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JaneDoey
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Seeking Feathercraft

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Hi I've been wanting to graduate to a Feathercraft. I used to live in Vancouver and would go by their workshop all the time and glimpse in when they were building their boats. Now I'm in Seattle and seeking a Feathercraft, so I thought I would come here and see if anyone was selling one. I'm currently using a WIlderness Systems Tsunami which is a nice boat. Just a bit heavy. Thanks much, Jane

Update Oct 12, 2020

Found a KLite in wonderful shape, minus one bent pole. Very happy someone decided to sell their boat to me.

Now seeking a rudder. Please email me if you have one.
Last edited by JaneDoey on Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:59 am, edited 2 times in total.

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KerryOnKayaks
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Re: Seeking Feathercraft

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Used Feathercrafts in good shape are rare beasts (since they closed up shop 5 or 6 years ago at least). But I have noticed more of them popping up in various places lately, perhaps because during the pandemic more people have the spare time to clean out basements and garages of things they are not using (or may need the cash).

Did you check the classified ads on here? There are several for sale.

There is Wisper that just listed for $2500 -- you should seriously consider that as its a good price (nearly half the new price and these are rare.)

http://www.foldingkayaks.org/phpBB/view ... f=2&t=8765

There is also a REALLY rare Feathercraft Aironaut for $1800 which was a completely inflatable solo that they only made for about 2 years.

http://www.foldingkayaks.org/phpBB/view ... f=2&t=8555

There is currently a Java on Craigslist in Seattle -- their solo sit on top.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/ ... 62539.html

You can set up automatic search monitors for Craigslist, by the way, that would notify you every time anything you are looking for is listed. Set one up for "Feathercraft kayak" or even for the exact model you want. If you are paddling a Tsunami 140, a Kahuna would be closest to that in performance. A Wisper would be faster and handle better.

I've owned 3 Feathercrafts -- also visited their workshop on Granville Island a couple of times and they even loaned me a Wisper for a half day to test one out before I bought the one I still have, still no problems with it though it is 13 years old,
Current:
Feathercraft Wisper
Pakboat Quest 135
Pakboat Puffin 12
Pakboat Swift 14
Greenland SOF
P & H Easky 15LV
Curtis Lady Bug solo canoe
Previous:
Feathercraft Kahuna
Feathercraft K-1 Expedition
Pakboat XT-15

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