Thermoform kayak hull distortion
Posted by: old_user on May-20-09 11:38 PM (EST) Category: Kayaks
One question. Do thermoform kayak hulls suffer distortion if the kayak is not stored properly?
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Posted by: pblanc on May-21-09 7:25 AM (EST)
Plastic thermomolded hulls can suffer deformation if stored on narrow bars, especially in warm conditions. They frequently suffer some damage if strapped tightly down on racks in hot sun.
Posted by: old_user on May-21-09 7:43 AM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on May-21-09 11:11 AM (EST)
Own a Hurricane Tampico 135S in Trylon and it has been stored outside for almost 3 years.
Posted by: emanoh on May-21-09 1:40 PM (EST)
After three years, my eddyline is straight and true, but I store it properly and indoors. I believe in the thermoform product.
Posted by: pblanc on May-21-09 1:57 PM (EST)
I did confuse thermoformed construction with rotomolded construction. However, Royalex canoes consist of ABS which is thermoformed in a mold, a construction process which sounds very similar. Royalex conoes will deform a bit with improper storage, so I wonder if the same wouldn't apply to themoformed ABS kayaks.
different kinds of t-formed plastic|
Posted by: old_user on May-21-09 10:45 PM (EST)
Posted by: pblanc on May-22-09 9:59 AM (EST)
your timing on this discussion was GREAT|
Posted by: old_user on May-22-09 8:01 AM (EST)
My husband, who is building me a boat storage building just walked by.
Posted by: old_user on May-22-09 8:56 AM (EST)
shouldn't he be doing that anyway '-)