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  Royalex repairs
  Posted by: pblanc on Apr-16-13 6:30 AM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Apr-16-13 7:45 AM EST --

You can do pretty extensive repairs to Royalex boats with epoxy and cloth. And if you take the time you can fair the repair to quite closely approximate the original contour of the missing hull. A bigger concern would be whether the remainder of the hull is brittle.

Thirty two ounces of G Flex costs about $60. You don't need pumps. But I'm not at all sure that 32 ounces would be enough. Three yards of 6 oz/yd E 'glass cloth is around $15. So you might be looking at $135 there.

A couple of DIY cane seats from Ed's canoe would set one back about $50 (less shipping). Add $10 for a pint of Helmsman Spar Urethane for the wood, another $10 for a couple of cans of spray paint to cover the inside and outside of the repair, and another $20 or so for incidental expenses (sandpaper, masking tape, disposable gloves, foam brushes, etc).

So my estimate would be $150 to $210.

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