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What type of paint works on "plastic" type coleman canoe?
What type of paint works on "plastic" type coleman canoe?
by Guest
Oil Canning in Plastic Kayaks
Hello Everybody, Looking at buying my first kayak, probably a plastic one due to a low budget. Ive head mentioned several times the problem of oil canning. Does this affect all plastic kayaks,or just ...
by David McCormack
What rack would you recommend for a plastic kayak on a toyota van? already ...
what rack would you recommend for a plastic kayak on a toyota van? already has factory crossbars
by elblis
Has anyone attached a skeg to the bottom of a smooth plastic boat?
I'm wondering what the best way might be without putting holes in the bottom of my boat. It's an old boat so I don't mind experimenting with it.
by Rogue Anne
PLASTIC KAYAK
RECENTLY PURCHASED A NICE OCEAN KAYAK 15' USED AND IT IS ABOUT 55 LBS, KIND OF HARD GETTING IT ON AND OFF THE CAR RACK AND ALSO MOVING IT INTO MY YARD, WHAT CAN YOU SUGGEST TO MAKE IT A BIT EASIER, ...
by BARRY
Re: I have an older 13 foot kayak made by Phoenix. Some folks refer to it as Po...
Just an addition to my mention of the "fiberlastic" material Phoenix was using on their whitewater boats. Plastic boats were just starting to appear (the early ones looked like they were made by ...
by Steve
Re: What Kayak would you recommend a beginner?
Well i just went through this route myself getting into kaayks just a month ago. Iam 5'8" 170 pounds Male. I first bought a rec bought from dicks sporting goods a 13 foot Perception sport Conduit 13. ...
by dc9mm
Re: Durability of Kevlar
Kevlar isn't used as a resin in boats - it's a fibre. Woven into a fabric, it is used as a structural component in the boat. Often it is mixed with layers of glass. All of this will be saturated with ...
by Jijshphan
Buying a used Kayak: What would I inspect Part I
... used kayak would vary depending on its construction materials. While there are similarities between plastic, composite, fiber glass, and wood there are some unique differences between them. So ...
by Daniel
Refibreglassing an old cedar strip canoe
Credit for this post goes to Sherwood Botsford. Sum Lake asks: I have stripped the original fiberglass off an old Langford canoe and want to refiberglass the outside hull but there are ...
by sgbotsford
Re: Two piece kayak vs one piece(roto-moulded ) kayak? Which is a...
Rotomolds are almost industructable. The two peice plastic ones are not molded but thermoformed sheets of PVC then joined together. I have a Current Designs Kestrel TCS (Two peice) and have never had ...
by Jules
Re: Appleby Manufacturing Canoe.
Hi, Is the canoe, Aluminum, Wood, :Plastic, Fibreglas? This would help, to know. If it is wood, you may goto http://www.Wcha.org and ask, in their Forum. Or you can research the Search Engines, like ...
by Eugeenniuss
Buying a used kayak
... kayak. Are there things to watch out for. What I am concerned about is the condition / shape of the plastic / poly. Does it weaken, get soft, get brittle over time? What should I be looking for ...
by outtolunch42
Re: I have an opportunity to purchase a Wilderness Systems, Cape Horn 14 kayak....
Not sure what these things go for new, but if it's a 'rotomould' (one piece plastic) I would guess around $1K new. If it were in good condition a fair price would be 50% or around $500. You can ...
by Sound Chaser
Ideas for designing a wanigan?
... ideas on designing a wanigan for the next canoeing season. I don't want to use wood, I would prefer plastic and something that I can pack up inside a canoe bag if I need to. I haven't found ...
by Linda2
Re: Waxing??
Wim, If it's a Polyethylene material, wax won't stick to it anyway. Want a test? Write on it with a felt marker, it will be illegible very quickly if it is unsuitable for wax. If the marker stays ...
by cameraboy
Re: Bottom of the polypropelene kayak.
My husband and I purchased a Malibu two Ocean Kayak in 1995. We used it for scuba diving and surface support in the rivers and lakes mostly. It sat around for a couple of years and discolored. Two ...
by Annette
Re: Do you wear gloves while paddling? I went out for the first ...
I have arthritis in my thumbs and wear hard plastic braces with a light lycra fingerless glove underneath, when it's really hot I wear cotton fingerless gloves underneath made from old socks. I used ...
by auntierain
Re: I found an Eddyline Falcon S18 for sale for $1400. I test pa...
