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    Is Royalex dead? Hard to believe. Anyone know anything about this?

    http://www.rapidmedia.com/canoeing/c...x-is-dead.html

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    Looks like its dead untill someone else wants to make it.
    Now left only to be a turd in the forrest and the circle will be complete.Use me as I have used you

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    Wow. That is depresing. I had a chance at a Wenonah Backwater is Royalex this summer. Starting to wonder if I should have bought that instead of the Sport Boat. Never thought they would quit making it.

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    Hopefully someone else picks up the manufacturing. Nothing else quite like royalex!

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    I wouldn't get to freaked out about it, Old Town is advertising their replacement material as LT9000 and the literature makes it look like a vast improvement.

    Does this make my Discovery 169 collectible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alasgun View Post
    I wouldn't get to freaked out about it, Old Town is advertising their replacement material as LT9000 and the literature makes it look like a vast improvement.

    Mike
    Well if life gives you lemons make lemonade. I am sure Old Town will make the best of it, but I am suspicious about the discovery of a new wonder material just as Royalex is going out. Royalex is time tested and works! We will need to see about LT 9000. In any case I am happy to have two well loved Royalex boats. Thought about buying a Tripper XL to round out my fleet but 105 pounds scared me.

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    I sure hope they keep it around- hard to believe it could be improved for most uses. I have had 2 Mad River Explorers in Royalex and they were great- not as fast as my kevlar but sure tolerated the gravel better (as far as scratches).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alasgun View Post
    Does this make my Discovery 169 collectible?
    I'm pretty sure the Discovery series are made from CrossLink3.
    Trippers, Campers, Packs (and others) are made from Royalex.
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