GII.
They are Big and Heavy.
I can't handle my GII alone anymore either. Even with a cart it's difficult.

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