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  canoe parts
  Posted by: old_user on Jun-17-13 7:56 PM (EST)
   Category: Canoes 

I picked up an older Coleman 16' (plastic) canoe and the aluminum keel tube is bent and cracked. do you have any suggestions for replacement parts for this boat. thanks

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  electrical conduit ........
  Posted by: pilotwingz on Jun-17-13 9:40 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Jun-17-13 9:42 PM EST --

...... thin walled pipe tube is what it is . Lightwiegt but reasonable bend resistence

Check Home Depot or Lowes or a local electrical supplier . Not very expensive !!

10' lengths should be the shortest available . 1" size is probably the smallest .

Pretty certain all of it will be zinc cadium plated for rust resistemce . Check for the connection fittings as well .

  Good idea. It might be possible to cut
  Posted by: ezwater on Jun-17-13 10:05 PM (EST)
out the bent portion of the keel tube, and slip a piece of that conduit tubing over the cut ends.

There is a chance that the conduit tube won't be stiff enough once installed. In that case, aluminum tubing is not hard to get, and a piece with inside diameter selected to slip over the cut ends of the original would do the job.
  When you've had all the fun you can
  Posted by: ezwater on Jun-17-13 10:06 PM (EST)
stand in that Coleman, it will make a good compost bin, and you can get a pricier canoe.


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