[dim_it:pic_desc]What Heurich did not like about the Eskimos’ original kayaks was their cumbersome design: the basic structure was made of wood and bone, over which the Inuit – as the Eskimos are also known – stretched animal skins. Heurich, who wanted a more easily handled kind of boat, used his imagination to design a kayak that met his requirements precisely: it could be folded up in a matter of minutes and could be transported from A to B by hand or train without any great effort or cost. When the destination was reached, all that was needed was a little skill and a few operations to put a boat with enough space for two people into the water that was suitable for the high seas, as history shows. (Source: Kleppe Faltbootwerft AG)[/dim_it:pic_desc]