FAQ

How did the name of packraft Kulik appear?
The word "kulik" is translated into English as "sandpiper". One of the meaning of this word is a ferryman. This seemed symbolic as it accurately reflects the purpose of the boat. Thus appeared the name of packraft Kulik – boats for crossings and rafting in calm water.
What is the difference between the packraft and beach boats?
For all the packraft models we use nylon 210D. This is a modern and durable material from which the cylinders of our universal packrafts "Ivolga", "Salamandra" and "Sinitsa" are made from. To compare ultralight packrafts from third-party manufacturers are made from the fabric 70D or 50D which is three times thinner than ours. We do not save on the durability of boats and use materials in which we are sure. This means that our packraft will serve faithfully for a long time and not only for 1-2 hikes. Our packrats have been tested in numerous serious expeditions to the Putoran Plateau, Patagonia, Mongolia, the Ural Range and Siberian rough rivers.
What is the difference between Kulik Standart, Kulik Elongated and Kulik Light?
The most important difference is the length! We added the length or shortened Kulik Standard, but left the diameter of the cylinders and the outlines of the bow and stern. Due to the change in length the displacement increased or decreased, the size of the boat in roll-up changed and of course the weight. Knowing your goal for which you need a packraft you can easily choose a Kulik modification.
How to pump packraft Kulik?
The light bag pump weighing 110 g is included in the package with packraft Kulik.

The bag pump is equipped with a nozzle which can be screwed to the rear valve of the boat and pump it up.

The inflation procedure is simple and takes about 2-3 minutes:

1. Fill the bag pump with air (using wind or your own breath), then "wrap" the open end of the bag and "squeeze" the air into the boat.

2. After the boat is pumped at 90-95% unscrew the bag pump, pump the packraft with your mouth and put it into the water.

If you have forgotten the pump at home you can pump the packraft with a garbage bag or a large shopping bag and a tape. You can also pump the packraft with your mouth, although it will take about 10 minutes.


What is important to know when pumping and blowing off packrafts?
When you pumped up the packraft and put it in the water, you'll find out that the cylinders have become sluggish because cold water has cooled the air in the cylinders and the pressure inside has dropped.

What to do?

It is necessary to "adapt" the boat to the water temperature. To do this you need to hold the packraft in water for 5-7 minutes, then pump it with your mouth "against the stop" and leave it in the water. Now your boat is ready for travel.

When pulling the packraft ashore it is necessary to blow it off a little and when landing on the water to cool it down and blow as described above. In order to save time during stops just leave the packrats in the water tying it to the coast.

What happens if you pump up and leave the boat in the sun?
In the sun the temperature of the air in cylinders can quickly rise above 70 degrees. According to the laws of physics the pressure in the balloon increases. Excessive pressure on the fabric may damage the cylinders. Therefore when pulling the packraft ashore, blow the boat or leave it on the water.
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