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Old 04-11-2016   #1
Boise, Idaho
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Identify this Riken?

I have owned this old Riken for 4 years, and it has been a great boat. I have recently fallen for a pretty little R2 though, and I am planning on selling it. I have not been able to find much info or many pictures of Rikens, and my boat doesn't look like any I have seen pics of. Does anyone out there know anything about this model? Any insight would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
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Old 04-11-2016   #2
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Never seen one like that. It looks like the love child of two different Rikens. I have seen ones with the skirt on both ends ( forget the name right now, it might just be the littlest pioneer) but never just on one end. It looks like something they made as a paddleboat. Rounded stern like a dodger for the guide and a pointed bow for cutting waves and splashing custies. It has the same design properties of an Aire E series. Sorry I cant offer more.
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Old 04-11-2016   #3
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most folks interested in buying will be more concerned with the condition of the actual boat now, than any historical model information you might dig up.
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Pretty sure that's a Mohawk from the mid to late 80s.
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Old 04-11-2016   #5
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The Mohawks that I knew were tapered at both ends, with the pillows. I haven't seen one like this. What's the serial number plate have on it? Any other markings anywhere?
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Old 04-11-2016   #6
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So my boss has owned several Rikens from this era and said this is a Riken Dodger. I have a 14' Mohawk and it is tapered on both ends.
That's just like...your opinion man
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