I just bought this blue/red tandem Folbot on ebay: https://m.ebay.com/itm/1963-Folbot-Folding-Kayak-Great-Condition-W-Travel-Bags-16-39-COMPLETE-FREE-SHIP-/163169506474?txnId=1748466904006
It is simply described as 16’ x 3’ 1963 vintage FolBot and that it folds.
I did notice a tape or stitch at its bottom, as shown in one of the eBay photos. But seller claims “no leaks” and offers free return. So I bought it anyway.
Can anyone kind advise me parts sources for that folding kayak or for vintage Folbots in general, in case I need them in the future? I imagine it won’t be easy, since Folbot is not in business anymore and mine is a 1963 model?
Identifying its exact model and parts compatibility with other models will also help and be highly appreciated.
I did see a single folding Folbot at local (Houston/TX) classifieds, but missed it by a few days. It was sold at around $150 (as buy it now in person)! I offered $210, but mine was the 4th offer (and was too late), I think.
Thank you very much!