Rated "BCS" for Boring Canoe Stuff.
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You're suggesting we take this on? |
Posted by: ezwater on Apr-27-13 12:09 AM (EST)
Looks fixable if the woodwork isn't trash. I can't see from the video where it need skid plates. I hate skid plates anyway. You think the Royalex might be brittle?
Definitely doing the work.|
Posted by: openboater on Apr-27-13 6:05 AM (EST)
Gotta put skids on as it's worn well into the ABS. The one end I showed is bad in that the ABS has cracked/split because of high wear. Had to seal it up with my secret mix prior to putting the skids on. Gonna re rail it first, do skids last.
I layer bias cut glass cloth for skid |
Posted by: ezwater on Apr-28-13 12:11 AM (EST)
plates. But if an end is split, I might mix in some Kevlar. Cloth skid plates sit pretty low, and are easier to patch than Kevlar felt.
I'm sticking with KV felt.|
Posted by: openboater on Apr-28-13 5:38 AM (EST)
I have a roll of Kevlar felt. Custom cut all skid. Patching/fixing KV felt is never a problem. KV cloth won't do anything for the use this canoe is going to get.
Posted by: wetzool on Apr-27-13 8:51 AM (EST)
It's an Explorer.|
Posted by: openboater on Apr-27-13 10:02 AM (EST)
HIN in undetectable on exterior and all that's is written on the inside is the 4 digit sheet number.
I think the Royalex Explorer is shorter|
Posted by: ezwater on Apr-28-13 2:52 PM (EST)
at the waterline than the Kevlar version.
KV Explorer is 16'4", RX is 16'2" (NM)|
Posted by: openboater on Apr-28-13 3:55 PM (EST)