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  New yak, can't find info on it.
  Posted by: old_user on Jun-13-12 2:52 PM (EST)
   Category: Kayaks 

I bought a fiberglass kayak today. I can't find any info on it so I thought you guys might be able to help.
It has a sticker on it that says "HiPP inductrial center, hingham ma, mithril kayaks" and it has a serial number on the side.
was it worth my $40?

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  It doesn't look new
  Posted by: FrankNC on Jun-13-12 3:30 PM (EST)
But I'll say you got your money's worth if it floats and fits.
  nope, not new
  Posted by: old_user on Jun-13-12 3:42 PM (EST)
I know it's not new, it was sold to me as vintage.
  Lettman design from the '70's.
  Posted by: tktoo on Jun-13-12 4:17 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Jun-13-12 4:22 PM EST --

Serious old-school.

  Posted by: old_user on Jun-13-12 4:37 PM (EST)
Do you know what it's worth? I'm not sure if I want to keep it as I was intending to get Sit On Tops.
  Minimum would be $40.
  Posted by: tktoo on Jun-13-12 5:05 PM (EST)
I'm pretty sure about that.
  Squirting or Polo ?
  Posted by: seadart on Jun-13-12 4:25 PM (EST)
Make sure you can get in and out of the cockpit on dry land before you put it in the water.
  Pig in a poke !
  Posted by: jackl on Jun-13-12 6:26 PM (EST)
Yes it is probably worth $40, but what are you going to use it for ?
It is an old white water boat
I wouldn't pay $10 for it, but that is because it would be useless for me.

Jack L
  looks sweet (for a yak), might be famous
  Posted by: daggermat on Jun-13-12 6:44 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Jun-13-12 6:50 PM EST --

I love old school kayaks. Very graceful ferrying and running slalom courses. Check the specs...the one in this article is 13' x 23"

slalom usage here

  Is there a market?
  Posted by: old_user on Jun-13-12 7:08 PM (EST)
It was a now or never buy. I figured if I couldn't use it I could trade it or sell it and get a SOT. It's really not what I was looking for(SOT for fishing and taking my dogs out)
But I think I'll take it for a paddle and decide then if I want it.
Is there a market for older white water fiberglass yaks?
  The few old 'glass WW kayaks I've seen
  Posted by: pikabike on Jun-13-12 7:50 PM (EST)
...were all being used as pond boats for fishermen or people interested in starting to kayak but not wanting to spend much $$$$ yet. They also loved the light weight of these boats. One guy had bought an old one that weighed (supposedly) only 17 lbs. All were bought el cheapo, like yours.
  a little more on HiPP.
  Posted by: mintjulep on Jun-13-12 7:57 PM (EST)
  I'd give you $50
  Posted by: Yanoer on Jun-13-12 9:45 PM (EST)
I have no idea where you live.
  Posted by: old_user on Jun-13-12 10:01 PM (EST)
Near CT and NY.
  Too far from IL
  Posted by: Yanoer on Jun-14-12 1:49 AM (EST)
  just have to find the right buyer
  Posted by: willowleaf on Jun-14-12 1:34 AM (EST)
I had one nearly that old, a homebuilt 22 lb fiberglass whitewater boat of similar style, also white with a molded seat and no foot pegs. I flogged it on Craigslist for $140 about 3 years ago, explaining that it was a classic vintage whitewater boat strictly for rapids and creeking and emphasizing the super lightness of it. Actually had 4 people come look at it but the first 3 guys were too big to fit in the cockpit. The 4th was a super skinny older hippie dude with a pony tail who was thrilled with the boat and paid me full price for it. I sorta lucked out in that there are a lot of old school whitewater guys around here.

So you never know.....


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