Frej – Klaas van der Pijl
Launched: a special Frej for a tall paddler.
It has been quite a while since you adjusted your plans for Frej for my weight, and I started building. She has been finished for approximately a year and a half now. I recently started thinking about building another kayak, and realised that I never told you I finished it. I am extremely happy with my Frej. She fits me like a glove, and does everything I expected her to do. Even with the extended length of +/- 5.7 metres she is extremely maneuverable. A tiny bit of lean makes her go anywhere I want. I can roll her quite easily, and yet she feels very stable in the water. I actually prefer the way she handles in the waves over totally flat water, but that might also be because I enjoy the waves so much :)
In the attachment a picture I took while I was on a course at the Dutch 'waddeneilanden' with Nico Middelkoop. I also have a rather low quality video of most of the build at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-4T-8I9MWw
Again, thank you so much for helping me with this, and feel free (but not obliged) to post this on your website.
Klaas van der Pijl"