Help needed please!

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Frankhorne123
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Help needed please!

Post by Frankhorne123 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:54 pm

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Hi all, I need any information, on this please. It has Arrowcraft labels on it, but that means little to me, what is the value etc?
Many thanks for any info.

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Re: Help needed please!

Post by Chris Bolton » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:52 pm

It's a slalom kayak, from the days when they were 4m long. The paddle is an Ainsworth Hydro from about 1984-5, I would guess, so the boat is probably from the same time. Not sure of the model, wondered about an Image, but the bow seems very long, possibly that just perspective. Not especially valuable these days as it's a bit dated but I'm not in touch with slalom enough to say how much.

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Post by Terryg » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:43 am

Would agree with Image. Arrowcraft built them under licence.
Think Chris is about right with the age. Good boat in its day, but not worth much now.
Go paddle it, have some fun.

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Post by Frankhorne123 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:41 am

Thanks guys, would love to use it but it takes 5 mins to squeeze into it!

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Post by MikeVeal » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:23 pm

It's definitely not an Image (I still have mine, it leaks like a seive but it's still a lovely boat). Don't think it's a Reflex either, but it does look like it's from that era.

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Post by Simongelder » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:15 pm

I had a Premiere 2 which looked similar to this. Was the model before the Premiere Image and had a longer nose and generally lower front end. However have no idea whether Pyranha licensed anyone else to build these.

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Post by jamesl2play » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:11 pm

There is a bit of a retro slalom buzz going on at the moment. Recently there was a retro slalom reunion and competition
at Lee Valley as part of the World Cup event there.
A Canoe Slalom sales and wants page is on FB if you want to sell it I suggest you place it on there.
I had an Arrowcraft Prem 2 in about 1979 so that boat looks in very good condition for its age.

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