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Klepper Aerius II Folding Kayak - $350 (Juneau)

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The Klepper Aerius is a 17' 2-person kayak that dis-assembles into 2 bags that can be tossed into a plane or boat - or packed on 2 backs for a little ways. The tall bag weighs around 25 pounds and the large bag around 55 pounds.

The kayak assembles from about 30 pieces in 20-30 minutes. It is very stable with 2 flotation bladders running lengthwise inside the skin. It has a single open cockpit that can be fitted with a spray deck. The frame is in good shape, the skin has 2 areas in the canvas that will need to be repaired eventually. They are currently working with duct tape - see pictures. The boat is probably from around 1980 - I bought it from Alaska Discovery in the late 80s. Comes with 2 original Klepper paddles that I refinished.

The Klepper Aerius II makes a great tripping boat for a couple or a serious extended expedition craft for solo paddling. It has done more long range open water expeditions than any other kayak ever designed. It has been used to do a solo crossing of the northern Atlantic and has circled the globe numerous times. A truly classic boat. The design has been standard with very little change since the late 1940s, making it easy to get spare parts.
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