Mystery sea kayak

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shipbadger
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Mystery sea kayak

Post by shipbadger » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:32 pm

Can anyone identify this boat for me please? The kayak is 17' long with a hard chined hull. There are a couple of Arrowcraft stickers on the deck that look like they are original, but I can't find any info on Arrowcraft having made a sea kayak. There is a decal of a paddler holding a spear on the side of the hull which I know I have seen before, but I can't recall where. Apart from the missing hatch covers the boat appears sea-worthy.

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Jim
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Re: Mystery sea kayak

Post by Jim » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:39 pm

Sea King, same colour as mine except my cockpit is orange too.

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Re: Mystery sea kayak

Post by shipbadger » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:12 pm

Thank-you Jim. I remember making Lynx slalom kayaks 35 years ago using a mould from Trylon. I gave £50 for this sea kayak; it had lain unused in a garden for nearly 20 years. Apart from a few cracks in the gelcoat it appears to be in reasonable condition. I'll order a couple of hatch covers and have a paddle in Pembrokeshire in a few weeks time. I've not paddled a hard chined sea kayak before, but I did a fair bit of marathon racing in my youth, so I think I'll be able to cope with it.

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Re: Mystery sea kayak

Post by Jim » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:26 pm

Hatches should be 17cm diameter. I think Valley still sell covers, or Kajaksport probably do some that will fit.

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