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 Post subject: France calling !
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:13 am 
recent arrival

Joined: Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:39 pm
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Location: France
Hello,
I am Marc from France near LYON.
I have an old (17 years old) Klepper Aerius ... hybrid : paddle, sailing and electric motor !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFdiZFgpGRI
Navigation : France, Turkey, Greece, Italy...
my blog (in french but google is our friend !) http://www.osavoile.fr/

Actualy I try to make a spinnaker (assymetric) whith the soft sailcut... I will post on the right section about this.

Best regards - Marc

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Klepper AERIUS II
BIC Nomad HP1 and Yakkair one
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 Post subject: Re: France calling !
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:27 pm 
faltbootemeister

Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:15 pm
Posts: 143
Welcome Marc! I was looking at your fleet. For the longest time I didn't know that BIC is a French company that specializes in water sports. They make some very nice inflatable paddle boards and I'm surprised that their inflatable kayaks get very little attention on this forum.


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 Post subject: Re: France calling !
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:55 am 
knight of the folding kayak realm

Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:22 am
Posts: 415
Location: Coastal New Jersey
I shave with BIC razors, make notes with a BIC ballpoint but inflatable kayaks and SUPs, who knew?


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 Post subject: Re: France calling !
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:06 pm 
faltbootemeister

Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:15 pm
Posts: 143
I think it all started with the BIC pen but maybe Marc could give us some history. Jake, if you shave with a BIC razor you're a better man than me. Last time I used one I looked like Homer Simpson when he taught Bart how to shave.


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 Post subject: Re: France calling !
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:27 pm 
lord high faltbotmeister

Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:05 am
Posts: 872
Location: atlanta, georgia
Welcome Marc. Nice work with your hybrid! And your Klepper, at 17 years of age, does NOT qualify as "old", not by a long shot. I am interested in your rudder/Torqeedo mount. Can you raise the two independently? Did you fabricate the mounting plate? Looks like good engineering and fabrication.

Best,
g

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1988 A1 Expedition
2010 carbon Klepper Quattro
BSD sail rig, 24' mizzen + 36' main
39' jib
Torqeedo outboard
1938 Sachs-Fichtel seitenbordmotor


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 Post subject: Re: France calling !
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:14 pm 
recent arrival

Joined: Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:39 pm
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Location: France
hello guys, thank you for the welcome.Yes you're right gbellware my Klepper is not that old! Ok BIC is good for razors but they do (well, Chinese ...) good inflatable kayak. I am frustrated, my Nomad HP1 is unusable because of the floor that is out of order ... I loved this boat because I could develop with the concept of "kayak bike"! A folding bike (Brompton) a trailer (Chubby) and kayak (Nomad). You can see examples of walks on my blog ...

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