There are a few things I d consider doing: 1) I like the idea of 2 layers of Dacron. 2) I d run a couple of strips down the bottom. When you pull it up onMessage 1 of 6 , Jul 23, 2010View SourceThere are a few things I'd consider doing:
1) I like the idea of 2 layers of Dacron.
2) I'd run a couple of strips down the bottom. When you pull it up on shore there are only 2 places where it touches...the keel and the (is it called the sheer"?)...where the hull starts going more vertical. You could run a couple of 1/2" pieces there and you'd be fine.
3) Carry an emergency repair kit of a piece of dacron and a little one-use tube of super glue. You're going to have to glue up the hole anyway, so why not carry the repair kit with you? I taped my kit around one of the seat horizontals and just leave it there. It's a great insurance policy...I figure as long as I have the repair kit on board I'll never need it
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From: "gmreevesrodco@..." <gmreevesrodco@...>
Date: 07/22/2010 05:38 PM
Subject: [Airolite_Boats] Re: Durable enough for boundary waters?
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I'd be interested in know as well. I'm about to order the plans so I can build one for next years trip. I'm wondering if going with another fabric would be better.
--- In Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com, bschless@... wrote:
> I have punctured my boat on oyster shells (and had a heck of a time
> bailing and rowing it home). I now carry a repair kit taped to a seat
> which includes a tube of super glue, a piece of dacron and some duct
> in a baggy. Easy repair will be the baggy duct taped on. More seriousglue.
> repair will be the dacron glued in place, then smeared with super
> Beau Schless
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> From: "tylerwisconsin08" <tylerwisconsin08@...>
> To: Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com
> Date: 05/13/2010 06:38 AM
> Subject: [Airolite_Boats] Durable enough for boundary waters?
> Sent by: Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com
> Are the Snowshoe 16 or 18 durable enough for Boundary water trips? Does
> anyone use either of these models for tripping? If you do, have youmade
> any modifications to the plans?