Fixing dings and bumps

I'm planning to buy a used oc1, but there are a bunch of scratches and dings on it. Can anyone give me some pointers on how to fix?


Submitted by JasonL on Wed, 01/16/2008 - 8:47am

I'd be glad to give you a few pointers.

Pointer 1. Buy a new canoe. That way you can cause your own dings and scratches.

Pointer 2. If you do buy a used canoe, ask the seller if any repairs have been done.

Pointer 3. Don't believe anything the seller says.

Pointer 4. Ask fellow paddlers for suggestions.

No thanks are needed. Just helping is reward enough.

#1 Wed, 01/16/2008 - 12:57pm

What sort of scratches or dings?

Small repairs aren't to hard unless you want it to look perfect.

#2 Wed, 01/16/2008 - 2:25pm

Check out Rambo's site it has repair info


#3 Wed, 01/16/2008 - 4:53pm

Where are you located? If youre in the socal area you can bring it by and Ill give you guidance. Anything below the waterline should be handeled by a proffessional.......especially if you intend to take it outside.

#4 Wed, 01/16/2008 - 6:59pm

Thanks for all the feedback... I'm going to buy a new boat! woohoo!

#5 Tue, 01/22/2008 - 11:37am

dont forget the chines.

#6 Tue, 01/22/2008 - 11:09pm

Don't worry about the chines. I've been working on aftermarket chines that can be stuck onto any chineless canoe.
They are handshaped wood core, laminated with the finest carbon fiber, and mount using a special military grade double sided adhesive tape. I should have some free samples for test pilots very soon.

#7 Thu, 01/24/2008 - 6:39am

I want some ! I feel somewhat handicapped with my rudderless chineless canoe.
Is it possible to get them chrome plated ?

#8 Sat, 01/26/2008 - 5:56pm

Alotta chine-envy goin' on around here...

#9 Sat, 01/26/2008 - 7:55pm

By my calculations, chrome plating the chines would add 1.86 ounces to the weight of your canoe, and that could be the difference between beating Karel Jr. and coming in dead last.

#10 Sun, 01/27/2008 - 3:09am

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