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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:36 am 
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I just bought this off craigslist for 150$
It has a rubber hull not hypalon and has hellas inscribed near the bow.
Not sure what it is but I love it!!
Any help would be appreciated thanks
https://www.amazon.com/photos/share/hwm ... DL2Zi2PgO5


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:00 am 
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ryanhusk wrote:
I just bought this off craigslist for 150$
It has a rubber hull not hypalon and has hellas inscribed near the bow.
Not sure what it is but I love it!!
Any help would be appreciated thanks
https://www.amazon.com/photos/share/hwm ... DL2Zi2PgO5


Hellas, made by Klepper

Made for the department store "Kaufhof" in Germany in the middle of the 60s. The Pionier-Faltbootwerft also built one (or more?) charge(s) of folding kayaks (similar like their type 520Z) for Kaufhof under the name of Hellas. Hellas is only a Kaufhof-label. There were also Hellas tents (made by Pouch).

Look here:
http://www.faltbootbasteln.de/fbb-hellas-faltboot.html

or here:

https://typen.faltboot.org/f2103_var.php?ID=339

The last sentence on this page ("Das Boot wurde oft mit Zubehör anderer Hersteller ausgeliefert, Fußsteuer und Paddel kamen öfters von Stern-Leipzig, das Steuerblatt scheint von Hammer-Metzeler zu stammen. Ob Klepper die Boote in Kooperation mit der DDR oder Polen fertigen ließ oder ob Karstadt diese Teile später dazulegte ist nicht belegt") is quite nonsens!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:10 am 
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Thanks so much
Really great info!!


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