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chesapeakes
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11/22/2011 07:05PM
Just got my new to me Bell Merlin II home. Planning on paddling over the holiday.
The seller didn't know what year it was made. Is there a way to find out how old it is with the serial number on the name plate? I'm so excited, I got a Bell.
 
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Sierra1
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11/22/2011 07:23PM
I also have a Bell (Rockstar) and love it. If you look at the serial number i believe the first two digits are the year of manufacture. hopefully someone out there can verify this. Have fun and stay safe...
 
SunCatcher
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11/22/2011 07:32PM
It is the LAST 2 numbers for sure!
I looked at my two registration's and that is what it is!
The LAST TWO numbers, is the Year.
Congratulation's!!!! You must be happier then a "Pig in Slop"
Something else to be Thankful for is a "New Boat" :)

SunCatcher
 
J-Stroke
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11/22/2011 07:38PM
more info on bell serial numbers

Congrats... Jealous ;>)
 
11/22/2011 08:33PM
Congratulations to you! I would love to get a Bell NorthShore. I am hoping to in a year or two.
Enjoy your "new"craft!
 
AndySG
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11/24/2011 09:26AM
Very nice Chessie!!!!!! Be sure to post some photos of your new baby. Cograts and don't forget to update your profile accordingly.
 
chesapeakes
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11/24/2011 04:47PM
quote AndySG: "Very nice Chessie!!!!!! Be sure to post some photos of your new baby. Cograts and don't forget to update your profile accordingly."
I have pics on my iPad that I need to sync to my dinosaur of a computer. Will update profile. I have a Bell! Yes. It's not even Christmas.
 
mooseplums
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11/24/2011 07:54PM
Congrats you'll love it!
 
11/24/2011 10:29PM
Congrats on your new canoe and a very nice one it is!
 
BWPaddler
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11/26/2011 11:17PM
Congratulations!! Enjoy and post those pics when you can.
 
Merganser
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11/27/2011 07:29AM
Congrats on your new ride. I have a Merlin II and its a fantastic solo tripper. It a little tender but the secondary stability is very good so don't let that spook you. I raised the seat on mine so I could kneel, which I prefer and which this hull is well suited for. I'm sure you will be very pleased.
 
CharlieWilson
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11/27/2011 08:56AM
Of some note for those saddened by the lack of availability of Merlin !!, DY's ninth Solo Tripper, is the arrival of his 10th, the Keewaydin 15 from Swift.

A little wider and more stable, a little more maneuverable, softened shoulders but significant, 2" side, tumblehome, and 26 lbs in the top drawer laminate.
 
11/27/2011 09:10AM
quote CharlieWilson: "Of some note for those saddened by the lack of availability of Merlin !!, DY's ninth Solo Tripper, is the arrival of his 10th, the Keewaydin 15 from Swift.


A little wider and more stable, a little more maneuverable, softened shoulders but significant, 2" side, tumblehome, and 26 lbs in the top drawer laminate.
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Welcome to the board Charlie.
 
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