What is an "Eclipse"?

I saw a couple of these kanus listed (including 1st place) in a recent race.
What, who, anything?

Submitted by yldbill on Wed, 08/10/2005 - 3:28pm

Eclipse is made by Sandwich Island Composites on Maui. I have never paddled one, but I know several people who have them and they are all happy with it. I think Sandwich Island Composites is a dba of Ding King Maui (or Ding King is a dba of Sandwich Island Composites, I'm not sure). Anyway, the guy you need to talk to is Mark Rappahorst. Here's his contact info:

Ding King Maui
Mark Rappahorst
590 Old Haleakala Hwy
Kahalui, HI 96732

#1 Wed, 08/10/2005 - 4:15pm

Mahalo for the 411, dmehling.
Anybody have pics...those of us on the East Coast like to keep up with the latest happenings.

#2 Wed, 08/10/2005 - 5:22pm

Here is a picture of Mark Rappahorst with is Eclipse and one of Andrea Moller with hers. These are the only pics I could find quickly.

#3 Thu, 08/11/2005 - 8:03am

Mahaloz for the nice photos!
This is a nice looking kanu.
Have you had a chance to paddle one...compared to ?

#4 Fri, 08/12/2005 - 9:26am

No, I've never paddled it. Sorry. I'm very happy with my current quiver of kanus, so there hasn't really been a need. What I can say is that the lead time to get one is very short relative to other manufacturers' lead times. I have a friend who bought one and picked it up 2 or 3 weeks after placing the initial order. That was a year ago, so I don't know what the current lead time is. She's stoked with her Eclipse, by the way.

#5 Fri, 08/12/2005 - 10:33am

does anyone know if Mark Rappahorst has an email address?

#6 Mon, 08/15/2005 - 12:04pm

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