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Custom built? Someone sunk a lot of |
Posted by: ezwater on Nov-04-13 1:27 PM (EST)
time and money into the mold. Looks like a commercial effort, but perhaps for relatively small production runs. The "custom built" might have to do with the particular layup or minor fitting details.
maybe current designs|
Posted by: nickjc on Nov-04-13 2:45 PM (EST)
They love that 3 straps across the hatch cover style.
Posted by: carldelo on Nov-04-13 3:28 PM (EST)
Looks a little too crappy to be Current Designs - they tend to use higher-quality hardware. It does look like a CD design, however, maybe a knockoff by another company.
Posted by: mintjulep on Nov-04-13 3:23 PM (EST)
The "built in Washington state" suggests NC Kayaks
Hmmmm. I would have thought they were|
Posted by: ezwater on Nov-04-13 5:56 PM (EST)
in North Carolina.
I Think It's|
Posted by: c-runner on Nov-04-13 7:28 PM (EST)
Probably a Necky Arluk.
Dimensions would help|
Posted by: BNystrom on Nov-05-13 7:21 AM (EST)
Knowing the length, beam width, depth and cockpit length/width would help tremendously in identifying it.
The More I Look...|
Posted by: c-runner on Nov-05-13 10:28 AM (EST)
at that distinctive bow, the more convinced I am that it is indeed a Necky Arluk (or a very well-executed copy).
Not an Arluk and not |
Posted by: Seadddict on Nov-05-13 11:51 AM (EST)
an accurate copy of an Arluk, whatever it is. Stern design is wrong, rudder wrong, hatch covers wrong, rudder haul line wrong, etc.
Posted by: carldelo on Nov-05-13 12:21 PM (EST)
hatch covers, rudders and lines aren't what make a boat, it's the hull. It may be a copy of an Arluk with a modified stern - the differences in the rest of the items are not relevant to the hull shape.
looks like Arluk to me|
Posted by: alpalmer on Dec-11-13 9:21 PM (EST)
whether it is a good or bad knockoff doesn't matter
Posted by: davejjj on Nov-05-13 2:32 PM (EST)
I will try to get some measurements. Thanks.
Posted by: davejjj on Dec-01-13 12:37 AM (EST)
The owner has not been able to find a hull id number, but finally took some measurements:
Posted by: michaelcrouse on Nov-05-13 9:50 PM (EST)
I'm guessing its a northwest, the bow isn't platypus enough and the toggle isn't a foot back so it isn't a Necky. The hatches and cockpit look like a northwest kayak. They also had a recessed slot for the rudder when it wasn't deployed, it's hard to tell but since the rudder is up I'm guessing this one has a slot for it. The hatch straps don't look like the one NW used, they were a metal lever/latch thing.They are still in business so you can compare models.
No one has mentioned hull I.D. # yet|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Nov-05-13 10:18 PM (EST)
Posted by: Canuka on Nov-06-13 9:14 AM (EST)
The serial number should near the stern or bow and begins with three letters. That is the manufacturer's code, per Coast Guard regs. Although if it is a very old boat, it may not have that. I can't remember what year that coding went into effect.
hull id numbers|
Posted by: thegoose on Nov-06-13 9:28 AM (EST)
Go to this link|
Posted by: Canuka on Nov-06-13 4:49 PM (EST)