Gear We Love: LEGO Inspiration

Have you ever been amazed a 4-year-old can put together a complicated LEGO model? LEGO makes easy to follow graphical instruction booklets. No words necessary – you don’t even need to be old enough to read to do it!

Well, that was our inspiration behind the graphical instructions for our Folbots.


LEGO Instructions

We made easy to follow [graphical] assembly instructions for each Folbot model. We also have examples of assembly on YouTube and worded instructions if you prefer that route. We hope we’ve made it as simple as possible to explain our assembly.  We want you on the water enjoying your Folbot, not left behind assembling a kayak.

In fact, we feel the need for speed!  Our Recreational and Touring models can all be assembled in less than 10 minutes!


Example of Citibot Graphical Instructions

Folbot Fotos: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Cooper

We recently had a request from Folboter, Jerry P. of Illinois. He asked that we show more pictures of his favorite Folbot, the Cooper. Jerry, we hear you! We love the Cooper too!

So, without further ado, we’re sharing pictures from Spring Break 2013 with several Coopers. (Thanks to Wilson G. of North Carolina for sharing his photos.) ***Make sure you scroll all the way down to see the short video!***





Throwback Thursday: 60s Glider

Check out this 1962 Folbot Glider Tandem. Sure, the skin needs some repair work, but what a beautiful boat!


Do you have an “retired model” Folbot that you have questions about? The best source for information on the older model Folbots is  This community of Folbot customers and fans has a long history of maintaining and restoring older Folbots and many have documented the results on that site.

You can post questions, search by keyword, or just start digging into threads on topics like 100% effective barrier against bears entering your campsite? or Rudder Pin Replacement . For instance, if you owned this lovely Glider above, search for “new glider skin” in the Folbot Forum and here’s what you’ll find.