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condition: excellent
length overall (LOA): 18
make / manufacturer: REDFISH
model name / number: KING
propulsion type: human
year manufactured: 2006

CEDAR STRIP-BUILT KAYAK ~ THE REDFISH KING

18’ in length, 21” beam, 41 lbs

I built this kayak during the winter of 2005 and spring of 2006. It took 267 hours of build time mainly because the build was a staple-less build. The full length strips are dark & light western red cedar and Alaskan yellow cedar for accents with Honduran mahogany for the stem, stern, coaming and thigh braces. The entire kayak, inside and out is covered with 6oz. fiberglass, then 3 coats of epoxy on the exterior and 2 coats on the interior.

Due to lower back problems I can no longer kayak. I have meticulously maintained this kayak and it is kept indoors when not being used. It does have some negligible scuffs & scrapes from honest use but there are no structural issues at all. Front & rear bulkheads create 2 dry storage areas.

I am 6’ and weigh 180 lbs and for me it handles extremely well in rough seas, or in quartering or tailing winds with only a slight lean to maintain a steady course so weathercocking has never been an issue. Also, it rolls easily.

Go to: http://www.redfishkayak.com/company.htm for more information.

A comparable Wilderness System Tempest 18' is MSRP’d at $3029, REDFISH kits for this are at $1,695 and ones built by REDFISH starts at $8,000.

I am asking $2,800 for the kayak which will also include the following:

2 Greenland paddles (one is solid redwood the other is laminated ash & cedar and matches the kayak’s color scheme), 2 PFD’s, sprayskirt (new), kayak dolly, pump, VHF radio, dry top, spray jacket, wet boots, neoprene pants, dry bags, and Thule roof rack pads & cradles & straps, books on kayaking and various other items. Everything is maintained and in 100% usable condition.
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