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Old 02-03-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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Just got a 17' Aluminum Canoe...Time to polish

We just picked up a vintage 17' Alumacraft Canoe with a 3 hp two-stroke trolling motor. Guess I have another polishing job!? The original owner is 91 and said it is time to sell because loading it on his jeep is becoming a pain. I plan on customizing an extention rack that will hold up the front of the canoe so it stays off the cab. I'll put some before pictures up tomorrow and then some more when I am done polishing.

Happy paddling!!
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:00 PM   #2
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Polishing an aluminum canoe

The aluminum alloy used for canoes is quite different that used for Airstreams. It will not polish very well and will not hold the polish. It will dull up fairly quickly unless you clearcoat it.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:30 PM   #3
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Dusty find...

Here is a couple before pictures...fresh out of the garage. Last time it was registered 1999.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:14 PM   #4
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Cool, with a transom too. The 3 hp motor should push that canoe well.
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I just sent you a PM. I've got a big Grumman, and would like to compare notes.
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