I’m thinking about getting another kayak. This, the holy grail of American made kayaks, a Seavivor Greenland Solo. I’m very interested. The kayak’s long at 17’4″, and reputedly fast. It has no sponsons which, I think, is a bonus in terms of skin fit, weight, handling. The Seavivor’s located a long way off, which is logistically maybe a problem. Also, it’ll be heavy compared to my Folbot Aleut, but I may still be strong enough to manage its weight. Anyhow, I want to go far and go fast on the water.
A few things I’ve learned about myself and folding kayaks are: I like to keep them put-together most of the time; my driveway and yard are lousy environments for storing a folding kayak assembled; I tend to dislike assembling at the put-in even when that makes better logistical and kayak-care sense.
My experience with the RZ96 has informed me that the squirrels in my neighborhood pose a hazard to any stationary thing softer than their teeth. My experience with 450s has informed me, to my shame, that even covered, in the yard moisture will wreck wood parts.
The two kayaks I currently own are safely stored disassembled in their bags. I have room for a third. I DARE the local squirrels to take their teeth to my aluminum canoe, which does stay out in the yard.