Can I repair this Canoe?!
Posted by: Huckleberry on Apr-15-13 1:50 PM (EST) Category: Canoes
This Dagger Legend Canoe is being given away for free... I wouldn't mind having an extra old beat up canoe for when friends visit and would like to try repairing it if its possible and would cost about $50 or less. It looks pretty bad. Any advice? Thanks!
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Posted by: dlf1910 on Apr-15-13 2:01 PM (EST)
Good boat, for the price|
Posted by: booztalkin on Apr-15-13 3:04 PM (EST)
You can't beat the price. The bright work (wood) is in awful shape, but aside from that, what's wrong with the boat?
Posted by: dlf1910 on Apr-15-13 3:17 PM (EST)
Did ya see photo #3? Looks like a shark bit a 2 sq. ft. hole in the side.
This is a DougD special!|
Posted by: booztalkin on Apr-15-13 4:44 PM (EST)
Oopsie... didn't notice those other pictures. Free is the right price, but I'm not sure it is worth it!
I'd pay $50 for it|
Posted by: clarion on Apr-15-13 3:27 PM (EST)
Anyone coming to Pittsburgh?
Posted by: alistair on Apr-15-13 3:59 PM (EST)
You can do anything with duct tape.
Posted by: dougd on Apr-15-13 4:23 PM (EST)
If you are as stubborn as stupid as I am. Dynel cloth, resin, and time and it can be done, I've come pretty close to doing just that fix! But, I'd offer no more than 25$ cause it would cost more to haul to the junkyard.
I see gunnels ...|
Posted by: clarion on Apr-15-13 4:43 PM (EST)
that's what I was wondering|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Apr-15-13 9:56 PM (EST)
Some salvagable woodwork there.
If I had nothing better to do|
Posted by: jackl on Apr-15-13 6:47 PM (EST)
and wanted a canoe real bad, I would grab it.
The cost of cloth and epoxy alone |
Posted by: ezwater on Apr-15-13 8:43 PM (EST)
would be at least $100. It would tax my ability to do good repairs to that hole in the chine.
Posted by: LeeG on Apr-15-13 9:07 PM (EST)
You're in a scene of Survivor and you had to fix it!
I would skin a few of the other|
Posted by: ezwater on Apr-15-13 9:49 PM (EST)
survivors and stretch the skins over the hole, on the outside.
Posted by: slushpaddler on Apr-15-13 9:55 PM (EST)
If you have to ask....|
Posted by: LeeG on Apr-15-13 9:05 PM (EST)
For free it's a learning experience in fiberglass repair.
just my guess|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Apr-15-13 9:57 PM (EST)
...but if you're learning, I'm thinking a few more hours.
I would agree with Lee|
Posted by: roanguy on Apr-16-13 8:30 AM (EST)
no you can't get away with bucks ....|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Apr-15-13 11:01 PM (EST)
Posted by: hodtay on Apr-15-13 11:33 PM (EST)
Would you attempt to repair Royalex with glass fabric and resin?
Posted by: pblanc on Apr-16-13 6:30 AM (EST)
A roll of Gorilla tape!|
Posted by: LeeG on Apr-16-13 10:21 AM (EST)
...and that spray-on waterproofing!|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Apr-16-13 10:46 AM (EST)
maybe just cut in a screen door and spray it, like the guy in that ad did!
Posted by: Huckleberry on Apr-16-13 10:58 AM (EST)
Thanks for all the advice and creative ideas! Unfortunately, I got a response late last night and it had already been taken.
Now that the dust has settled..........|
Posted by: thebob.com on Apr-16-13 5:28 PM (EST)