The photos I sent you show me and a friend paddling through
pack ice. We could usually paddle through ice up to three centimeters
thick without any problem. Our Kevlar® Eskimos are great
ice breakers! Kevin Killilea,
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Kevin Killilea, Alaska
"...Siorapaluk in Northwest Greenland
at about 77° 45' North is the northernmost village on our planet
There, the kayak is still used as a work boat. The local Inuit hunt
seals and narwhales from their kayaks with hand-thrown harpoons. I
plan to return to these polar areas for the next few boreal summers
to continue to explore and visit a variety of the old Inuit settlements.
Access to this area is by fixed-wing aircraft or by Bell 212 helicopter.
Therefore, a Take-A-Part kayak is ideal for use in this type of region.
So when I purchased my 3-piece Eskimo 15, the decision was based on
the above-mentioned conditions.
By the way, other friends own your kayaks and are quite happy with
The photos I sent you show me and a friend paddling through pack ice.
We could usually paddle through ice up to three centimeters thick
without any problem. Our Kevlar® Eskimos are great ice breakers!!!
Thicker than that, one needed to break the ice ahead with a spare
paddle. Next summer I'll again return to Greenland, and I'll take
along an ice axe!!!
As I told you, I plan to participate in a temperature-research project
in Antarctica. Two Eskimo 15's catamaraned together will be used as
an ice-core drilling platform.
I look forward to many years of using
your fine product at both ends of the earth."
Kathy Johnson & Greg
"Our Eskimos participated in the 'Finlandia
Clean Water Challenge', the longest kayaking race in the
world; beginning in Chicago, on to Illinois, crossing the Great
Lakes, and ending in New York City.
Our 15-foot and 17-foot Take-A-Part Eskimos were borrowed by a team
of paddlers from Russia. The one leg in which they finished first
was crossing Lake Michigan, a highly unpredictable lake. By mid
morning the seas were building, and by the end of the day there
were small-craft warnings. Over half of the competitors were unable
to finish the race -- but not our Eskimos! They performed fabulously
in the rough conditions and allowed the Russian paddlers to take
first place and some very nice prize money for the day!
As you can see, our boats have been put
through their paces and, as usual, have come out on top..."
Joan Rutherford, Washington
"My Take-A-Part and I are flying
to the Pacific atoll of my dreams. Padded
carrying-cases convert my kayak into suitcases I can handle easily
-- an advantage to a retired woman traveling alone.
Even before discovering Easy Rider, my dream had been to live on
an outer atoll in Micronesia, leaving behind conveniences such as
cars and electricity, while gaining the pleasure of warm-water fish,
shells, and beaches.
Now I can journey from island to island around the lagoon, with
my kayak carrying the camping gear.
With its Kevlar® hull and compact size, it weighs so little
I can carry it up the beach by myself. I will be able to wind my
way between coral heads and go through shallow channels that stop
For maneuvering between coral heads to that 'perfect snorkel spot',
I'll use a short bent-shaft canoe paddle. But the Tradewinds blow
where I will be, so a lot of the time I'll be leaning back, using
the foot-controlled rudder for direction and the Spinnaker for power.
My kayak makes everything easier and more fun!"