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    Question Canoe "end" protection?

    I have a polyethylene plastic canoe (like a coleman) that is beginning to wear on both keels from dragging across the ground short distances between my car and the water, and wearing on the shoreline. i am concerned it will wear through long before the rest of the canoe is ready for retirement. What do you recommend i put on the outside of the ends to protect them from further wear and tear? Where can i get the stuff you recommend, and how do i best adhere the stuff to the plastic?

    thanks in advance for your input.

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    Default End Protection

    ther is a product they use on regular boats that comes in different colors Cabelars sells it buy a short pice an try it what have you got to louse it is used to potect the keel of your boat on rocks an sand it looks like a tape that folds in half it comes in 3 inch on both sides of the fold an 4 inch on both sides, don't know how long it will stay on, or put alumin on it with pop rivits an sealent mold the alumin to fit [soft alu. an a hammer can do a lot]

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    PSyou can also put a coating of Rino coat [truck bed line] it will stick to the plastic ends or use a paint on truck bed liner from your local auto parts store
    some people have used it on canoe's in a rental fleet an have not heard of any problems an yes it will add weight, but any thing you do will add weight.
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    thanks for the truck bed liner material idea. i will look for the do it myself kit at an auto parts store and give it a try.

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    Default Protection

    Good Luck
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    just an update to my original post. i picked up the bed liner material (better late than never, but the price was finally right). now i will just have to wait until the summer to apply it

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    keep us posted as to how it comes out as I think a lot of people would like to do it seeing you are doing it in your back yard. good luck
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