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Pre-Spring Care and Repair for Your Kayak or Canoe
Feb 05, 2013
Start by reacquainting yourself with all its intimate details. Check the handles, seat(s), bulkhead(s), rudder, skeg and any other kind of hardware you find. Be thorough, tightening anything loose and paying extra attention to moving parts. Don't leave it in need if you find something that should be replaced. This is your boat we're talking about and it should look and feel as good as you can make it, even right down to the last decal. Once you've done this, there's no better way to show your care than by putting in the time to make it look all new and shiny, just like the day you first met. To a canoe or kayak, getting a new coat of 303 Protectant applied is the equivalent of having Valentine roses delivered, or so some would say.
If you find that your kayak or canoe is in need of major repair, don't hesitate to contact your local dealer. Fortunately though, these things are made strong and durable so that should only be necessary in rare cases. So, if you don't have anything else going on this Valentine's Day, put some alone time in with the kayak or canoe. You won't regret it come spring.
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The Harmony Team