This project is so good, it forced me to resurrect this blog! I will be watching this project keenly. Key points for me:
1. It’s a kickstarter project, which I admire.
2. 25 lbs. Impressively light
3. freaking clever folding design!
My main concern for it right now is the durability of the folding points. I wonder if repeated beach landings might take a toll and create weak points. I think for many recreational kayakers, including myself, we aren’t really going to be on the water so often that this would particularly shorten the useful life of the boat. I also expect patching would be pretty easy.
This is also raises corrugated plastic in my mind as a potential DIY boat material.
Check out the excellent video. It’s no wonder these guys hit their target in 5 hours!