Damaged OC-1 Iakos

I had a bad day in the surf with my Elua and damaged my iakos. They are not only bent, but twisted as well. Because of the twisting, I can't fix them. Even if I could get them back to the original position, I would disrupt the integrity of it so much that I would be afraid to use them in any thing by flat water. Do I need to buy new ones from Kaku or can I, should I have them made somewhere? Any suggestions?

Submitted by skydoc on Fri, 07/06/2007 - 5:41pm

I don't know if you can get new ones. I think it depends on your location. Where are you located?

#1 Fri, 07/06/2007 - 8:16pm

Hey, I'm in LA and it's your old boat! I don't necessarily need new iakos. I sent an email to John at Kakudesign to see if he can get some, but have not heard back yet. I guess I could have some made. Not that it happens all the time, but what does everybody else do when they damage an iako?

#2 Sat, 07/07/2007 - 4:39am

Ride a kayak

#3 Sat, 07/07/2007 - 10:12am

If you are in LA go to Harbor Freight and Tools, get a $ 99 hydraulic pipe bender, some aluminum tubing and away you bend, since most of them will need custom tweaking anyways.

#5 Sun, 07/08/2007 - 6:57pm

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