Posted by: njsurfboat on Jun-24-13 9:20 PM (EST) Category: unassigned
Just bought a Mad River Slipper. It has a 1996 HIN, beige gelcoat and a fine textured weave interior. wood trim. Weighs 49.5 pounds. Obviously not kevlar, I assume its fiberglass, but can I rule out the dreaded carbonlight?
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The texture suggests FG. |
Posted by: ezwater on Jun-24-13 9:49 PM (EST)
MR used to do very good FG, thin, flexible, but stiff enough to hold the hull in shape.
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Jun-25-13 9:45 AM (EST)
...admired the sleek looks of one once at a dealer, but I too "Would need a Slipper for each foot." Thanks for the early morning chuckle!
Not carbon lite.|
Posted by: Yanoer on Jun-24-13 9:58 PM (EST)
Carbon lite is very smooth & slick, similar to royal ex, but harder finish.
Posted by: njsurfboat on Jun-24-13 10:52 PM (EST)
Thought so but the weights are so close that I had a doubt. funny, the seller bought the boat 8 years ago directly at MR, its marked demo inside. he was told by them it was Kevlar but they also didnt tell him the boat was 8 years old at the time. I knew the boat was too heavy to be kevlar, and have never seen a production kevlar boat not marked Kevlar 49."
What's the serial number (HIN)|
Posted by: openboater on Jun-25-13 7:41 AM (EST)
That will tell us everything.
Posted by: Mattt on Jun-25-13 8:47 AM (EST)
"the seller bought the boat 8 years ago directly at MR, its marked demo inside. he was told by them it was Kevlar but they also didnt tell him the boat was 8 years old at the time"
Posted by: njsurfboat on Jun-25-13 9:42 AM (EST)
I had noticed they introduced the carbonite that year, but it seems it had a tractor seat and aluminum trim.
Interesting - the Slipper is not listed |
Posted by: headwinds on Jun-25-13 7:28 PM (EST)
in the 1997 MR catalog. The 1998 catalog announces "the Slipper....returns as the first-ever canoe built of Carbonlite 2000." By the 1999 catalog it has disappeared again.