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  strength of canoes
  Posted by: ppine on Jul-24-13 2:25 PM (EST)

Modern boats have done a much better job of using materials effectively for strength while saving weight.

I have had many fiberglass boats and one early Kevlar boat. It was a Sawyer Charger 18 1/2 feet long. It was made in 1978 and eventually started to fall apart literally. I fixed it with cloth and epoxy but it was never right after that.

All kevlar and fiberglass boats can be crunched beyond repair with a simple wrap around a rock. Always remember that.

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