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Old 05-18-2014, 07:26 AM   #5671
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:23 AM   #5672
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Old 05-19-2014, 02:23 PM   #5673
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Old 05-19-2014, 02:49 PM   #5674
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:29 PM   #5675
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:34 PM   #5676
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Old 05-19-2014, 05:30 PM   #5678
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Old 05-20-2014, 02:03 AM   #5679
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:16 PM   #5680
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:39 PM   #5681
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Firstlight 420C folding kayak, $1300, California

For sale is a red and black New Zealand made 2004 model year Firstlight 420C folding kayak with optional keel strips as well as the standard spray skirt, sea sock, assembly instructions (paper and DVD). Additional items that don't come from the manufacturer that are included in this sale are: front and rear buoyancy/storage bags, perimeter cord, lifting cord handles, paddle leash, zipper lubricant, paddle float, triangle shaped sponge, custom made back rest, and a multi-piece paddle (in poor condition it must be pointed out) – everything necessary to put the boat into the water and paddle it. The boat itself is in very good to excellent condition and is the same configuration as the current model, save for color of the seat (now two colors instead of three) and the type of foam on the footrest (now a harder more robust foam, new version foam can easily be retrofitted if desired).

2013 price for a Firstlight 420C folding kayak with the optional keel strips was NZ$4,000.00 (very roughly US$3,400 at todays exchange rate).

Further info can be found at the manufacturers website :*http://www.firstlightkayaks.com/range.html*

Extensive current photos of the boat for sale can be viewed at:*http://firstlight420cfoldingkayak.shutterfly.com/

A review of the same boat:
http://www.firstlightkayaks.com/pdf/...ineArticle.pdf

As a short overview, this is a 4.2 meter/13'9” long 9kg (must be worlds lightest for the length) folding kayak made of carbon fiber/Kevlar tubes with plastic frames and skinned with urethane on the hull and 3 layer composite polyester 1000 denier ripstop nylon for the deck. Made to carry over 250 pounds/115kg, it's a narrow boat, doesn't have a rudder and is probably suited more for experienced kayakers that aren't too large physically. This boat also comes with front and rear buoyancy bags that can also be used for waterproof storage, a “sea sock” (limits flooded area in boat), paddle leash, zipper lubricant, a triangle shaped sponge, a cheaply made and poor condition multi-piece paddle, a spray skirt and a custom made back rest that, for the current owner at least, makes the boat vastly more comfortable on the lower back. Also included are assembly instructions both printed and DVD, and a large red duffel bag that everything just mentioned fits into with a bit of space to spare.

The following items keep the boat from being perfect: 1) there is minor fading of the red hull, which can only be seen by comparing the color hidden on the inside of the zippers to the outside, 2) the boat has had some very small (a few mm long) repairs of the hull (done with the factory recommended glue Aquaseal by McNett Corp) – tiny cuts from encounters with sharp edges such as mussel shells, 3) one of the plastic frames has been plastic welded over an area of about 2x3cm and another has had a crack repaired by plastic welding, 4) the sea sock is starting to loose it's waterproof coating in one area, 5) the bottom of the hull has numerous scrapes and rub marks (none serious), 6) the ends of the fabric tubes on the bottom of the seat are starting to fray where the long tubes pass through them – otherwise seat is in excellent condition. New seat when eventually needed $NZ90+GST, 7) there are several small wrinkles in the top of the hull fabric that are delaminations – the manufacturer says these are cosmetic only and do not affect function, 8) some of the long poles are not perfectly straight when fully assembled – this can be seen when the assembled poles are put down next to each other. This doesn't affect the assembly or strength of the boat, and finally 9) the waterproofness of the sea sock is probably not 100% as I got some sunscreen/insect repellant on it and those areas look suspect as far as totally waterproofness is concerned. The boat is used, but is in very good to excellent condition.

It's a pretty boat and garners complements whenever it's taken out. It has been kept out of the sun as much as possible, never put it away wet, cleaned after every use, and never left assembled more than 10 days at one time.

The manufacturer says that the boat can be assembled in 15 to 20 minutes once you learn the drill. Current owner must be slow as it takes him nearer an hour or more, plus a cup of coffee. Boat has been packed with enough minimalist gear for an 8 day unsupported trip down the Green River in Utah. It is a fine general purpose boat, and due to it's light weight it can be carried into some great places that other boats have a harder time getting to.

