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Old 10-26-2013   #1
 
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SOTAR Fabreezi IK

Mostly starting this thread to help build more of a web presence for the SOTAR Fabreezi inflatable kayaks.
These kayaks are the design of the late Randy Febreezi, and are sold thru Denise and Febreezi Kayaks. SOTAR builds the kayak then ships them to Denise in New Mexico for the installation of the foam floor. From there, they are shipped to the buyer.
I don't have the actual measurements, but approximately, they are 11-1/2' - 12' long, 40+inches wide, with 14" tubes.
More info can be gotten from Cheryl at SOTAR.
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My bro Zach running Pre-Falls on the Verde River @1500cfs
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Old 10-26-2013   #3
 
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Randy Fabrese designed these in Flagstaff in the 1980s and had Mike Walker of Canyon Inflatables there build a few. We called them "honkers" because they're so huge. They carry a ton of gear but are hard to maneuver. We found that rigging them as a C-1 worked really well. Used a cooler as a saddle and had thigh straps. Not the most comfortable setup but being elevated gave enough leverage to tilt the boat onto a tube enough to make it turn. Dexter Allen, the Verde River USFS ranger has a bunch of these. Call Denise at the Super Salve Company 575-539-2768 if you want to talk about getting one. They are very expensive and pretty specialized for carrying large loads on low-volume desert rivers.
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Thanks for the additional info and corrections, AZJefe. From the experience I have with these, they can handle huge loads, and don't manuver too bad once you get to know them. They can also handle some pretty big water as we have run the Verde @2500+cfs.
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Old 10-27-2013   #5
 
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Wife and I want to get a pair of these for Verde trips.
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