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 Post subject: Folbot cockpit nose
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:54 am 
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Looking for one, any material, from any folbot. I have a Yukon, but I think i can adapt one easily. Making one is a bit harder since it also has the hole for the rudder foot pedal pole. Help very appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Folbot cockpit nose
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:07 pm 
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Do you actually use the rudder? I have a lot of Folbot rudders. I never use them. For me, I've always had no problems going where I want to, and I wanted to eliminate extra setup time, as well as weight. I suppose if you are using a sailing you might want a rudder.

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GIIx2, Kodiak x2, Edisto, and Citibot


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 Post subject: Re: Folbot cockpit nose
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:43 pm 
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Yes, only for sailing. I have had two of the GLII's, both of which were stolen on the same lake 5 years apart. I wanted to see if sailing a Yukon was as good as the double was. If I don't find one, I will come up with something.

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 Post subject: Re: Folbot cockpit nose
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:57 pm 
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Sorry to hear about those loses. I keep all kayaks locked inside unless I am sitting in the them. If you need measurements for a nose piece for another model, let me know.

Hoosier Paddler
GIIx2, Kodiak x2, Edisto and Citibot.


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 Post subject: Re: Folbot cockpit nose
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:42 pm 
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Well, I hope they were enjoyed. I think what I can do , is use that HDPF or whatever it is called, 1/2" and make a plate similar to the one that is on the sailing kit with outriggers and J bolt that to the frame, and then try to epoxy and screw a V on the bottom of it that matches the frame where they come together, so I can use it to mount some home built out riggers for the sail Kit, and hold the rudder shaft.

We will see, I have some time.
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 Post subject: Re: Folbot cockpit nose
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:46 pm 
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Cn you get the HDP* in a large enough block to carve out the "V" then drill the mast hole? Maybe a 2 inch thick by 5 inch square piece?


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 Post subject: Re: Folbot cockpit nose
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:48 pm 
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Its worth finding out. I don't mind carving at all. :) Appreciated
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Pat


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 Post subject: Re: Folbot cockpit nose
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:16 am 
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When I needed a cockpit nose piece for my YUKON when I was fitting sails, I made one from wood. A ply triangle and wood sides, it worked and easy to make. Here are the photos. The screws are stainless and the sides are also glued.


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 Post subject: Re: Folbot cockpit nose
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:39 pm 
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Very nice, thank you so much. I can do that.
Regards and safe sailing.
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 Post subject: Re: Folbot cockpit nose
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:11 am 
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Pat, it was just my way which is relatively easy. The square tube going through the nose piece is the base to mount a KAYAKSAILER sail. The bolt that goes through the plastic nose piece on the Folbot needed to be changed for a longer one and the tube is held at the front with a bolt through it and through the part that sticks up on the nose where lines or sails can be clipped on. This need a slot in the bottom of the tube for it to sit down. The triangle piece of my nose is 1/8 ply but it could be thicker and larger it dosn,t even need to be a triangle as the pieces underneath form the triangle which can go to a point if there is no need for the square tube, perhaps rounded a bit at the point. Of course change things as much as you need, ideas are always open for improvement.


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