Replacing Rudder Cables and Hoses - Necky Arluk 1.9

I will give that a try and compare results.

Thank you,

It would probably be easy enough to stand on the scale yourself and hold the boat by the cockpit or balance it on you shoulder and have someone else read the scale. Then subtract your weight. Regardless of the layup, it will weigh less than 60 lbs.

The brochure has an error. The Arluk 1.9 does not have a rockered hull. The is Lookshaw is similar and does have a rockered hull. Don’t know about the 1.8. I think that boat had an ocean cockpit. Not many of those were sold.


I will give that a try. I have carried it that way a few times.

I am a little surprised that I can’t find any old Necky catalogs or brochures on the internet.

I’ve had that issue w/ finding Necky literature as well. Seems like when Old Town bought them they just trashed everything? I have digital versions of catalogs for the other yaks but not the Necky.

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Check out the WayBack Machine internet archives for info from old websites []
It can be a little clunky and slow, but then again we’re talking billions of pages captured and archived. Also, it seems to work better in Chrome than in Firefox.
Here’s a Necky capture from 3/12/16.


2016 is just a year before Johnson Outdoors discontinued the Necky line altogether and long after the stopped making composite Necky kayaks. At that time they were only making rotomolded Necky kayaks, mostly rec and play boats. The Arluks were discontinued about 2003, 13 years before this catalogue.

1999 Necky Catalogue

They call the hull of the Arluk 1.9 rockered but it’s not really visible to me. The Lookshaw is very rockered. Strangely, my boat never had a serial number and there is none noted on the bill of sale, although they started to write one down. Just has Serial Number and then a blank.

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Wayback Machine archives go back to 2001 for though functionality is limited for some of the older captures.

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I weighed my kayak. 55 lbs which agrees with the number in the brochure. So, my Arluk 1.9 is the standard fiberglass.

Thanks for posting the brochure. Haha - I was starting to wonder if Necky was just some guy making kayaks in his garage.

Interesting that you don’t have a hull number. You can see the last few digits of my hull number next to the rudder in the photo above. If I understand correctly, the D997 stands for manufactured November 1999 and 1997 model year. The first 3 characters which you can’t see are QNK which was Necky’s manufacturing code.

This WayBack machine is interesting. I will make use of this. Thanks!