The canoes we have for sale have likely all been through some sort of maintenance and repair.
These common repairs include:
- Fibreglass patches applied to interior ribs on Souris River Ultralight canoes.
- Due to the flexible nature of these canoes cracks often form on the interior ribs.
- Patch work is required to ensure water does not enter the interior foam ribs.
- Patches consist of Epoxy saturated fibreglass cloth sanded to a smooth finish.
- This repair is most common on our 18ft Ultralight canoes
- Repairs to worn shoe keels.
- Shoe keels get damaged over time due to friction wear from beach landings.
- Epoxy resin and fibreglass cloth is often used to seal the canoe’s outer fabric and prevent “fabric rot”
- Many canoes have an extended kevlar keel strip installed to address this issue.
- Worn fabric to underside of ribs on Souris River Ultralight canoes.
- Due to the flexible nature of these canoes there is more friction wear near the underside of the rigid foam ribs.
- Thin epoxy saturated fibreglass cloth is used to strengthen and repair the outer walls of the canoe when this damage is present.
- Fibreglass patches applied to hull damage.
- Punctures to canoe hulls are repaired by applying epoxy saturated fibreglass patches to the inner and outer walls where damage is present.
- Fibreglass patches are often sanded down to a smooth finish
- Colour matched gelcoat is often applied over the repair if the canoe is painted.