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News from November, 2016

Najad – Asbjørn Solberg

Najad – Asbjørn Solberg

"Hei.

I dag ble min Najad sjøsatt for første gang.

Jeg er veldig fornøyd med kajakkens design, den er stødig, går godt i vannet og fungerer slik Thomasson hevder. 

Jeg fikk prøvd den i ganske brukbare bølger og det var full match allerede første gang, jeg fikk ingen overraskelser hverken fra siden, skrått bakfra eller rett akter. Alle kajakker greier vel motsjø ganske bra så det tar jeg mer som en selvfølge at den var god. Jeg holdt grei fart i motvind og motsjø, kajakken skal kunne gi brukbar toppfart og marsjfart men den krever en rimelig sterk padler på toppfart.

Jeg padlet en 10 kilometers tur og merker at det går fint å holde ganske god marsjfart, en god del høyere enn på mine andre kajakker. Dette fikk jeg ikke prøvd så godt da det var grov sjø i starten av turen, det ble ikke stille før jeg kom tilbake.

Kajakken er utstyrt med 3 skott (inkl. stort dagrom) så den ble 1 kg tyngre enn jeg hadde håpet, 21 kg, det er jo likevel lett til å være en så stor kajakk fult utrustet kajakk. Den virker særdeles robust.

Mvh.
Asbjørn Solberg"

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Handelsresande, del 2

I början av veckan var det dags att uppvakta Stockholmstrakten i sökandet efter lämpliga samarbetspartners för det kommersiella Frej-projektet. Liksom på västkusten i augusti hade vi tur med vädret, om än med drygt 20 graders lägre temperatur. Kajaken kunde provpaddlas i strålande sol av intresserade. Visserligen kan vi i sådana förhållanden bara visa en liten del av Frejs prestandaprofil. Annat ­– som mjuk och torr gång i grov sjö och bra marschfart med liten ansträngning i varierande väderförhållanden – kräver andra förhållanden och mer tid för att uppleva.

Nynäshamn

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Njord – Justin Boocock

Njord – Justin Boocock

A new Njord from down under (Tasmania).

"Hi Bjorn,
Thought I'd send you a photo of the new boat and a few words to put on
your web site.

Launched the new boat after the winter build. This is my first wooden boat build so wanted to keep it pretty simple - butt joints and bog. I'm not a fan of perfection when it comes to a kayak that I plan to heavily use but did want it light and strong. I went for 5mm WRC with 1.5 layers glass inside and out. I omitted bulkheads and hatchs because i wasn't confident on making them water tight and hate maintenance. I added air bags for buoyancy, to be removed if required for gear stowage. I also went for a skeg just behind the cockpit for easy access. Turned out pretty good considering my lack of sanding – 16kg and stiff as. Even looks ok!

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