Submitted: 05-05-2003 by Hans de Haan
Just bought an older Aerius I Basic, in very good condition, via ebay germany. Lots of boats there, mostly twoseaters, the one seaters are quite rare. The hull is without any repairs, about 15 years old, and the frame is beautifull and spotless. Fits together in about 20 minutes. Just gave an order for a new expedition hull, in the new burgundy/warm yellow colorpattern; WOW! And: a new boat for half the price...:-).
The boat needs a few strokes to get up to speed and suffers somewhat from beamwinds and winds form behind. It tries to turn into the wind. The rudder would be a big help. Have to try that later... Just bought a new backrest, since the wooden one is a bit too basic for my taste. Al in all a nice boat and the quality stands out from the others. A new seat will be added later on. It is great way to discover nature. I'm very please with my boat, a wish of mine for about 25 years... Happy paddling!'Hans.