Dagger meridian Kevlar
Posted by: Lori on Nov-17-13 7:01 PM (EST) Category: unassigned
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Please help me with an asking price for my Dad's dagger meridian Kevlar. He bought it new when it came out in 97 ( a 98 model I think) I have the original receipt, he was new to kayaking but always bought the best of everything. He paddled it out to Deer Island from Biloxi twice and then practiced in the pool with it a few times. With a fear that it would turn over and him not being able to get it straight, he never used it again. It has been hanging from the ceiling in his garage ever since. It is in perfect condition and has accessories that totaled $500. Thank you
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Posted by: LeeG on Nov-17-13 7:40 PM (EST)
closer to $2k|
Posted by: Peter-CA on Nov-17-13 8:23 PM (EST)
Who was doing composite layup |
Posted by: ezwater on Nov-17-13 9:51 PM (EST)
for Dagger in '97? If it was made at the old Dagger factory in east central Tennessee, then the work may be very, very good. Andy Bridge, a maker of excellent slalom and downriver racing boats (vacuum bagged S-glass over Kevlar) was at that time the head honcho at Dagger. Gave me the plant tour and let me paddle his personal c-1.
Dagger meridian kayak|
Posted by: Lori on Nov-18-13 8:11 AM (EST)
Is there a way to find that out? I think it was the first year that model was made. Thanks for your help!
Posted by: pblanc on Nov-18-13 4:56 PM (EST)
The Meridian first appeared in the Dagger catalog in 1996 (it does not appear in the 1995 catalog). At that time, Dagger was marketing some world class slalom racing kayaks which were manufactured by the Dagger Composites division of Dagger Canoe. The description of the Meridian that appears in the 1996 catalog was written by Crandall Caughman, who is identified as "composites fabricator".
Yeah, I have one, the first-out-of-the-|
Posted by: ezwater on Nov-18-13 5:50 PM (EST)
-mold Dagger Zealot c-1. Bought it from one of our '96 Olympic paddlers, Adam Clawson. Unusual layup, S-glass outside and carbon inside. Extremely stiff boat. Haven't broken it yet, only chips in the S-glass.
Posted by: Lori on Nov-18-13 7:49 PM (EST)
Thank you so much for the information. I need to get it down and see what all accessories it has with it. I think I'll sell it in the spring when the weather is awesome here. I appreciate everyone's opinion.
Around here it's a buyers market|
Posted by: LeeG on Nov-18-13 10:07 AM (EST)
I agree in comparison to a new Kevlar kayak $2000 is reasonable for a kayak in production and would be a possible asking price ten years ago but new sales have pretty much fallen off a cliff with similar affect on used sales. A friend just sold his 14yr old Kevlar Arluk III that was in excellent shape for $700.
Lee, if you get it for $750...|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Nov-18-13 3:47 PM (EST)
...I'll take it off your hands for $800!
The Meridian made me mad|
Posted by: LeeG on Nov-18-13 10:55 PM (EST)
and I coveted it.
Posted by: slushpaddler on Nov-19-13 9:08 AM (EST)
Hopefully you didn't have to repeat the whole thing again!
Posted by: tmikels on Nov-17-13 8:29 PM (EST)
I've seen a few fiberglass models going on Craigs list for $1,000.00
Posted by: jesse59 on Nov-18-13 10:41 AM (EST)
I think $1,000 is a good price to ask for the whole kit; boat and accessories. Someone should jump at that, but be willing to get talked down a little on the price.