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News from the last 30 days (some only in Swedish). Older news in the news archive. You can also use the search page to find specific news posts.

Två Caribou 495 i sjön...

Caribou 495 – Tomas Jansson

Under försommaren har två nya Caribou 495 blivit klara.

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Kajakhelg i Tranås 30 juni – 2 juli

Helgen 30 juni- 2 juli är det dags för årets stora kajakhelg hos Petruskajak i Tranås. I enlighet med traditionen från tidigare år kommer Dubside och jag att hålla kurser vid flera tillfällen under helgen: han i roll på olika nivåer och jag i paddelteknik/manövering med grönlandspaddel. I övrigt paddling, rolluppvisning, kajakprovning, paddeltillverkning, frågestund med tillfälle att få svar om det mesta som har med kajaker och paddling att göra, grillfest mm.

Här finns affischen för helgen (pdf).

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Sport 395 – peter Palmgren

Sport 395 – Peter Palmgren

För ett tag sedan blev en ny Sport 395 klar för sjösättning.

"Nu är vinterprojektet klart för att användas tackar för bra ritningar och förståeliga instruktioner. //Peter Palmgren"

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Frej – John Nevin

Dan Caouette (Clear Stream Custom Water Craft) har byggt en Frej för John Nevin 

 

 

BTD Frej, Maiden voyage on the Assabet river, Concord MA.
It was a blustery afternoon with max gusts up to 48 kph and bucking a 2.5 kph spring flood current, yet she slipped easily and silently up river at 5.5 kph. The ride back down was thrilling!
Then, skeg up, we went into the quiet water in the flooded woods along the river bank where she maneuvered among the trees and deadfalls with aplomb. This bodes well for gunkholing and rock gardening on the coast :-)
Need to complete the deck rigging, and a little more work on the hull before applying the decals ;-)
ps. The new shoulderless Gearlab paddle is fantastic!

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Frej – Niklas Gunnarsson

Frej –Niklas Gunnarsson

A new Frej in Dalarna, Sweden, launched a couple of weeks ago – but after an intense period of illustration work, I am lagging behind with a lot of other things. But, at last, here is Niklas Gunnarsson's nicely constructed Frej, along with a superb building log, with lots of photos and interesting solutions (text in Swedish, but with an attached translation service.

"Another Frej has seen the light of day up in Falun, lake Runn in mid-Sweden! The maiden voyage was of course fantastic - she’s stable in the water, easily turned and tracks really well when the skeg is used. It’s my first build and thus I’ve probably used a lot more epoxy resin than necessary, and I’ve also made several advanced features such as footrest, waterproof drybag hatches and a foam core seat. It all adds up, and the total weight is probably around 22-23kgs, if not more. I was hoping for sub 20kgs but that’ll be for the next build. Will it be another Frej or maybe a weight optimized Njord…?

A few last details are missing – some bungee cords for the decking where the paddle (carbon fiber Greenland paddle is in the making) can rest, and the decals.

All in all a real fun build! You can follow all my beginner mistakes on the build blog at https://niglaskajak.wordpress.com/ 

Thanks Björn for a great kayak design! 

/Niklas"

 

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Panthera – Juho Paaso

Panthera – Juho Paaso

Launched a while ago (I have been too busy lately and is behind with updates) – an unusually well equipped and documented Panthera from Finland...

"Hello Björn,

I'am happy happy to let you know I launched my Panthera on Easter friday! All went well. My Panthera was named "Viv" a two reason name: I wanted to name it "VI" partially because she is my sixth build AND my previous kayaks have a name that start with W or V..  But the roman numeral thing was a bit boring so I decided to name Viv .. and I tell people I originally intended to name her "Vivianne".. but she was too fast for such a long name and the rest of the letters could not keep up!  ;) .. Also not to be confused with the Avalon model "Vivianne" ! not even by accident! :)

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