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Old 04-17-2007, 07:02 AM   #29
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My kayak dealer said that a kayak should be suspended on it's side. I have a sit-on-top, and that advice may be specific for those. I don't know if the same holds true for sit-ins. Side storage is great for utilizing space.
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Yeah a kayak dealer petty much told me the same; store/transport them on the side or upside down. I thought that was kind of silly, as all the racks, including the ones in his shop, (Thule, Yakima, etc) place them upright?!
Any way, my Son is just 6 yrs old, so we should have a few more years to travel as “4”. As he grows, we still have all the kayaks.
Penobscot is “Royalex” (ABS) not Kevlar. Literature says you can fold it around a rock, get out and pop it back into shape! Let’s hope we never try that…
65# for a 17’ boat is pretty light, at least as far as plastic boats go.

Door gunner, I am going to guess the fans are for a hot air balloon? Or maybe "paint booth"?

Thanx all for the input,
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:41 AM   #30
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OK-I scored the Old Town Penobscot; pretty boat with the cane seats, ash thwarts, etc.
I find it hard to believe they used it more than once or twice. Barely a mark on it.

It's home and in the garage...what is the best way to store boats? Upside down or upright?
I have heard different opinions on this...

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Bill- Great Deal! You made the right choice as for a very good canoe and at an incredible price! Have fun and be safe. Be sure to get the high end life jackets for the kids and dog!
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:27 AM   #31
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Found this on Old Town's site;

How should I store my Old Town canoe or kayak?

CANOES: Always store upside-down, even overnight. If at all possible, set on sawhorses or blocks, as this will allow the gunwales to carry the weight.
KAYAKS: Should be stored on their sides or standing on one end, if at all possible. If stored outside we recommend an Old Town kayak cockpit cover to prevent the possibility of water getting inside. Another option is to store the boat upside-down, preferably in slings or on cradle-type saw horses. This will keep the decks from becoming distorted.
If you must store your canoe or kayak outside, we recommend you tie it down, as strong winds can catch the underside, flip it, and cause damage. Also, ultraviolet light from the sun may fade the color over time; if possible, store your boat out of the sun. If stored outside, do not cover with a tarp laid directly on the boat, as the heat of the sun will create an oven under the tarp that can damage, distort or discolor the hull. A tarp properly suspended above the boat will protect it from ultraviolet light. Simply leave sufficient space to allow for air circulation.
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Will salt water damage my Old Town boat?

No, salt water will not damage your canoe or kayak or any of its components with brief exposure. However, if you are using your boat frequently in salt water, it should be rinsed down after every use to avoid discoloration or corrosion of components.
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Yeah a kayak dealer petty much told me the same; store/transport them on the side or upside down. I thought that was kind of silly, as all the racks, including the ones in his shop, (Thule, Yakima, etc) place them upright?!
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Thanx all for the input,
Bill
Actually, those upright racks are cradles that should theoretically be under the bulkheads on the kayaks. Since many kayaks have V or round keels, laying them on a flat surface, especially in the sun with poly boats you can oil-can the hull, like if Joe-Bob jacked your trailer at the bumper. Cradles "should" keep this from happening. We use J cradles from Malone that store them on the side.
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