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Old 07-16-2013   #1
 
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Fluid Detox questions

Hey everyone,
I've emailed Fluid now a couple times and haven't heard back from them which is a little bit disappointing. But it's nothing a forum can't help me out with so here it goes.

I bought a used Fluid detox a week ago and there is no front pillar in the boat. Initially i thought it was foam like the rear pillar but after looking at some of the user manuals, it might appear to be a plastic pillar which is connected to the rest of the boats outfitting.

Without this pillar, am I putting the boat at a large risk of damage? I primarily want to use this boat to bring friends with me to the river and show them some basics, so boofing and rough use isn't really a big possibility. I do, however, want to use this boat for personal use and it will eventually get put to a larger test.

I've asked the company about it and haven't heard back from them and it has been over a week now. If anyone has any suggestions/comments i'd love to hear from you.

Thanks
Dye22

p.s.- i can post pictures if needed.

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Old 07-16-2013   #2
 
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Fluid's outfitting has had some changes as of late, but I paddled a detox not too long ago and there was a foam pillar. The new outfitting now has plastic pillars, so it depends on when your boat was made. If you post some pictures of the outfitting I will be able to tell you if it had a plastic or foam pillar.

Not having a pillar puts the boat at a higher risk of folding, but this usually only happens in severe vertical pins or when the boat is without a captain.

This said congratulations on buying a detox! It's a sweet playful boat that carves like a dream and is a lot of fun to paddle.
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I just realized if the rear pillar is foam than it's the older outfitting and the front pillar would have been foam too.
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Old 07-18-2013   #4
 
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Awesome, thanks for the reply. The company has since contacted me back and things are underway to get replaced. Appreciate the info, and I will definitely be enjoying this boat for some time to come.
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