What is this Nova Craft? Worth?
Posted by: wyomingben on Oct-26-12 8:47 PM (EST) Category: unassigned
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Whatever you are willing to pay for it|
Posted by: goobs on Oct-27-12 12:05 AM (EST)
Posted by: papav on Oct-27-12 8:49 AM (EST)
The boat looks like a 16' Prospector. Probably in fiberglass lay-up. I have owned one for about 25 years. It is a great boat. If you can buy it for the right price you wont be dissappointed! I am in the same town as the Nova Craft Company and can tell you that around here, a boat like this in good condition would go for $750.00 - $1000.00, even as high as $1200.00 in kevlar, Keep in mind that this is based on this market area in Canadian $.......Good luck.
it looks like Royalex to me|
Posted by: kayamedic on Oct-27-12 8:54 AM (EST)
Fiberglass or Kevlar have mat patterns inside from the fabric.
Looks like Royalex to me|
Posted by: guideboatguy on Oct-27-12 9:05 AM (EST)
I see some slight creases near the "left end" of the boat in that middle photo, which is something pretty common with Royalex, and the nature of the "gloss" on the shot showing the inside really looks more like Royalex too.
Posted by: papav on Oct-27-12 10:25 AM (EST)
Don't believe I ever saw a Royalex Nova Craft in the sand colour. I am betting on f.r.p..
Posted by: guideboatguy on Oct-27-12 10:35 AM (EST)
Posted by: tktoo on Oct-27-12 11:00 AM (EST)
Posted by: papav on Oct-27-12 12:59 PM (EST)
Nove Craft had a wood gunwale system where the outwale ovelapped the inwale. Not the most pleasing to the eye but easy to build. The ripples you see at the ends are where the floation chambers are bonded to the inside of the hull. It caused minor distortion. This condtion is typical in the older lay-ups and does not comprimise the integrity at all, that is it is in all likelyhood not delaminating in these areas.
Color, or colour?|
Posted by: goobs on Oct-27-12 1:01 PM (EST)
Posted by: wyomingben on Oct-27-12 9:33 PM (EST)
I finally got ahold of the guy selling it. He said it was made of Kevlar and that he had already sold it for $500.
Posted by: papav on Oct-28-12 11:01 AM (EST)
Sweet deal! I wouldn't even let my fiberglass copy go that cheap. In Canada it is colour. Happy paddling.