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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:19 am 
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Anyone help with this query?

correct me if Im wrong
Aerius ii = basic model
Aerius ii expedition = same frame as basic model but different hull, more deck features
Aerius ii quattro = same frame as basic model but expedition hill plus 2 more sponsoons.

So a expedition ii could be modified to a quattro by simply adding 2 more sponsoons?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:24 am 
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That's pretty-much it. And Long Haul used to sell sponsons that fit just that purpose-- don't know whether they still do.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:51 am 
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Just a couple of more points...
The differences between the expedition and the quattro have probably changed a bit over the years. The current expedition model adds a rear loading hatch as well as the additional sponsons. The sponsons are a little tricky in that they are enclosed in a fitted sleeve inside the hull. The sleeve is needed to allow the sponsons to provide shape to the hull. I think it would be quite a chore to sew the sleeve into a Klepper, maybe someone here has experience with that and can share?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:10 pm 
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The retrofit sponson I was referring to would just slip between the hull and frame, but I've never tried one to see if they work. As Greg says, the Quattro hull actually has those sleeves sewn in, which would make a big difference. The Quattro version was invented for military use, and I question it's utility for the rest of us. It also reportedly makes the bottom more flat, i.e. increases static stability at the expense of dynamic stability.

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'64 Klepper Passat/Tradewind and T12 restoration projects.
Non-folding: Early '90s Old Town Canoe.
Previously owned '04 Pakboat Puffin II and '05 Swift (prototype), as well as an '84 Hobie 16.


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