Back from Kalispell

posted Feb 17, 2018, 3:50 PM by Richard Sevenich
As feared, I purchased the kevlar/carbon NDK Explorer in Kalispell. As used boats go, it is in relatively pristine shape. Included were a 220 cm. Werner Ikelos paddle, a paddle bag, and a spray skirt - all in excellent condition. The Werner Ikelos blade is likely too large for my stature, so I may look for a trade. Otherwise it will make a good spare.

Peering through the dust, this kayak is red over white and has the Karitek skeg, which currently works smoothly. If installed properly, the skeg is supposedly kink free. I'll add a few other enhancements:
  • a Keel Eazy keel strip
  • a paddle park
  • an under deck bilge pump holder, just fore the coaming
I'll incorporate photos in this article, once spring is nigh and the enhancements added,

This leaves me with several very nice, serious sea kayaks to sell. Craigslist here I come once spring brings forth the kayak aficionados.