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Old 11-21-2016, 09:36 PM   #1
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Osagian aluminum kayak

Hello all,

I'm getting ready to pull the trigger, and buy two osagian aluminum kayaks. I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with their kayaks or canoes. I wanted to polish them to match our airstream. Any feedback would be great.

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Old 11-21-2016, 10:35 PM   #2
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Wow! That looks awesome and seems competitively priced to plastic. Would look awesome with an AS! Enjoy!!
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Old 11-22-2016, 10:18 AM   #3
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I just got off the phone with Chris. Super nice sales guy, ordered 2 12' kayaks. They come with a lifetime manufactory warranty. With shipping to Fl and 2 paddles $1650.

Can't wait to get them in the water.

Does anyone have experience polishing aluminum canoes? It's a different grade of Aluminum from AS skins, but I would guess the process for polishing would be very similar.
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Silverflames, I would be interested to hear about how you transport them. Will they fit in traditional rooftop kayak racks? i.e. can you haul two of them on top of your vehicle?
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Old 11-22-2016, 11:19 AM   #5
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Here are the dimensions, the shape and size are very similar to a plastic kayak, so my guess it you could load them on their sides in kayak racks. Kris did mention that the seat is a bit higher that the edge of the side, so you can't lay it completely flat on top of a car. It would have to some clearance.

My guess is something like this should work.

http://www.rackwarehouse.com/images/...kayak-rack.jpg

I'm planning on loading them in the bed of the truck for local trips. When towing the AS I will put them on a ladder rack.
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Old 11-22-2016, 11:26 AM   #6
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Beautiful, that's an activity (kayaking) we've only done once and look forward to again.
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Old 11-22-2016, 11:47 AM   #7
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Here is the response I got back from Kris. Very Timely response!

Keith,

They should easily fit in a rack like that. They won't "nest" together quite as snug as the two in the picture but it appears that the straps are adjustable.
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Old 11-22-2016, 12:21 PM   #8
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Thanks! They look beautiful, and now they're on my Christmas list!

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Looked quickly but these kayaks get very good reviews from users.

These forums have opened my eyes to many good products and these kayaks may eventually be on our Christmas lists also.

Have to try it a couple more times to make sure we "Get It", (kayaking) and get ourselves closer to retirement.
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Old 11-22-2016, 12:55 PM   #10
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After I get them I'll post again with some photos, and possibly a field report.

Ryan,

Yes these are my wife and my birthday/Christmas presents. I'm hoping I can hand those down to my grandchildren along with our AS.
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Old 11-22-2016, 01:15 PM   #11
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I have been looking for a used Grumman 12.9 canoe for some time. My family had a 17 ft when I was a kid.

This is the first time I have seen this kayak. Nice looks and price point.
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AWchief. Those are good canoes. I was looking for a used one first. Then we rented one of the Osagian canoes. I was pretty impressed with their build out. I think the smallest one they make is 15'.
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I spent many hours in Grumman Canoe's (used to work at a boathouse) if they are anything like the grumman they will last a long time...My only (small gripe) is they are noisy on the water. Other than that, perfect, and above all....riveted.

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Never knew I needed one of these til I saw them. Beautiful!!!
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Swapped a couple of emails with them. If anyone is interested they are offering a Military discount. Even with shipping it makes an attractive price even better. Please contact them directly for more information.
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AWchief, when you get yours, are you going to polish it?
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AWchief, when you get yours, are you going to polish it?
Not sure if I am going to get one or not but doubt i would strip and polish to shiny. They already look shiny enough for me. I think keep clean and waxed is enough.
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Those are really nice looking canoes.
I had many years of good service from an aluminum ten foot rowing boat by Grumman. That I bought used in New Zealand as a tender for my cruising boat.

But for the fit with RV cruising I've been on the hunt for a good used foldbot kayak. http://folbot.com/line-up/
Tho very expensive new, and I just missed out on a 15 y o used one near here that I bid $550 for. The storage and ease of transport of these very capable boats is very attractive, for a careful user.

These Osagian boats sure are an attractive well priced option !
Thanks for posting them.

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Not sure if I am going to get one or not but doubt i would strip and polish to shiny. They already look shiny enough for me. I think keep clean and waxed is enough.

I've been thinking about the polishing process. Do you think it would be better to sand the mill finish down with 800 grit sand before polishing?
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I've been thinking about the polishing process. Do you think it would be better to sand the mill finish down with 800 grit sand before polishing?
Beats me. Not a stripper and polisher. Wash and hand wax works for me.
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