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These nimble crafts do provide better excitement than whitewater rafts and pack rafts! See Catarafts



 

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We are a specialist team that previously was an exclusive folding kayak brand dealer in the UK with several years experience. We now have added a multi-brand on line store to better serve a growing UK market with a wider range of foldable small craft - from "Klepper" type of kayaks, to lightweight canoes plus related accessories.

NERIS - foldable alu framed kayaks

ZelGear - inflatable kayaks and catarafts (catamaran rafts)

MyCanoe - origami concept open foldable canoe and dinghy

WaveDesign - carbon paddles including Greenlands

Wayland Folding Kayaks - traditional foldable wood framed kayaks

 




Can we paddle anywhere?
In the UK, you need a license to paddle in most of the waterways, rivers, lakes, etc.
BCU membership (Canoe England, Canoe Wales, Scotland Canoe Association and the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland) includes a license to paddle on 5000km of Britain's waterways and canals.

Not all inland water is open to canoeists, some are privately owned or is bounded by land which is private, so do check beforehand. See Useful Websites page.

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NERIS Alu-3
Triple seater folding kayak
Detailed Specifications


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Kayak
"NERIS Alu-3" - Classic double seater kayak designed to explore the open waterways (lowland rivers, lakes, reservoirs and seas). It is perfect for a paddle for the day, and up to long journeys.

Features
The kayak has a cargo area space in the front of the rear paddler as well as the usual storage spaces in the under deck bow and stern sections, and comes with comfortable one piece inflatable seats with tall backrests. The "NERIS Alu-3" has duralumin frame pieces with brackets made of stainless steel, which significantly improves the kayak's reliability, strength and endurance.

Design

The "NERIS Alu-3" has a simple and reliable design. The boat is easy to assemble, has no short-lived plastic/rubber fasteners in the framework. The frame is made of high quality D16T grade anodized duralumin tubing. The large cockpit means shorter front and rear decks and hence smaller internal storage spaces within the ends of the kayak. The benefit of this is that the bow and stern spaces is more easily accessible plus the rest of the storage space is actually in the centre of the cockpit with no access restrictions at all. The skin is made entirely of durable PVC which does not absorb water, so after a paddle, simply wipe with a dry cloth and the kayak is ready to be packed. All the cross ribs are of the closed design (closed loop) - EG the front two seats uses the cross rib for the back rest support.

Crew
Number of seats - three adults, or optionally two adults and 1-2 children.
There are 2 different spray covers available - to cater for the different seating arrangements plus optional extra child seat.
This kayak can be used as a double seater for extended expeditions using the front and rear seats and utilising all the central space for cargo. Vacant cockpit holes in the spray deck can be closed off with optional cockpit covers.













Construction
Stringers - anodized duralumin tube 16h1mm D16T
Frames - anodized duralumin tube 18h1mm D16T
Brackets - Stainless steel 0.8 mm
Kayak skin - PVC with material density of 900 g / m2 (hull) and 620 g / m2 (deck)
Hull - profiled rubber protector strips glued along chines formed by keel bars and stringers
Removable fasteners - stainless steel nuts/bolts
Seats - PVC with a density of 600 g / m2 with inflation tubes and twist valves
Packaging - Cordura, back sack 110 x 25 x 45
Specifications

Length of 5.7 m

Width - 0.88 m

Weight - 27 kg

Number of seats - two adults, two adults and one child

Load capacity - 375 kg

Assembly time - about 25 minutes.

 

Materials

Hull - 5-ply PVC TE90 (900 g / m2)

Deck - 5-ply PVC TE62 (620 g / m2)

Packaging - Cordura 100

Ribs - anodized tube D16T brand 18h1 mm. Stainless steel brackets

Stringers - anodized pipe brand D16T (DIN 2024)

Keel bar / Keelson - profiled aluminum oval tubes


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