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  Posted by: daabbott23 on Apr-22-14 6:35 PM (EST)
   Category: Other Gear 

I am looking for a Velcro for the bow painter in my canoe. I would like a stitched one with a loop for the rope with a second loop 90 degrees to the other for the brace in the bow of the boat. Suggestion and a link?

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  Suggestion and no link
  Posted by: Guideboatguy on Apr-22-14 6:52 PM (EST)
You can buy Velcro straps in all sorts of configurations at many types of stores, and five minutes with a needle and thread will produce the item you desire.
  Sometimes, Velcro can be contact-
  Posted by: ezwater on Apr-22-14 7:18 PM (EST)
cemented to itself, or to backing strap material, to save stitching. You have to be careful that the contact cement doesn't get into the hooks or loops.

I believe Velcro is usually Nylon, and so has some water affinity. Some that I contact-cemented onto the nose and tail of a kayak, to control grab loops, would get rather slack when wet. In seeking Velcro supplies, look for heavy duty or that designed for water use.
  here's one
  Posted by: fwalburg on Apr-22-14 9:49 PM (EST)
  Posted by: pagayeur on Apr-23-14 1:39 AM (EST)
do you wish to restrict the bow painter in this manner? My preference is that painters are free floating in case of overturning.

  Posted by: ppine on Apr-23-14 11:33 AM (EST)
Make one or use bungee cord on the deck.
  Try some of these
  Posted by: QCHiker on Apr-24-14 3:36 PM (EST)
Try some Bungee Dealee Bobs.


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