Spidering Hull of Discovery 158
Posted by: eccoboro on Jul-01-13 9:55 PM (EST) Category: Canoes
I just purchased a Old Town Discovery 158 that was manufactured in 1992 (21 years old). The bottom of the Hull has UV damage with dry/spidering of the outer-layer (also deep gouges). No leaks at this time, but afraid of becoming more brittle over time, then possible leaks. Any recommendations to repair spidering ? Kevlar sheeting bonded with epoxy resin maybe ? Spidering runs entire underside of canoe. Any help/direction would be appreciated. Thanks....
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Posted by: CEWilson on Jul-01-13 11:44 PM (EST)
Posted by: yatipope on Jul-02-13 12:54 AM (EST)
I would not add ANY more weight to that particular canoe just to make it feel more structurally sound. Its probably just fine and still tough enough for your needs.
Mine is 20 years old|
Posted by: jackL on Jul-02-13 5:59 AM (EST)
It weighs 80 pounds. If I added a layer of kevlar and epoxy, I would need a crane to pick it up!
Anyway, most epoxies won't stick well |
Posted by: ezwater on Jul-02-13 3:51 PM (EST)
enough. And Kevlar is a rotten "outside" cloth because it has little compression strength and fuzzes when abraded.