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    Default I got my dream canoe!

    Walked into REI today to buy something cheap with my small dividend (don't buy much there, overpriced). Well, right in the front entryway, what do I see but the canoe I've been wanting for forever; for about 60% off! A royalex old town Penobscot 16'. It was a retired rental they were offing, lotsa wear but it looks like its still seaworthy. Can't wait to take it float hunting!ImageUploadedByTapatalk1364089511.003616.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1364089526.275329.jpg


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    very nice

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    good for you

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    good trade (so to speak).

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    I have a few questions I'd like y'all to help me with. I have a couple dents or dings, whatever you want to call em. They go down pretty deep into the hull, down past the green and further. Does this need to be fixed and how?ImageUploadedByTapatalk1364089756.416960.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1364089783.937899.jpg

    Also, the skidplates(?) seem kinda furry, is that going to need refinishing and how would do it!
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    Thanks for the help y'all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gulo gulo View Post
    I have a few questions I'd like y'all to help me with. I have a couple dents or dings, whatever you want to call em. They go down pretty deep into the hull, down past the green and further. Does this need to be fixed and how?ImageUploadedByTapatalk1364089756.416960.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1364089783.937899.jpg

    Also, the skidplates(?) seem kinda furry, is that going to need refinishing and how would do it!
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1364089925.325813.jpg
    Thanks for the help y'all!
    i sold a kayak to guide in nh and he said that the only thing that will fix polyeurethane is the stuff they use to fix skis

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    Score! It's a beaut.

    Good on ya'.

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    Old Town sells a repair kit with the right materials. Royalex is a 5 layer thermoplastic. The center is floation foam, the second layer is a blue plastic, very strong but very susceptible to UV damage, the outer layers are a plastic resistant to UV deterioration but not as strong as the second layer. If you show blue it MUST be covered. In the field you can temporarily use duct tape until you do permanent repair. Keep it out of the sun until you can get those scrapes repaired.

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    Use some "Glove-it or Coat-it". Its the same thing river guides use on the bottoms of drift boats to keep from tearing them up.

    Very tough stuff. Easy to use too.
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    Congrats on the good find! I hope you're able to get those dents and scratches sorted out.

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