I cannot say enough about the service that I received from KGC. I heard about Rhonda’s service through word of mouth and an article in Kayakers Magazine. I have seen much of Rhonda’s work and knew if I ever needed repairs, she would be my go-to person. When I decided my Romany needed a full keel strip and other repairs, I contacted Kayakers Go Coastal, I delivered my boat, at the height of the season, and Rhonda was very keen on getting the work done and me back in the water (That made two of us). I had my boat back within a week. The workmanship is something to admire.
I was also impressed with the care that Rhonda took when setting my boat up for repairs. She took the time to ask the questions to be sure that I was getting what was
I was playing in a rock garden off Toleak Point this summer, in my Nordkapp, when I got surfed backward, hard, into a big rock. My boat hung up in the rock for a while and was clobbered a few more times … and when I finally washed out of the slot my paddling partners gathered round with very worried looks on their faces. “Ummm,” they said, in the way doctors do when they’re about to tell you they’ve found a malignant lump, “there are LOTS of holes in your boat. It took a couple rolls of
I’ve had several repairs done by Rhonda at Kayakers Go Coastal and have always been delighted at the outcome. She gladly shares her knowledge of boats to review my repair options. I haven’t found a type of repair to stump her yet.
We took the kayak out this weekend and it worked great, absolutely no water got into the craft!
Rhonda is knowledgeable about all types of kayak repairs and friendly. She placed a keelstrip on one of our boats a few years ago. She is repairing one of our boats with fiberglass cracking and a pretty big chip that broke off the bottom… we’re getting a keel strip on this one too.
The Mariner Express is renowned for its graceful efficient hull, but not so much for its on deck rigging. And the XL, without front or rear bulkheads can take on a bit of water, even with float bags and gear. While on an outing with the Seattle Kayak Club, I saw a sister ship, the Elan, with proper rigging and inquired where/how the work was done. “Rhonda is your man.” was the enthusiastic reply by several in the group. I contacted Rhonda about the adjustments I was considering. More
Rhonda Schwab has been the boat repair person for our kayak school, Body Boat Blade International, and for many of our students for the past several years. Rhonda has consistently done great work for us and has even satisfied Shawna’s artistic sensibilities of adding stars, moons, and galaxies in repairing her boats! If ever we have had an issue with a repair, Rhonda has backed up her guarantee of making sure that we are 100% happy with the final repair.
Boat looks great, thank you! After five months of extensive use, the repair job is holding up great!
Rhonda does fabulous work repairing kayaks and adding keel strips. She has worked on three of my boats: repaired spider cracks, reattached a front bulkhead, and added a black keel strip on my Nordkapp, patched holes and added a white keel strip on my Tempest, and I purchased a used Pintail with a green color matched keel strip she added. The work was flawless, I had to look very closely to find where Rhonda repaired the damage. Beautiful.
For the past several years I have taken my Kayaks exclusively to Rhonda Schwab at Kayakers go Coastal for repairs. Her work is top quality and prices very reasonable. Highly recommended!
The boat really looks great. With all those sites letting water where water shouldn’t be. Accolades for finding so many hidden leaks! I’m so grateful for your efforts and appreciate the pressure testing. Thanks for color-matching the skeg area. I love being in that boat; it’s a wonderful kayak to paddle. I am so appreciative of the dry hatches. We’re looking forward to seeing you on the water.
Just this last year, I was encouraged by kayaker friends in the Mountaineers to try surf kayaking, so I purchased an IC surf boat, a Mega Rio Jester, off of Craig’s List. The boat was in pretty good condition, but needed gel coat and Sea tape line repairs on the stern and the cockpit combing reattached. My friends recommended Rhonda at Kayakers Go Coastal as an expert kayaker who knows how to repair kayaks. I called Rhonda and arranged to bring the boat to her shop, and when I