Can you help me identify this boat? K1 Racer

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Can you help me identify this boat? K1 Racer

Post by Not Dave » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:37 pm

Hi, I picked this up a few years back for the princely sum of £20 and half a tank of fuel. I would love to know a bit about it if anyone can apply their expert knowledge?

She is a 17 (give or take) foot fiberglass racing K1. Has a folding, over the top stern rudder on steel lines.

Wide in comparison to modern racers, but still very narrow and super tippy, rounded hull ending at a sharp V shaped bow and stern. A few generations old at a guess.

She seems pretty well made, and finished, the top gel is smooth with no cracks, the seams are neat and overall looks like a professional build, as opposed to some of the backyard jobs you see.

However there are no markings. No labels, no serial numbers and no obvious fading to show that there should have once been some.

The seat is also missing, so have just been using a thin piece of mini cell as padding, I will need a replacement at a decent price if anyone has one? I may just make one with a block of minicell.

So any ideas, what could she be?

Thanks
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Re: Can you help me identify this boat? K1 Racer

Post by Chris Bolton » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:16 pm

From your description, there's not much more to add - it's an oldish K1 with an overstern rudder, and there are lots of possibilities. See here for example. Can you upload a photo or two? The site now hosts photos, click reply, choose the Full Editor and click the tab at bottom left for 'Upload Image'.

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Post by Not Dave » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:33 pm

oohh i don't know what has happened to the original post, i may have messed it up by trying to edit and upload images on tapatalk.

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Re: Can you help me identify this boat? K1 Racer

Post by Mark Gawler » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:44 pm

Not Dave wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:33 pm
oohh i don't know what has happened to the original post.
Tapatalk bug cause you post to become unapproved :-(
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Re: Can you help me identify this boat? K1 Racer

Post by StuartA » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:03 pm

I think it might be an Espada.

http://www.kirtonkayaks.co.uk/home/hist ... 286-espada


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