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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:30 pm 
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I have a fellow with a Feathercraft Klondike kayak that he wants to trade with me. I was trying to determine what year it was made. Any help would be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:25 pm 
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It's on the stern deck near the rudder mount.

From the Feathercraft website :
Here is how the serial number “mostly” works…
– The last three digits (example: 404) means it was built in 2004.
– Models prior to 1998, may only have the year of manufacture listed as two digits at the end of the serial number (example: 96). This number would be written on a tag sewn to the underside of the deck, at the stern of the cockpit.
– After the year 2000, the serial number seemed to go through some aberrations for a couple of years. The last three digits were sometimes something like this: 200. This would mean it was a welded skin, made in the year 2000.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:09 pm 
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Thank you very much. I hope the owner can find it. I think age means a lot when trying to put a price on one of these.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:08 am 
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Welcome to the forum! Good luck with the Klondike, it is quite a lot of boat. In terms of the value of the kayak I would not be so concerned about age as the Klondike was only made for about 10 years and the only change during its production was a switch to the more modern fiberglass combing design. Otherwise everything is the same for all production years. So condition is the more important factor, imo. Look for wear in the fittings, especially in the ribs that attach at the very front and rear of the cockpit and, most important, look for any wear on the skin as that will be impossible to replace. Know that while the boat is virtually a bullet-proof beast it is also very rare, irreplaceable, and unsupported as the company is out of business. I am not trying to discourage you, just trying to be of help.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:06 pm 
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Thanks lord High. Lots of useful information here.


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