The RZ 85-3 Exquisit ?

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ChrHtg

The RZ 85-3 Exquisit ?

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Hi,
What can you tell me about this version ? Is PVC hull really weak ? The wood of the frame supports there seawater ? What is the general quality of the boat relative to other RZ -85 ? Is the assembly / disassembly easy enough ? And for use at sea , is a good kayak ? Thanks for your advice !

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Pouch has made many good boats. PVC is a good hull material.
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Re: The RZ 85-3 Exquisit ?

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chrstjrn wrote:Pouch has made many good boats. PVC is a good hull material.
But note:
Avoid, at all events, the Exquisit /2 and /3 version that is inferior processes (especially the ribs). The ribs are not resistant to seawater.

The best version of the RZ85:
http://typen.faltboot.org/f2103_var.php?ID=39

Realistic ebay-prices in Germany for well-preserved boats (depending on accessories): 250 up to 500 EURO; outside ebay often cheaper...

R.

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Thank you to Rainer for shedding light-- as always :-)
Chris T.
Klymit Packraft
In storage in the US:
~'91 Klepper A2 w/ BSD schooner rig
'64 Klepper Passat/Tradewind
'64 Klepper T12
Early '90s Old Town Canoe
Previous:
'04 Pakboat Puffin II
'05 Swift (prototype)
'84 Hobie 16.

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