to Ralph Hoehn at:
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time for us to call you back after 7:30 pm EST or on weekends.
(We do check messages constantly!)
The RZ96 is an evolution of the traditional RZ85 and takes its lines
below the waterline from that highly efficient of double folding touring
Strong, light, resilient, flexible wood frame -- tough PVC hull with
traditional canvas deck (Hypalon hull upon request).
The steeply pitched deck and washboards keep the cockpit dry even in
wind and waves. A canvas detail strip in the deck-hull-seam expands
when wet and completely seals the seam.
In the Pouch tradition of very fast hull shapes, the RZ96 is the current
pinnacle of ongoing development.
Through assembly, on the water, packing up and then at car, train, jet
Quickly assemble the frame halves outside of the skin,
insert them into as yet slack skin, expand the keelson and gunwales,
affix washboards, inflate the full length sponsons -- finished!
The ability to flex with the water is a beneficial feature of all "skin-on-frame"
18 foot 1inch
84 US-lbs with PVC hull (95 US-lbs with Hypalon hull)
of Packed Boat
Bag for skin and longitudinal frame members (rucksack):
60 x 18 x 8 inch
Bag for transverse frame members and "sundries" (like seats, rudder
31 x 24 x 8 inch
Hypalon or PVC (please specify preference)
Canvas (high quality cotton fabric)
Wood: Stringers of Ash; Ribs of Birch
Please call (425) 962-2987 or email us at .
is a wood frame boat. Many people have the experience and confidence necessary
to work with wood. This opens an endless variety for customizing not just
the cockpit, but the whole boat to suit your personal needs! (For some
specific customizing ideas see "The Importance of Fit".)