my family had 2 kleppers when i was growing up, one was a single and the other was a 2 seater. i have had both in class III and IV rappids, without spray skirts, yah i got a little wet, but it was the middle of summer and i was there to have fun.
we only rolled the double 1 time, as you up right it most of the water will come out, then just just climb on while still in the water. be sure to have a spare set of paddle secured in the boat. the paddles you were using when you went for a swim most likely floated in a different direction than the boat.
you can eskomo roll the single seat klepper, it is more difficult than most fiberglass and plastic boats to roll upright. but then again kleppers are designed as sea kayaks thus built to stay up right in waves.
the wood frame will last 2 or 3 generations, and the hulls usually 1 generation 25 to 30 years with due care.
you can still but parts, accessories, and hulls for the klepper.
: A friend of mine just gave me his Klepper that he no longer uses. I think it
: is an older model (has wood not aliminum parts) but is in perfect
: condition. I recieved it put together and it looks like a lot of work to
: assemble. Can I store it assembled without steching or bowing it? How
: about transporting it? I really don't like the way it rest in my old style
: Yakama saddles. Not even sure when I'll use it as I've got several other
: boats in the fleet but it really is a cool bit of enginering