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by johns
Sun Aug 08, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Advice on royalex repair
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: Advice on royalex repair

not as durable as vinyl, but protects from uv and easy to reapply. neither provides strength. I have been using rustoleum painters tough mostly because it is readily available, inexpensive and comes in colors close to coordinating with boats I have so patchwork not too obvious. any plastic paint wil...
by johns
Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Advice on royalex repair
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: Advice on royalex repair

pictures look like no more than vinyl skinned off. If that's the case, there is no structural issue, trim off the what's loose and paint the bare abs for uv protection. any spray paint suitable for plastic ok for structural repairs, I have had best luck using gflex for cracks, pc7 to fill dents unde...
by johns
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Learner Boat--Advice most appreciated
Replies: 8
Views: 1716

Re: Learner Boat--Advice most appreciated

ovation by reputation is slow and you likely will outgrow it quickly as your skills progress. ocoee is a design which has survived for decades in royalex and other materials for good reason. It will test you as a beginner, but as you progress will take you anywhere you want to go. I have a Bell vers...
by johns
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Airbag Repair/Stem Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 1018

Re: Airbag Repair/Stem Replacement

its just clear plastic tubing available many places, including Lowes if it has the right diameter. some bags use a smaller diameter inserted in the base rather than fitting over it which is more common. I have salvaged pieces of the larger diameter, maybe some new, if you can't find it anywhere else...
by johns
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Advice on removing glued plastic D rings
Replies: 4
Views: 1669

Re: Advice on removing glued plastic D rings

both acetone and mek will dissolve vinyl given age of genesis, if dring mounting plates are rectangular grey hard plastic I think they were usually mounted with construction adhesive, best to cut or grind them out. I have salvaged some out of encores by carefully tapping a putty knife through adhesi...
by johns
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: DRY SUIT RECOMMENDATIONS
Replies: 11
Views: 5412

Re: DRY SUIT RECOMMENDATIONS

agree with advice offered by others. I and friends I winter paddle with regularly have used both NRS and Kokatat drysuits for the most part. NRS are a reasonable choice especially if bought on sale, but will not last as long as Kokatat which we are all using now (goretex with socks and relief zips)....
by johns
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Mad River Outrage Bags
Replies: 3
Views: 2354

Re: Mad River Outrage Bags

old 6' mohawk bags are slightly more than enough to bag my encore with mohawk saddle tight, so 5' should come close to filling an outrage which is 16" shorter and narrower. John
by johns
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat repair
Replies: 22
Views: 9251

Re: Boat repair

I have used both slurry and sheet abs in combination with gflex and other materials. many patches on many boats of my own and for others. best combination for has been formed sheet abs glued on with goop over some filler (gflex, pc-7, layers of goop etc) if needed so there are no voids. better impac...
by johns
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat repair
Replies: 22
Views: 9251

Re: Boat repair

looks like could be repaired with sheet abs patches so that it would last long enough for you to figure out whether you want to do this. would take some time, but works. I am sometimes paddling a Dagger ocoee which was in worse shape than this when it was given to me, and its held up to some rocky r...
by johns
Sun May 06, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: question about abs slurry repair for royalex
Replies: 7
Views: 4610

Re: question about abs slurry repair for royalex

I also have not tried ABS slurry, but have done ABS patches glued with goop over cracks fixed with gflex which have outlasted boats, and in some cases gflex alone has worked well and proved durable. what to do depends a lot on length and location of crack. ABS sheet material needs to be formed and p...
by johns
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Just Starting out? Check here!
Topic: Solo canoe capable of camping but also up to class II
Replies: 6
Views: 16070

Re: Solo canoe capable of camping but also up to class II

not directly responsive, but I have 2 old, battered, ugly, but patched and watertight solo whitewater boats needing new homes - viper 11 and whitesell whirlwind. whirlwind in particular might be a good boat as a test for what you seem to be interested in - about the same length as vertige, round hul...
by johns
Sun May 14, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dagger Caper vs. Encore
Replies: 7
Views: 9348

Re: Dagger Caper vs. Encore

I have a caper and 2 encores (not my first), and once spent 2.5 weeks in a caption on Snake River, Yukon. I'm 5'9", 175, own and have paddled a variety of solo boats (mostly encores and vipers), currently challenged by first ocoee. thoughts Caption design followed caper, and its is a better boat. fi...