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  No more Royalex?
  Posted by: kimoj44 on Mar-15-14 10:44 AM (EST)
   Category: Canoes 

I just got an email from my local canoe/kayak retailer and he said that the plant that makes Royalex will no longer be making it. So, this will be the last year of Royalex canoes? Has anyone else heard of this?

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  article
  Posted by: kimoj44 on Mar-15-14 10:55 AM (EST)
http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20140226/NEWS/140229931/canoe-thermoformers-scramble-for-royalex-replacement#
 
 
  Uh you might be the last to know
  Posted by: yatipope on Mar-15-14 11:25 AM (EST)
Its been a major topic of news and conversation for a year or so in the canoe world. Do some searching here in the forum and you will get a BUNCH of info about it.
 
 
  that's.......
  Posted by: kimoj44 on Mar-15-14 11:55 AM (EST)
......what I get for hibernating this winter........... :-)

I wonder what new material they'll come up........
 
 
  Fortunately
  Posted by: eckilson on Mar-16-14 5:53 AM (EST)
there will be used royalex boats around for years.
 
 
  It is difficult for me to believe that
  Posted by: rpg51 on Mar-16-14 9:10 AM (EST)
no one will pick up the manufacture of royalex going forward. I disagree with the idea that composite and poly is all we need. Royalex has had a long running hold on a portion of the market. We'll see. Pressure will start to build this year.
 

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