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I have seen Freya's sweet three piece kayak--what is that, Magoo_ns, a Nordkapp?-- and it is a super fine looking vessel.
Look here at her gallery, under the Photo Gallery section... it's the black metallic painted boat. Sweet!
And I see this online retailer:
Anyone ever tried a three piece, cut hull kayak? Watertight? Reasonable? Flimsy or flexy? Pricey? Freya's rules, is that custom made, or off-the-shelf?
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Posted by: brazilbrasil on Sep-02-06 5:25 AM (EST)
in St. Pete has a valley boat that is three piece. rock solid. I think there are eight bolts or something like that between bulkheads.
Kajak Sport boats are available...|
Posted by: Stickman on Sep-02-06 10:35 AM (EST)
in three piece models also. Sold one to a fellow in Chicago who lived in an apartment w/no room for a boat of any length. It looked very nice and quite strong together. Nigel Dennis and Valley boats are available 3-piece also.
Posted by: Kelvin1 on Sep-02-06 5:50 AM (EST)
If I recall correctly from what I read on her website Freya has a three piece NDK Explorer and a four piece Waterfield Qaanaaq SS from Japan.
Posted by: angstrom on Sep-02-06 7:42 AM (EST)
offers 3-piece boats as a factory option. Each piece has a solid bulkhead, and they're held together with through-bolts. They've been used on some serious expeditions, so paddling performance and durability can't be too bad. But they are heavy.
Practical application for headstands?|
Posted by: Tommyc1 on Sep-02-06 7:58 AM (EST)
Looking for her car keys huh?
Then There's The VOLKSKOMPONENTKAYAK...|
Posted by: vk1nf on Sep-02-06 10:14 AM (EST)
The VOLKSKAYAK can be and has often been built as a sectional - the fore and aft bulkheads are doubled with cardboard between, drilled for the joining bolts, and the hull/deck cut into three sections after the kayak is completely assembled. The bulkhead faces are then faired, and the sections joined together while it sets up. I've seen several of these modified VKs, and you can't tell 'em from a VK Standard unless they're in three pieces!
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Posted by: old_user on Sep-02-06 2:03 PM (EST)
a three piece kayak would have strong, leak proof bulkheads. Is this true?
Posted by: magoo_ns on Sep-02-06 2:25 PM (EST)
Freya's boat is an NDK Explorer Special, denoted by the red "S" decal applied by Freya. Of course, she placed it before the "Explorer" instead of after as Nigel probably intended.
Tons of great ideas here.|
Posted by: CD1 on Sep-02-06 8:39 PM (EST)
Freya's website, magoo, seems to indicate that she'sselling a couple of boats. i don;t read german or live in germany. Wonder if she's selling the metallic three piece. I also wonder why hers is so lightwieght, when others are claiming heaviness. And she even has mettalic paint! :) The shipping from Duitsland, though, would likely be outrageous. it'd be like your Freyamobile. only times 20.
Can a 3 piec e be flown? Airline?|
Posted by: CD1 on Jan-15-07 10:08 PM (EST)