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This looks like it might be worth having in a locker to having a way to get off the boat if the misses takes off with the dinghy.

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I paddled on at a show. Engh.

I'd go with an inflatable. The one I have is nice but discontinued.

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Folding sea and sailing kayaks have been around a long time. Longer than fin keels and fibreglass.

A transatlantic crossing was done in the 50s on a Klepper folding sailing kayak.

The Orus are neat boats, light, compact. They get pretty good reviews, but I haven't paddled one.

I own a Folbot Sporty (older folding kayak). Its a pretty cool boat. I wouldnt hesitate to take it beyond sheltered waters.

Not sure why folding kayaks aren't more popular as tenders. Nowhere to put an outboard I guess.

Here is a competitor to the Oru. Tried convincing my with we should sell the sailboat and buy one of these, but she says no cabin, no deal.

https://www.klepperamerica.com/s2-sails/
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A friend had a klepper and flew it down to rio negro/amazon.
He really liked it, but always felt like it was a chore to assemble.

I have a 9 ft sot and love it. Off the fore deck and in the water with paddle...3 min max.
Pull it up right over the lifelines.
Cost $250 from rental outfit
One of my better purchase decisions.
One nite anchorage and dont want to fool with the dink...is super easy shore visit
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Just get an Advanced Elements inflatable.

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Just remembered I shot a short vid of my own folding kayak before I filed it in the garage in my upgrade file.

I have an awkward stroke in this vid due to high seat back and or low seat height, but that is already rectified (with a cushion).


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Had a young man paddling one of these Oru kayaks die this summer on Lake Michigan near me. They found the kayak before they found him. I don't think he was wearing a life jacket, the lake was really cold at the time, he was paddling several miles offshore, and bad weather blew in less than 30 minutes after he launched.

Don't know if design of the kayak was a contributing factor, but I sure wouldn't want to be in something that folds up when big waves hit.

The problem with these types of watercraft is that it empowers newbies with no experience to get one in the mail and rush out to the big water the next day. Kayak shop might have told him to check the weather before sailing, sold him a wetsuit and life jacket, and cautioned him against getting out too far from shore.
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Oru kayaks are not cheap mail order kayaks. They are sold by serious outfitters for paddlers wanting a highly portable kayak.

Any kayak can get into trouble on lake michigan. A dry suit is a good idea for paddlers in the great lakes. I wear mine about 10 months of the year.

https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5060-8...-Folding-Kayak
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Oru kayaks are not cheap mail order kayaks. They are sold by serious outfitters for paddlers wanting a highly portable kayak.

Any kayak can get into trouble on lake michigan. A dry suit is a good idea for paddlers in the great lakes. I wear mine about 10 months of the year.

https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5060-8...-Folding-Kayak
You are smart to wear that.
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