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* The following are retired gunwale systems as of 2011. These are the pictures and short descriptions from the 2010 catalog. For more information, continue scrolling through articles tagged "Retired gunwale systems". IQ Aluminum gunwale with dual...

While the triple layer construction provides added stiffness, it can still be dented or depressed due to impact or sustained weight or pressure. Heating the area and pushing it back to original shape is the best option, but the foam-cored...

Due to the triple layer construction, it is very very rare that a Triple Tough hull will crack all the way through. Usually the crack will be isolated to the inner or outer skin and in both cases, the best remedy is the poly drip method (See...

Polyethylene has a memory and if stressed, will usually rebound to its original shape once that stress is removed. However, depending on the duration and the power or strength of that stress, the hull material may not be as able to recover its form...

One of the universal truths about polyethylene is that it is difficult to repair. Fortunately, it is a material that rarely needs repair, but there will be times. Shallow scratches and gouges are sometimes best lived with. Unless quite deep, they...

Knowing daily streamflow conditions can be essential when making paddling plans. For daily streamflow conditions nationwide, click below.

A list of paddling organizations that can help you get involved in canoeing: American Canoe Association America's Premier Canoeing, Kayaking & Rafting Organization Since 1880. http://www.americancanoe.org Northern Forest Canoe Trail A member-...

Adventure Series As durable as polyethylene is, it is more likely that you may have to repair or replace some components of your canoe's outfitting.Adventure Outfitting consists of those parts that are added or installed on the hull of the canoe...

BEFORE YOU USE YOUR NEW CANOE The first thing you should do after completing the purchase of your canoe is to remove the poly bag containing the owners manual from the seat. Doing this at the store will prevent the manual and grab loops from being...

Multiple coats of Gunwale Guard are applied to wood gunwales during the canoe building process. Particular attention is paid to oiling the surface of the gunwale that will be against the hull once the canoe is assembled as it’s obviously tough to...

One of the blessings of opting for a polyethylene canoe is that there is very little required or even recommended maintenance involved. You should get years of life out of your canoe with a minimum of precautions. If at all possible store your canoe...

Paddling America's waterways can be relaxing, rejuvenating, even exhilarating. But it also comes with responsibility for you, your paddling partners, other resource users, and the environment. Click below for information on paddling lessons, safety...

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