Reason for selling: brought the 420C back from New Zealand a year ago and it's STILL in the bag....
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:53 PM   #5682
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FS: Firstlight 420C folding kayak, CA, $1,300

For sale is a red and black New Zealand made 2004 model year Firstlight 420C folding kayak with optional keel strips as well as the standard spray skirt, sea sock, assembly instructions (paper and DVD). Additional items that don't come from the manufacturer that are included in this sale are: front and rear buoyancy/storage bags, perimeter cord, lifting cord handles, paddle leash, zipper lubricant, paddle float, triangle shaped sponge, custom made back rest, and a multi-piece paddle (in poor condition it must be pointed out) – everything necessary to put the boat into the water and paddle it. The boat itself is in very good to excellent condition and is the same configuration as the current model, save for color of the seat (now two colors instead of three) and the type of foam on the footrest (now a harder more robust foam, new version foam can easily be retrofitted if desired).

2013 price for a Firstlight 420C folding kayak with the optional keel strips was NZ$4,000.00 (very roughly US$3,400 at todays exchange rate).

Shipping extra, will take to UPS/USPS and get quote to buyers zip code. Boat currently located in Santa Paula California.

Further info can be found at the manufacturers website :*http://www.firstlightkayaks.com/range.html*

Extensive current photos of the boat for sale can be viewed at:https://firstlight420cfoldingkayak.s...com/pictures/8

A review of the same boat:
http://www.firstlightkayaks.com/pdf/...ineArticle.pdf

As a short overview, this is a 4.2 meter/13'9” long 9kg (must be worlds lightest for the length) folding kayak made of carbon fiber/Kevlar tubes with plastic frames and skinned with urethane on the hull and 3 layer composite polyester 1000 denier ripstop nylon for the deck. Made to carry over 250 pounds/115kg, it's a narrow boat, doesn't have a rudder and is probably suited more for experienced kayakers that aren't too large physically. This boat also comes with front and rear buoyancy bags that can also be used for waterproof storage, a “sea sock” (limits flooded area in boat), paddle leash, zipper lubricant, a triangle shaped sponge, a cheaply made and poor condition multi-piece paddle, a spray skirt and a custom made back rest that, for the current owner at least, makes the boat vastly more comfortable on the lower back. Also included are assembly instructions both printed and DVD, and a large red duffel bag that everything just mentioned fits into with a bit of space to spare.

The following items keep the boat from being perfect: 1) there is minor fading of the red hull, which can only be seen by comparing the color hidden on the inside of the zippers to the outside, 2) the boat has had some very small (a few mm long) repairs of the hull (done with the factory recommended glue Aquaseal by McNett Corp) – tiny cuts from encounters with sharp edges such as mussel shells, 3) one of the plastic frames has been plastic welded over an area of about 2x3cm and another has had a crack repaired by plastic welding, 4) the sea sock is starting to loose it's waterproof coating in one area, 5) the bottom of the hull has numerous scrapes and rub marks (none serious), 6) the ends of the fabric tubes on the bottom of the seat are starting to fray where the long tubes pass through them – otherwise seat is in excellent condition. New seat when eventually needed $NZ90+GST, 7) there are several small wrinkles in the top of the hull fabric that are delaminations – the manufacturer says these are cosmetic only and do not affect function, 8) some of the long poles are not perfectly straight when fully assembled – this can be seen when the assembled poles are put down next to each other. This doesn't affect the assembly or strength of the boat, and finally 9) the waterproofness of the sea sock is probably not 100% as I got some sunscreen/insect repellant on it and those areas look suspect as far as totally waterproofness is concerned. The boat is used, but is in very good to excellent condition.

It's a pretty boat and garners complements whenever it's taken out. It has been kept out of the sun as much as possible, never put it away wet, cleaned after every use, and never left assembled more than 10 days at one time.

The manufacturer says that the boat can be assembled in 15 to 20 minutes once you learn the drill. Current owner must be slow as it takes him nearer an hour or more, plus a cup of coffee. Boat has been packed with enough minimalist gear for an 8 day unsupported trip down the Green River in Utah. It is a fine general purpose boat, and due to it's light weight it can be carried into some great places that other boats have a harder time getting to.

Reason for selling: brought the 420C back from New Zealand a year ago and it's STILL in the bag....
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:11 PM   #5683
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:14 PM   #5684
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