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Nanoq – Bjarne Kristiansen

Nanoq – Bjarne Kristiansen

"Hej Bjørn.

Bedre sent end aldrig.
I april blev jeg færdig med min Nanok, som jeg byggede på vores lukkede terrasse. Som altid er der bagefter en del efterarbejde og ekstra ændringer: sæde, finne og ikke mindst luger. Opgav trælugerne og støbte nedsænkninger til Click on luger.  Finnen går trægt og skal helst ikke trækkes helt op i kisten. Men det er en dejlig kajak at ro i, og den føles tryg også i bølger som i forgårs sidst i oktober langs kysten. Den har en blød gang i bølgerne og glider også fint med på bølgerne, når de kommer ind fra siden. Desværre har jeg haft mindre succes med at rulle i den, modsat i min BP. Måske skal jeg polstre den mere inden i for at få en bedre kontakt. Men alt i alt er det en fin og tryg kajak og et godt supplement til BPen.

Venlig hilsen
Bjarne Kristiansen"

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Hatches with magnets

Magnetic hatches

I have, for a couple of reasons, rejected magnetic hatches on my kayaks. The magnetic rim must be quite wide – a lot of hatch for a small hole. Furthermore, the magnets have in my opinion the “wrong” holding power profile: good holding power in contact but very little just a few millimeters away. It is an effort to pull the hatch open, but if you get a corner of a jacket or a small string in between, the hatch might be unreliable. With other locking systems, it is the opposite. Rubber chords pulls harder with distance and webbing has no flex. I was also concerned over the magnet’s influence the compass (having had that trouble on the yacht we built 45 years ago: the iron in the ferrocement hull was probably loaded or unloaded with magnets somewhere, and standard yacht compasses didn’t work, and had to be replaced by a compass transmitter in the mizzen mast connected to a repeater in the cockpit). 

But other kayakers have built excellent magnetic hatches and are happy with them. This fall I got photos and a description from Gustav Borreman in the Netherlands, who based his version on Rob Mack’s (Laughing Loon) method. Here is his description.

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