Help with Old Town Kayak please
Posted by: tvdirector on Oct-22-13 10:12 PM (EST) Category: unassigned
Looking to purchase (2) Old Town Cayuga's that have barely touched the water from a guy in the mountains of NC that stopped me when he saw my boats on my rack.
He took these as a trade - I have been researching on this forum, and discovered that Sunrise
– Serial # XTC25201L506, Oven 9, Model # CAY146 S TEQ1 POL BKS AS
would mean a June of 2006 boat. Would this be the POLYLINK3 era of manufacturing? If so then I buy these 2 at 900.00 :) If not, I probably will not.
Thanks in advance!
Classic Freestanding Rack
Kayak Motor Kit
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Posted by: jonsprag1 on Oct-23-13 8:42 PM (EST)
your best bet is to contact the Old Town company directly---I'm sure they would be happy to tell you
One consideration. If you subject |
Posted by: ezwater on Oct-23-13 11:40 PM (EST)
the Cayugas to hard use, holes in single layer poly would be easier to hot weld than holes in the 3 layer stuff.
I have an Old Town 2006 brochure|
Posted by: shirlann on Oct-24-13 11:24 AM (EST)
and the material is noted as "Variable Layer Polyethylene". 2007 catalog also notes the same material for the Cayuga, but for an Adventure XL PolyLink3 was used
That's probably the easy indicator|
Posted by: capefear on Oct-24-13 11:46 AM (EST)
My polylink 3 Old Towne has the tan interior along with a forest green exterior. So if all polylink 3 was made that way? If it has a different colored interior, you know it wasn't single layer.
Photos in the literature show both|
Posted by: shirlann on Oct-31-13 7:13 PM (EST)
types as being 'tri' layers, but it appears that the Polylink3 was thicker in some areas as opposed to the multi-vinyl in others. FWIW, our boats have a label saying Polylink3.
Posted by: WaterBird on Oct-25-13 11:32 PM (EST)
Just ask the guy what color the interior is. Polylink is beige inside, as others have said. The exterior is shinier than regular rotomolded plastic, with little black flecks in it.
There's more to look at.|
Posted by: magooch on Oct-26-13 11:29 AM (EST)
No matter whether the boats are single layer, or foam cored, you need to check the keel line to be sure the boat is straight. If the boats are straight and haven't been run hard and put away wet, they should certainly be worth the money, no matter which way they are built. The Cayuga might be a little different than what you are used to--in that they are pretty good trackers and might at first be a little reluctant to turn. A bow rudder technique can fix that. If the boats have rudders, they might be handy at times, but like I said, the Cayugas do pretty well without them.
No rudder needed|
Posted by: WaterBird on Oct-28-13 11:01 PM (EST)
I almost never used the rudder on my Cayuga 146. It did a good lean turn.