Thread: Old Towne Canoe
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:37 AM
helix149 helix149 is offline
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Yup oil canning just like the previous poster said. Happens all the time to our whitewater kayaks. What I would recommend is putting the canoe on sawhorses or a couple chairs and placing a round metal weight on the dimple so it pushes it in the direction you want it to go. You then heat the other side of the boat up (carefully of course) with a hair dryer. If you can do this in a cool place such as basement or enclosed garage that will work the best. Once the dimple pops out apply just a little more heat to get it to set and then leave the setup to cool fully in the darkish cool place for a couple days. If that doesn't make the dimple stay away it is unlikely anything will. Good news is it shouldn't effect the boat much either way.
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