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and the last two digits are the year of manufacture. The problem is that for such an old boat the year of manufacture won't tell you anything about the condition. If it was stored out of the sun all that time, for skirt and paddle it could be a very good deal. If the skirt is as old as the kayak in neoprene or coated nylon it might need replacing as the waterproof coating is gone or the neoprene is cracking apart.
Sorry, it would take looking at it to render a worthwhile judgement.
I'd suggest starting with determining whether the neoprene cover under the hard hatch is good, if it isn't then you're going to spend another $50 or so replacing it. Go ahead and take it off and put it on. Ditto the skirt. If it all works I'd get it. Oh,yeah, you need a float bag forward, a BIG one if it doesn't have one. If it has a little one replace it with one that FILLS the space forward of the footpegs. You should be able to get one or two from www.marinerkayaks.com. I'd get two and double them one on top of the other.
If those things don't work you're looking at spending another $100-$200 (neoprene hatch cover, float bag, skirt)or so and might offer 375, what's the paddle?. The hatch cover and float bags are important, you don't want to go paddling without them. In this price range you aren't going to find near new boats at 1/3 wholesale price. You're going to find very beat old boats. From the photo this kayak doesn't look beat.
Check the stern, if it was dragged forever on concrete the stern would be worn down over 1/2", are the footpegs on the rails? sometimes old boats have the footpegs popped off and lost.
If it was sitting in the shady side of the garage for ten years I'd still get it and be prepared to do some repairs.