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Cockpit identification

Post by Crosby » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:26 pm

I have an old Nordkapp (1988) that has a non-original cockpit and am trying to determine what sea kayak it was originally intended for.
Thanks for any info or ideas.
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Re: Cockpit identification

Post by MikeB » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:27 pm

Well, it may be non-original, but whoever put that in did an exceptional job! Can you post pics of the complete boat - that might help. That colour scheme is reminiscent of some of the N/kapp (or similar) inspired surf-rescue kayaks. I'm wondering if that might be an answer?

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Re: Cockpit identification

Post by Crosby » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:39 pm

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Re: Cockpit identification

Post by charleston14 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:39 pm

I’d like to know how that cockpit mod was achieved.

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Re: Cockpit identification

Post by Crosby » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:39 pm

I bought the kayak used in 2005 and didn't know the cockpit was unusual until a guy who has had many similar kayaks told me it wasn't original.
I don't know who did the mod and was trying to determine what type of cockpit is in the kayak. I thought it may be from a different brand of British sea kayak but since I am in Canada it may have come from a manufacturer here.

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Re: Cockpit identification

Post by Chris Bolton » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:35 pm

As above, it's been very neatly done. The cockpit moulding appears to be an unusual shape; compared to other sea kayaks the rim is more pointed towards the front, and the seat is well forward. It could be from any kayak design, not necessarily a sea kayak, and given the neatness of the modification it could have been custom made to match the deck profile; whoever fitted it to the boat would have had the skill to make a mould.

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Re: Cockpit identification

Post by jmmoxon » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:42 am

The seat position & narrower front would suggest it was for a smaller paddler. It may be a one-off from the manufacturer, built for a particular customer, or testing an alternative shape, as looks too good a job for a replacement...

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Re: Cockpit identification

Post by Crosby » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:22 pm

Thanks for the replies to my posting and for all the information.
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