Valley hatches

This is how a Valley hatch is supposed to go on.

Unfortunately this is not possible until one sand off some 3-5mm of the hatchs lower outer edge. Before this it will not fit in between the rim and the deck. That be PE or glass deck.

I use a beltsander for the job.
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British Craftsmanship, suggestions and things to improve

Just a follow up. Valley kept their word. I do now have a brilliant looking NordLow. :-)


Original e-mail for Valley:

Dear sir/madam,

Regarding my newest acquisition, a Valley Norkapp LV

I got quite a few issues with my new boat. Some are suggestions, some are nags and some just should not be there at all.

A suggestion would be to use Kajaksport-quality rubber for hatches. So much easier in use, while still being 100% tight. And, the fit for your hatches are (still) kind of poor. It is very hard to get the hatch in place. I will have to sand of some material on these too, thought this was only an issue on your plastic boats.

Please, let me drill the holes in the bulkheads, if I want to. I would rather drill a 0,5mm than 2mm, like you did.!

Please, while drilling holes in the seat anyway, drill two holes to drain the ever being water under your buttock.

After first trip, already rust on a ring..!!

Hose on pump. What kind of 'cut' is this..??!! Must be 90° ! (Preferebly closer to the buttom.)

Numerous scratches and polyester mishaps all over... Just not good enough.!

These were just some of the scratches..!!

The out-most worst is, without doubt, the next issue..!! But also the most difficult to show on a picture. Let me know if you need more documentation.

Funny shaped bow/sheerline..!!


All these issues does not affect the ride, but sure as hell the experience.

PS - this letter will soon be to find on my blog: - feel free to respond there too, if you like.

Kind regards 
v/ steen bondo
orelundvej 18
5610 assens denmark
+45 6440 6667
+45 2927 4815
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BCU: 129361

NordLow, first trip.

We combined a tour and a nightpaddle. We spent the night on Bågø. No wonder i shivered in the morning - there were ice in a drinking bottle.
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Got myself a new kajak.

Colours are meant to act as theftprotection, and maximize visability.
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