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 Post subject: new mark 2 stretch
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:52 am 
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Took delivery yesterday of a new mark 2 stretch.

Have only had time so far to put it together and take it apart once.

I am so far very impressed with build quality.

The only thing I have not figured out so far is how to get everything in the bags. I have to do a better job of folding the skin so it packs better.

I went extra on a few things and have some positive comments about these extras.

I bought some of their cockpit bags. They are tailored to fit the boat and they are well designed and well built. Strongly recommend them.

I also got the packing sleeves for the ribs. Instead of piling them together in a single bag they now are well protected inside their own individual sleeves.

I got the kayak cover, again very well designed and fits like a glove.

I am pretty big so Mark made some adjustments to the expedition spray cover. What he did worked well.

I am committed this weekend so wont be able to do the maiden voyage for a little while longer.

All I can say is after working with one of their boats all other kayak products seem flimsy and cheaply made by comparison.

Mark is a master and he is generous with his time and energy. Long Haul is a real treasure of a company.

 Post subject: Re: new mark 2 stretch
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:09 pm 
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That’s one of the great things about Long Haul- every boat is customizable. That’s something you can’t get with a factory boat.

Michael Edelman Webmaster

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