Discussion in 'WCP Buy & Sell' started by Lyn Hulbert, Mar 22, 2018.
Not to criticize the handiwork of someone who wanted to troll with it, but my first question is, can it be made “stock” again?
Yes, it can be used with or without the motor.
Years ago, I did a day paddle with a guy who had installed a trolling motor setup similar to this one, but on the bow of a single. Man! That boat could really move! He towed two of us at 2 knots, and was not at full power. His, once deployed from the cockpit, required assistance from another boat to bring his motor back up.
This installation looks to be very well done.
Are you still interested? Any other questions?
What's the serial number?
Why do you want to know serial number?
It tells me the year.
Ok. If you would like to call me 604 542 1447, gladly share it with you.
With reputable builders who keep records, the serial number can be used to find details about the build that the current boat owner may not know. Things like the layup (standard, lightweight, heavy/surf, etc.) and the gelcoat colours (most hulls are not white but some variant on light grey or 'cream' colour) should be in the factory database.
The Hull Identification Number code will reveal the serial number and month and year of manufacture.
And, this information also can be used to check the stolen kayak database.
So there is nothing unusual or suspicious about a buyer request for a Hull Identification Number or serial number, in my opinion. I often request that information when I'm thinking about buying a kayak.
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