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Old 09-13-2017   #1
 
Placerville, California
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Riken Nez Perce?

I might be able to purchase a Riken Nez Perce. I remember from my guiding days in the late 80s the Rikens were nice boats. Haven't seen the boat yet, but could it still be in good shape? Anyone know how long they made these? Not sure how old the boat is. Any info would be helpful. Thanks.

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Old 09-14-2017   #2
 
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Check the serial #. The last 2 #s are usually the year of manufacture. When you check the boat out, take a squirt bottle and soap and check for leaks. Look especially along seams. The seams on boats that old start to deteriorate. If you have time, check the whole boat. Depending on price and your needs, you might get a nice boat. Expect to do some patching though. Good luck.
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I have seen many 90's Riken's (even 80's Campways) in amazing shape . The hypalon holds up well. Out here in Oregon there are still Riken's everywhere thanks to Andy and Bax. Hopefully, it works out.
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If it's in good shape the nez perce was my favorite boat to row, tracks great an super fun in big water. Good luck


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Late 80s early 90s


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