I recently acquired a like new Epic Indurance 18 carbon fiber kayak and there was no serial number to be found any where on the boat.
Yesterday I started to change out the straps that hold down the hatch compartment covers to ones with a “fastek” buckle and in order to see the nuts on the underside of the deck had to use a hand held mirror.
Much to my amazement , there right beside the nut was the serial number. The hatch opening is too small to get your head in so with out the handheld mirror it would be impossible to see, and using the mirror the numbers and letters were up side down, so we ended up using a cell phone to take a picture of it.
Now I would like to inscribe the number on the rear right in accordance with USCG specs. and am thinking of using a Dremel, but not sure if that will screw up the gel coat? - any suggestions or comments on that ?