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Wed May 28, 2014 2:20 pm

A few minutes ago I walked through production and the team had just lifted a Blue/Black combination Profish 440 from the mould - the colours are awesome :o

This boat should be named "STORM" because of the raging seas and the tornado rampaging along one side!
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Raging seas racing under a stormy sky...
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Tornado!
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Wed May 28, 2014 2:34 pm

Sounded like some romance going on there :lol:

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Wed May 28, 2014 2:37 pm

awesome
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Wed May 28, 2014 2:48 pm

...stormy night...log fire, candles, bottle of Pinot.....I'm feeling quite strange.... ;) ;)
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Wed May 28, 2014 2:49 pm

Looks good but may be it's a good thing you are getting out on the water this weekend Stephen :lol:
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Wed May 28, 2014 3:00 pm

:lol:
Ok, I admit I'm not getting enough water time at the moment...

... but it's soooo pretty :$
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Wed May 28, 2014 4:22 pm

I can see the background to being offshore off Cape Egmont in that first pic on a wild day Stephen. I'm sure you could see what I mean
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Wed May 28, 2014 4:33 pm

Looks great! Did you do anything special to lay in the granules? Or just by hand?

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Wed May 28, 2014 4:50 pm

YakDr wrote:I can see the background to being offshore off Cape Egmont in that first pic on a wild day Stephen. I'm sure you could see what I mean
That was exactly what caught my eye in the first place :y:
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The historic fleet: too many to mention... the adventures since 1974 have seen lots of kayak carnage
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Wed May 28, 2014 4:54 pm

Hawk wrote:Looks great! Did you do anything special to lay in the granules? Or just by hand?
In this case it's actually totally random - though we have some control over the process and the way the colours mix, at a detail level every kayak is unique in the way the granules position and combine. Every kayak is unique, almost like a fingerprint.
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The current fleet: Profish Reload, Profish GT, Profish 400 Lite
The historic fleet: too many to mention... the adventures since 1974 have seen lots of kayak carnage
Find me at Viking Kayaks in Matamata... you gotta love our sport!


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Wed May 28, 2014 4:58 pm

Limitless wrote:
Hawk wrote:Looks great! Did you do anything special to lay in the granules? Or just by hand?
In this case it's actually totally random - though we have some control over the process and the way the colours mix, at a detail level every kayak is unique in the way the granules position and combine. Every kayak is unique, almost like a fingerprint.
Actually, I should qualify that - technically it's possible to almost "paint" with the granules, but the technique is prohibitively expensive (additional materials and labour) and it's not a service we currently offer.
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The current fleet: Profish Reload, Profish GT, Profish 400 Lite
The historic fleet: too many to mention... the adventures since 1974 have seen lots of kayak carnage
Find me at Viking Kayaks in Matamata... you gotta love our sport!

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Wed May 28, 2014 5:22 pm

Stephen can you do offshore off Cape Egmont in two tone black ? "Sweet ok " I will have one then :y: see nothings a problem for the Viking boys :y:

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Wed May 28, 2014 5:40 pm

Limitless wrote:A few minutes ago I walked through production and the team had just lifted a Blue/Black combination Profish 440 from the mould - the colours are awesome :o

This boat should be named "STORM" because of the raging seas and the tornado rampaging along one side!
Love the combination Stephen and it does appeal, however I think I would last 5 minutes on the Waitemata Harbour before being taken out by a Kohi yacht.

Flashing blue neon and an air horn??
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Wed May 28, 2014 6:17 pm

Selecting custom colours is a choice we offer, and it's up to each client to decide what's appropriate. If asked I'm happy to offer opinion that I chose a red/yellow mix for greater visibility.

While I agree the blue/black mix isn't the brightest on the water, I have seen paddlers on orange kayaks dressed in what I'd call camo colours (pale greys and blues) that were at even more risk of being run over. In choppy conditions it's often the colours on your torso and head that make the difference rather than the colour of the kayak.
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The current fleet: Profish Reload, Profish GT, Profish 400 Lite
The historic fleet: too many to mention... the adventures since 1974 have seen lots of kayak carnage
Find me at Viking Kayaks in Matamata... you gotta love our sport!

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Wed May 28, 2014 6:55 pm

:y: :P :y:
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Wed May 28, 2014 7:55 pm

Very nice! I really wanted a blue one, just like that... however, if I may ask (apparently my post have some rough edges :lol: )...

Safety wise? It is very difficult to see that colour on the sea (hence my awful yellow/orange PF400)... or do you just fly an orange flag and where a bright hat/jacket and hope the boaties see you?
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Wed May 28, 2014 8:09 pm

I thought I wouldnt say this, BUT...there are a couple of guys on here with black yaks...Awondering is one of them and they stand out like the proverbial dogs bollocks !.. the yaks, not the paddlers !
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Wed May 28, 2014 8:13 pm

Limitless wrote:
Limitless wrote:
Hawk wrote:Looks great! Did you do anything special to lay in the granules? Or just by hand?
In this case it's actually totally random - though we have some control over the process and the way the colours mix, at a detail level every kayak is unique in the way the granules position and combine. Every kayak is unique, almost like a fingerprint.
Actually, I should qualify that - technically it's possible to almost "paint" with the granules, but the technique is prohibitively expensive (additional materials and labour) and it's not a service we currently offer.
You don't have to tell me if you don't want to, but is this done with a hot mold? And you just crack it open and dribble it in by hand?
If so, could open up some pretty cool possibilities for laser cut templates etc... Just like the dusting patterns on hot chocolate :-)

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Wed May 28, 2014 9:17 pm

Here's probably the most funky kayak colour combo we did at JO just before we closed - think it was the last Tetra we ever made - it was for one of the staff - no not me :lol: The process is pretty simple but quite time consuming...
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Wed May 28, 2014 9:25 pm

Mental wrote:Here's probably the most funky kayak colour combo we did at JO just before we closed - think it was the last Tetra we ever made - it was for one of the staff - no not me :lol: The process is pretty simple but quite time consuming...
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No issues with visibility there 8)
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