I like this thread, but I'm just doing a little house keeping, trying to keep the 4x4 thread about motor vehicles
I thought they probably were. 13.5cm seems really small, but if they work the same way as the port on my Camelback, they could be a really good design. Does anyone have any experience with these?Paul wrote:Hi Kaptain,
Those discs are hatches. They are 13.5cm in diameter, one in the bow and one in the stern. I know because I'm investigating these Grand Raids myself!
You'll notice the stern holds a square looking bucket. What do you think this is for? On the Nautiraid website the photo of its 'military' kayak has the same 'bucket.'
These kayaks also have heavy gauge D rings fore and aft of the cockpit for lifting and dropping out of helicopters and what not.
I can't see what the buckets are behind. Are they inside an extention of the cockpit or do they fit above the deck?
Those D-rings, -I wonder if they lift the kayaks with the paddlers in place with a helicopter? I'd really have to have a lot of faith in them to do that !
I found the original galery from which that photo came, but I couldn't find that or any other kayak pics It may have been moved.
I'm adding it to my favourites so I can check from time to time.