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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:05 pm 
I just noticed on the kleppershop.de:
- hypalon skin is not available any more, TPU and PVC are the only hull options
- all Classic, Expedition and Quattro models now have a TPU hull with 25 cm keelstrip.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:48 pm 
Brotherhood of the Golden Paddle

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Longi, i have looked on the sites (if i am doing it right) and the hyperlon skin seems to be still available, also i have just received the latest catalog from Rosenheim (along with the Backyak catalog) and the three skins are mentioned in it, CSM grey and black, PVC, and TPU. Also there are good photos of the Jib Furler which must be on everyones Christmas list, also of note, which i noticed on their previous catalog and this latest, is their mounting for the Pacific Action sail. It looks like the masts can,t be pulled back independantly, if this is correct then a serious ability of the sail may result, pity i cant see it for real. I have compared the Pacific Action sail to the Klepper "Freewind" and in my opinion they are just as good as each other using my home made mount for the P A sail although the P A is easier to mount on the Klepper.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:05 pm 
John, it is clearly stated here: http://kleppershop.de/klepper/klepperfaltboote

"Liebe Kundinnen und Kunden,
wir befinden uns mittlerweile im 4. Jahr seit der Einführung des Unterschiffmaterials „TPU“ (Thermo-Polyurethan) und dieses leichte Material hat sich bestens bewährt. Aus diesem Grunde bieten wir unsere Boote nur noch mit den Werkstoffen TPU und PVC an. Das vorherige, schwerere CSM ist nicht mehr erhältlich."

The last sentence in english:
The earlier, heavier CSM is not available any more.

Yes, CSM hull is still listed in the very newest catalog. Maybe the decision has been sudden, for some reason.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:01 pm 
Klepper has not updated other parts of the site, the change in the hull material is mentioned in the Online Shop only and just in german lanquage.
Most important is the change for Classic models, now having same hull strength as Expedition and Quattro models. Only difference seems to be the color, light grey vs. black. Classic models have same simple canvas deck as earlier.

For example, 545 Classic TPU model:
- TPU hull, 25cm keel strip
- weight now 28kg (earlier hypalon model 34kg)
- new price 3390€ (old was 2590€)

Prices of Expedition and Quattro models are now lower than earlier:
- 545 TPU Expedition, base price 3890€ (old hypalon 4190€, TPU 4340€)
- 545 TPU Quattro, 4390€ (old hypalon 4690, TPU 4840€)
New prices are from the Klepper Online Shop, old ones from the newest price list (01.01.2011)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:32 am 
Brotherhood of the Golden Paddle

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Pentti, thank you for the reply, i just didn,t see the klepper notice.


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