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Old 03-10-2006, 12:33 AM
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I have a 43 Scarab & my brother has 2 38 Scarabs 1 is a Miami Vice edition the other is an Exell they both have kevlar hulls. The exell is stamped kevlar under the serial number & the MV has the letters kv under the serail number. I talk to Donnie Wadek about once a month (he was head of Wellcraft's Scarab line & custom/race division. He told me that every kevlar hull will have kv or kevlar under the serail number. My 43 is glass.
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I have a 43 Scarab & my brother has 2 38 Scarabs 1 is a Miami Vice edition the other is an Exell they both have kevlar hulls. The exell is stamped kevlar under the serial number & the MV has the letters kv under the serail number. I talk to Donnie Wadek about once a month (he was head of Wellcraft's Scarab line & custom/race division. He told me that every kevlar hull will have kv or kevlar under the serail number. My 43 is glass.
no kv in serial num. thanks
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my 89 excell had a kevlar decal on the side just in front of the vent
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79 30 sacrab s type
Was anyone even making kevlar boats in 1979? I've never heard of an S type kevlar.
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Was anyone even making kevlar boats in 1979? I've never heard of an S type kevlar.
the previous owener thought it was kevlar.trying to find out for a friend
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Any chance you could post your findings here as I'm looking at a type S too.
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See my similar question:

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...ghlight=s-type

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The guy that bought my old Scarab says he has determined the hull is made of Kevlar. It didn't have KV in the HIN as I thought the Kevlar ones did. He says he took a sample to a company he works with that does alot of work with Kevlar and they say that's what it is.

Boat is a 30' Scarab S-Type (1984) with Kaama Drives. Did they make these in Kevlar? Could the company looking at the hull be mistaken?

Anyone know?
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Any chance you could post your findings here as I'm looking at a type S too.
I E-MAILED WELLCRAFT AND IAM WAITING FOR A REPLY
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got this back today from wellcraft No way to tell at this point if a particular boat back then was made with Kevlar. In '79' Kevlar was not offered as an option on the std order sheet.
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Thanks for you help.

I think the best way to find out is by survey so I will follow this root and hope the surveyor knows his stuff.
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