As Imagrover said it is a steal. They Retail for about $2,750 and can be found on sale for $2,000 or so. As for Carbonite, it is also used in fishing & trekking poles, and cross country skis. ...
by Daniel
Re: Sailing Canoes/Kayks
I tried to glue a piece of plastic pipe to the bottom of the canoe to hold the mast but it wouldn't hold. Any ideas on how to fasten someting to bottom of the canoe (fiberglass)?
by gluxarewers
Pelican Apex II
I'm looking at buying a sit-on-top kayak that could be used for recreational uses (flat water rivers plus occasional runs down the Guadalupe around Austin / New Braunfels in Texas) and for offshore ...
by Razbyshaka
Re: Trailhead Canoes
Hi Paul, I've never paddled in a 'Prospector'. so I can't speak to their handling, but I have paddled several fiberglass models. I own an Oldtown made from 'Royalex', It's a tough boat, and requires ...
by Bannon
Newbie (Tasman Express)
Hi there all, I'm a newbie kayaker who is thinking seriously about purchasing a kayak in the next month. I'm looking at a Tasman Express (by Quality Kayaks in New Zealand) and would appreciate any ...
by Ulster
Re: I just bought an old, fiberglass kayak I plan to spend the winter restoring...
Sure does seem to have the same silhouette. I can tell you that, after removing most of the foam from the bow and stern, I could find no sign of dry rot, which was my concern with the foam. IF you ...
by Old Fiberglass Kayak ...
Re: What is a fair price for a 17' Scropio sea kayak ? Excellent condition
... nt, it looks like a MK1. These were the earlier models, starting around 2008. It uses the corelight plastic, but is a little heavier that the current model. I got my 2009 for a steal at $800 last ...
by Abel
Re: Is there wax for a kayak to make hem go faster?
I dont think wax would make any differance but assuming you have a roto mould plastic kayak what was reccomended to me was 303 protectant which you can get at most marine stores. Helps protect ...
by dc9mm
Re: Archive? Royalex vs Royalite..
In http://www.altavista.com I searched for: royalex royalite And in a couple of nano-nanos got back: 1. Royalex / Royalite Canoe Specs Solitude shown) M O D E L. L E N G T H. W I D T H. 4' W A T E R ...
by fimbulvetr
Re: Typical cruising speed range - sea kayak
From personal experience, plastic is slower than fibreglass but a good plastic boat can match or beat a poor fibreglass one. There is also personal ability to consider. I generally have enough speed ...
by dslonline
Just bought a Necky Kyook and asking for advice!
... boat like this? I'm a small woman 'bout a hundred pounds. The boat has thigh braces, rudder and is plastic. My regular boat is a Necky Looksha II. At my ...
by OceanKayaker4321
Re: Used Seda Glider-fair price
When plastic river running kayaks appeared on the market, the fiberglass/composite paddlers referred to those first plastic boats as "garbage cans". Meanwhile Seda was still building composite ...
by Kristof
Gunnel replacement
... needs to replaced. The present one looks like pine or some kinda softwood. Can I replace it with plastic PVC pipe instead of wood? I'd need to cut a slit along the ...
by Fred
Re: Price 15 ft tandem aquaterra kayak by perception
I'd say if the hull isn't gouged and the plastic not too brittle or faded I would ask 350-400$
by D
Re: What is oil canning?
If you leave a plastic kayak in the sun too long, especially upside down or on it's side, not supported it can change shape, maybe get a convex bow to it, then it won't paddle well or straight.
by Rogue Anne
Re: Fiberglass Canoe repair and paint ?
i used my husbands palm sander with fine sand paper then buffed it and painted it with the new VALSPAR PAINT FOR PLASTIC LIKE FOR THE OUTDOOR FURNITURE. THE CAN HAS A PICTURE OF A PLASTIC ADARONDAK ...
by nan
Re: Boat Repar
Thanks - I did the search on YouTube and figured out how to do it. I ended up using screws and plastic bridges for holding things together and only did a bit of plastic welding in the end. That was ...
by whitecell
Lowrance Elite-4 DSI Power Cable or Connectors
I have a Lowrance Elite-4 DSI fishfinder / chartplotter. I connected the cable from the power supply to the fishfinder to my kayak. I'd like to get a second cable so that I can play with the unit ...
by Naples Fishing Kayaker
Looking for Comments on Boreal Design Inukshuk and Northwest Synergy
... t driving a few kayaks and have not settled on anything yet. This is a first kayak, so it will be a plastic boat this time. I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia so despite good kayaking, there is not a lot ...
by Rayven
Re: Recommendation for a kayak?
It looks like you want a cheap used sea kayak, $600.00 is challenging but it happens. Prijon had something called a Yukon a decade ago. They were great. A sea kayak of sorts, tough as nails and ...
by Quatre
Re: Looking for a moderate light weight canoe to carry two adults and one 5yr o...
With your budget, you are going to be stuck. I don't think there is anything suitable. So go used. Check out kijiji and craigslist (A given city one will usually dominate) Both have ways you can ...
by sgbotsford
Re: How to fix dent in royalex / royalite canoe
Is the dent below or above the where the waterline will be when the boat is loaded? If above, I don't see how, but (and keep this in mind for the rest of my advice) I'm hardly an expert. I've heard ...
by swedepu

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