Look very carefully at the skin first. Is the rubber smooth or cracked? Cracked rubber would make it a pass. How about the deck, any cuts, abrasions, or rot? If the skin is OK look at the frame. Broken pieces can be replaced. Any wood rot? Any sign of abuse? Take it for a paddle. If it paddles well then have no fear.
If the boat is in good shape, and there is no reason why it wouldn't be if stored and handled properly, there is no reason to be concerned simply because of age. These boats are extremely durable.
Recreational Kayak Paddle
Touring Kayak Paddles
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