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 how to fix my cannoe 
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Post how to fix my cannoe
So a co-worker of mine just gave me a mad river cannoe that has a crack running vertically on one of its sides. I was going to just try and use some opoxy on it to try and seal the crack but wasnt sure if someone on here might have a more valid suggestion. Any feedback would be greatly appretiated.

Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:57 pm
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Post Re: how to fix my cannoe

There are a bunch of repair kits on there...maybe one can help you. I know if it isn't too bad, you can use P-tex as well. Personally, I would call Mad River Canoe or or a place that sells that brand. I know the owner of HOBS, Russ, in Danvers builds his own canoes by hand so you can also give him a shout.

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Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:16 pm
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Post Re: how to fix my cannoe
You can patch ABS plastic with more ABS plastic. Not sure on what your canoe is made from but it's likely ABS-foam-ABS construction like most good plastic canoes. ABS plastic is a special order item ( or, most hardware stores will not have it. Some places stock ABS plumbing pipes for outdoor underground use but most places only stock PVC, (PVC is different from ABS, it will not work to patch a canoe). Basically you create a good channel for the new palstic to go in with a knife, chisel, whatever and remove the foam except from the sides of the channel. Lay down some gorilla glue and than lay down some coats of the ABS. To get the ABS plastic into a spreadable liquid form, let it soak in an airtight jar of acetone for a couple days. I've done this to my Old Town canoe made of "royalex" which is a abs-foam-abs sandwich contruction

check this out for more details and that's also a great forum to get more info on your problem. ... id=1106564

Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:15 am
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