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Old 08-09-2006   #1
 
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Oil Can Prevention

Are there any tricks to prevent oil canning?

Storage: I store it horizontal, hanging from the grab loops.
Hot Sun: The boat will be in the back of a hot truck frequently, put it on it's side or flat on the hull?
My fat asss: I'm pushing the limit of the weight range, should I loose some weight?

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Old 08-09-2006   #2
 
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Dan,

Try to slide a thin piece of foam under the seat (1/4''-1/2''). This will usually help with oil canning.

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Cool, I've got a new boat and don't want it to look like my old boat. Visually, the old boat's hull looks like this: ~
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best way is to not use the boat...

If the boat is hot from the sun, cool the boat before you get in and do a seal launch.
What happens is the hot plastic streches then cools off in the water.

Next don't boof or splat any rocks as that streches the plastic also.
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Ditto on the foam under the seat. It solved my oil canning problem permanently. No boofing or splatting rocks = NO FUN
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ditto again on the foam under the seat. took care of my CFS.
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ditto on what of the Captain says. Walking around rapids in general will also prolong the life of your boat.

Of course there is new technique, I believe they call it the Denver/Boulder solution, which is to wait until the first week of may and throw your new boat on your roof racks and leave it there untouched until September. Problem solved.
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Old 08-09-2006   #8
 
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So let me get this straight. I have two options: boat like a candy-ass or put some foam under my butt. What about padded bike shorts, do those count?
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The way I see it Dan, you have only one option, and it's not the foam.
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Old 08-10-2006   #10
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I have heard that storing kayaks standing up on end is the best way to reduce any stress on the hull. Hanging it by the grabloops may actually contribute to oil-canning over time, but then again it may not. Definitely boof everything in sight, what fun is boating without boofing?
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