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P&H Original Cetus (HV): Old but Dependable ($1,000)

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Very dependable, red over white, 2007 P&H Cetus. Fiberglass. Equivalent to an HV but I don't believe P&H used the term "HV" then. Perfect for a medium or larger paddler who enjoys the ease of access of an ocean cockpit and plenty of leg room. Classic Cetus speed & stability along with quick turning for its size.

One owner. Washed with fresh water and stored in a garage after every paddle. The deck lines and bungees were replaced a couple of years ago. They are in great shape and look good. Has a professional keel strip with additional Keel Eazy strip on the bow. Probably could use a short one at the stern (included with purchase). All hatches are waterproof except the smallest one in front of the cockpit. This seems endemic for this design.

Plenty of scratches and dings.

Some boats from this first production run had problems with the skeg box. As directed by P&H, two small zip ties were added and the skeg has never failed.

Original receipt ($3,000) is available as is the P&H "Care of your kayak" with registration number.

Old spray skirt included.

Garaged in Winchester, MA. Lakes and river close by for test paddle.

Al Coons

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Review: https://paddlingmag.com/boats/p-h-cetus-kayak-boat-review/

Specifications: Length: 17’10”          

Width: 21.5”
Depth: 12.2”
Cockpit: 34.25” × 20”, 100 U.S. gal
Weight: 64 lbs (fiberglass/Diolin)








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Hi Al,

Nice boat and a good price, but to sell it faster, you might want to change the cockpit from 'Ocean", which implies a round cockpit which you see on older boats and can take some skill to wet exit, to "Keyhole".

Hope all is well.

Deb M

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needed better explanation about cockpit
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Good point Deb. I guess it really is a keyhole but I always think of it as Ocean cockpit since it is so large it does not feel like a Keyhole unlike the used Cetus MV that replaced this boat.



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