Available Nelo constructions:
Carbon/Kevlar Vacuum Heat Cured
This construction is specific for marathon racing, and its main characteristics are lightness and stiffness. The balance between weight and stiffness gives this construction an outstanding performance in marathon racing.
Carbon Foam Epoxy Vacuum Heat Cured
This construction has proved it’s potential before and has become one of the most popular. It’s extremely resistant and stiff, so it’s excellent both for sprint training and competition.
Extra Carbon Foam Epoxy Vacuum Heat Cured
High quality construction, prepared for high performance.
Solid Composite System
This system was conceived by MAR Kayaks. It allows us to produce boats as solid as composites can be using the latest technologies. It has an extreme performance level due to its extreme stiffness.
Carbon/Kevlar Epoxy Vacuum
This construction is thought for river descent, marathon training and sea kayaking. Its main characteristics are stiffness and impact resistance.
One of the big advantages of the composites is that they don?t require much maintenance; of course there are some crucial rules to extend the lifetime of your boat:
- Do not put it in the sun for long periods.
- Do not tight it too strongly in the racks.
- Only allow professionals to repair your boat.
- Never store or transport it inside the cover if the boat is not well dry.
- And treat it like a baby.
Boats should be used only by trained persons or under supervision.
The use should be done under the rules established for each boat class.
After receiving your boat, we recommend you do some tests to find your best trim, to find it you should:
- Start with the seat in the middle position.
- Move the foot rest to fit you.
- Check the behaviour at competition speed, the bow should be around 1 cm into the water, in a stopped position the bow should be well under water.
- You should move your seat and foot rest together until the boat is performing as described in point 3.
This is just one of many methods of finding the best position, though it always changes slightly from person to person, but these are the basic rules.
Making your rudder straight is an essential part of enjoying your boat.
In order to make it 100% perfect you should use the straps inside your boat:
- Hold the rudder blade in the straight position;
- Use the straps one at a time, until the T bar goes straight in the middle.
While paddling you can also make little adjustments by pulling the strap on the side the T Bar is tending to.
M.A.R. Kayaks, Lda. offers you a 2-year warranty on this boat, but it is conditioned by the following procedures:
- Damage caused by transport
- Repairs made by unauthorised personnel
- Removal or damage of plates and stickers
This warranty covers any fabrication defects on the boat or parts, as well as changes in the materials characteristics.
To present a claim:
- Transport Damage: Claim as you receive the boat to the transporters (on the CMR document) and to the insurance agent on your insurance document, also you should inform us of the damage, as well as send pictures and details.
- Other: Send pictures together with a description of the damage as well as the boat number, this will help us evaluate and fix or replace the boat faster.
- CFD Analysis of Previous Models
- Tank Static Testing
- Real Scenario Testing
- 3D Modeling / CNC Tooling
- Deformation Analysis
- Fiber Mapping
- Resin Cure Monitoring
- "One Piece Construction"
Stronger constructions and new surface for better gripping
New rudder wheel for continuous tension and accuracy
More adjustable, less weight and surface options for gripping
Less movement and high durability
- Optimized Shape and Balance
- Solid Construction with Minimized Deformation
- Ergonomic and Low Energy Loss Fittings
- Top End Performance