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  Source for footbrace
  Posted by: davbart on Jun-20-13 2:50 PM (EST)
   Category: Canoes 

I just purchased a great condition used Clipper Tripper. The only thing it is missing the bar for the foot brace. Where can I find a replacement?

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  Posted by: clarion on Jun-20-13 3:11 PM (EST)
That's where I always got mine. Specify composite so you get the correct rivets.
  If the boat has exposed ribs.
  Posted by: jackl on Jun-20-13 6:48 PM (EST)
Don't get Wenonah's foot brace.
I just this morning, finished installing a Wenonah foot brace after much anguish. If their track ends don't match up with the exposed braces you are in for a lot of do it yourself engineering.
The boat I was putting the foot brace on was a Wenonah Jensen 17, and they told me it would fit.
It didn't !!
If anyone wants a detailed explanation I'll gladly give you the details.

I built my own for my old Jensen 17, and had it done in no time. Should have done it for this one too.

Jack L

  You drill new holes in the metal
  Posted by: Yanoer on Jun-20-13 7:06 PM (EST)
reinforced plate in the rib, rather than trying to re-use the same hole that the old brace track was in.

I learned the hard way and drilled and ground new holes in the sliding rail, rather than drilling new holes in the metal plate in the rib when I replaced the old type rails with holes in them with the new type rail for the sliding brace.
  Impossible to do in this case
  Posted by: jackl on Jun-21-13 10:07 AM (EST)
The foot brace tracks needed to bridge one lone rib, that is right in the middle of where the tracks go.
Take a look at my other post where I mentioned using wood blocks.
I would have been delighted to do what you suggest, but the tracks and ribs were just not compatable with each other.

Jack L
  Posted by: Yanoer on Jun-21-13 1:42 PM (EST)
  I'd like the details of your install
  Posted by: PrinceVariant on Jun-21-13 1:16 PM (EST)
I have an older Jensen 18 with a foam rib that the foot brace rails would need to span.
  Check with Clipper.
  Posted by: Yanoer on Jun-20-13 7:07 PM (EST)
They still use the aluminum foot brace system, I believe.
  Sent them an email
  Posted by: davbart on Jun-20-13 7:21 PM (EST)
Waiting for a response


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