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  • manitouwadge ontario
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TRIAK THE SAILING KAYAK
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Started this discussion. Last reply by john allsop Oct 23, 2012.

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john allsop commented on Greg Loftus ( Cominco)'s blog post been a while
"Greg of course the weather in the UK can be bad. They have been having serious flood for the past few years supposed to be caused by global warming. I was told the jet stream that goes across the north Atlantic has moved south causing low…"
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john allsop commented on Greg Loftus ( Cominco)'s blog post been a while
"Greg, it,s also been very cold down here and so cold my wife stays in the house most of the time, so no dancing. The January thaw has just arrived and it,s gone up to minus 6 and will be like that for a few days, it may even get warmer. I don,t…"
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john allsop commented on Greg Loftus ( Cominco)'s blog post been a while
"Greg i think the early Triaks were made by Seaward, in Canada i think, my first Triak was made from fibreglass and very well done. The current Triaks are made in China and much lighter, i suppose made from some sort of "plastic",…"
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AERIUS TWO with the JIB FURLER

I think this is close to the amount that the jib should be reefed.
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Krisztian Kasza left a comment for john allsop
"Thanks for the tips John! Well, as we have a fourseater version with a traveller, space for the two-bladed paddles wouldn't be problem, but taking them appart in case, is a good idea. The roll-fock for the jib I think is a must, it is very…"
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"Hi John, thanks for the note.  I haven't gotten the sail re-rigged on the old Triak.  I think that with the new 2014 site redesign at Triak, the link to that pdf has again disappeared... Your photos will prove helpful in the…"
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"Dear John! Thank you for your kind words and Happy New Year! I can see that you have a Kayaksailor rig which I was also considering to purchase, but the delivery cost would be half of the price, as I live in Europe (Hungary). We paddle on much…"
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FLAT WATER KAYAKER, AND FAIRLEY EASY RIVERS, LIVE IN NORTHERN ONTARIO.
What boats do you paddle?
KIEPPER AERIUS 2.,FOLBOT YUKON BOTH WITH PA SAILS, TRIAK
What paddle(s) do you use?
WERNER , KLEPPER , GREY OWL, NAUTIRIDE ESKIMO
What other paddle gear do you use?
EXTRASPORT PFD,

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klepper stopping making their classic kayak

From a report it seems that klepper, the folding kayak company will cease production of their single seat and two seat classic kayaks in Germany. They may try to have them made in a country with lower manufacturing costs. Klepper kayaks have been around since 1907 and in 1956 Dr Hanns Lindman crossed the Atlantic ocean unassited or sponsored in a stock Aerius two kayak which he bought himself and made a few minor changes. He did have sail assist and a home made outrigger, it took him 72…

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At 7:36pm on January 3, 2014, Krisztian Kasza said…

Thanks for the tips John! Well, as we have a fourseater version with a traveller, space for the two-bladed paddles wouldn't be problem, but taking them appart in case, is a good idea. The roll-fock for the jib I think is a must, it is very handy. We usually have chilli winters (-20c) as well, and despite I love skiing I can't wait for the kayak season!

At 4:26am on January 3, 2014, Joe Jeffery said…

Hi John, thanks for the note.  I haven't gotten the sail re-rigged on the old Triak.  I think that with the new 2014 site redesign at Triak, the link to that pdf has again disappeared...

Your photos will prove helpful in the spring...!   Joe

At 8:52pm on January 2, 2014, Krisztian Kasza said…

Dear John! Thank you for your kind words and Happy New Year! I can see that you have a Kayaksailor rig which I was also considering to purchase, but the delivery cost would be half of the price, as I live in Europe (Hungary). We paddle on much smaller but warmer lakes and rivers here and the Croatian archipelago is also easily accessible. Anyway how does your rig performe? I'm also considering the put a mizzen on the boat, but I'm a bit afraid to screw into the ribs or other parts... Sails up!

At 11:21am on April 27, 2013, Mike Livingston said…
how do you like your yukon? can you send me mounting instructions for kayak sailor on your yukon? just bought the both of them and need to mount the sail on yukon.
At 4:09pm on October 24, 2012, Joe Jeffery said…
Phenomenal! I had to take a set of graduate classes this fall-- they take up my entire Friday night and Saturday day! I haven't gotten in ANY fall kayaking, and there have been some truly beautiful days.

Sunday is my Birthday. Maybe I can get away for a few hours.

Part of the problem is the weight-- my plan of wheeling it down the hill and back up after some serious paddling is pretty taxing.
At 8:40pm on July 22, 2012, David Van Cleave said…

Thanks for your comment, John, especially about the paddles. Since you own a Klepper maybe you can help me. I'd like to car-top my Aerius II and save time assembling and disassembling it.

I'm trying out an Inno kayak lifter (a swing-out arm attached to the rook rack) so that I can lift it up myself. Once I get the boat up on the rack, I slide it over to sit on two 8-ft long 2x4s bolted to the roof rack. Then I bungee the boat to the two boards going across the boat at each rack and X-wise from the front rack to the rear rack.

In one transport drive, it seemed to work ok and I didn't have a front or back tiedown -it's difficult to tie to the bumpers or something underneath.

I'm trying to design a cradle to support the boat on each side. The idea is to prevent the boat from yawing side to side and also pitching up and down. Have you heard of something like this?

Dave

 

 

At 10:01pm on March 29, 2012, James Manke said…

John, keep in mind I am an ambassador for NLP, however I am not paid to have a positive opinion about product. I tell it how it is... I use all sorts of paddles and for a greenland paddle especially with strength to withhold surf, the NLP I stand behind. Jill make amazing paddles! I am going to have her build me one :) Keep in touch John!

At 9:01pm on March 29, 2012, Greg Loftus ( Cominco) said…

John Joe O'Blenis still has the recod for a solo kayak. Rowing boats are faster than kayaks and so comparing the records, well they are two different games. Nice to hear from you. Today it 1s one above. My film festival is Saturday evening and I am still selecting films . long but enjoyable process.Greg

At 6:26pm on March 29, 2012, James Manke said…

John, you bet... the Northern Lights Paddle has more catch than any other Greenland Paddle I've ever used. Of course not the same as a euro blade but surprisingly very similar! Break into 3 piece as well so perfect for travel and surf. http://www.northernlightpaddles.com/

At 5:03am on February 4, 2012, Greg Loftus ( Cominco) said…

John I willtake open water whenever i can get it. I eveer believe paddling season is here until I am half way down yellowknife bay surrounded in ice free water. I live in hope Greg

 
 
 

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