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Just picked up the Mad River Heritage 16 (Duck Hunter). I have borrowed canoes for the last 5 years and finally I got one of my own.
The gunnels have been replaced with red oak. I am wanting to sand and seal them up again before getting out on the water. What do you all recommend as far as the sanding and sealing process goes?
Secondly, there is a worn spot in the stern about 3 inches long and an inch wide that is down to a second layer of I'm not sure what. It is a lighter green shade. I would also like to patch/seal this before getting into any dragging. Any recommendations?
This is a great site I have been searching for the last few months so thanks in advance for the insight!
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That light green shade is the outer|
Posted by: ezwater on May-28-13 9:25 PM (EST)
ABS structural layer. It's sensitive to UV, which is why Royalex is skinned with vinyl, a plastic that stands up to UV pretty well.
Posted by: WEDMAN on May-29-13 7:46 PM (EST)
Ok. Looks like I will be picking up a rattle can for the hull.
You could use a wipe on varnish ...|
Posted by: Glenn_MacGrady on May-29-13 9:26 PM (EST)
... as a temporary protectant for a short period. It dries very quickly. You would have time for a few coats. Then, later when you have more time, you could put on several coats of a full varnish.
Posted by: WEDMAN on Jun-03-13 7:21 PM (EST)
Thanks for the help. Putting her in the water Friday for the first time should be a blast. Hope the smallmouth are hungry.