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Old 09-20-2007   #1
 
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Project Oil Canning

So the Mines Kayak club got a whole fleet of new pool boats. We arent allowed our boats that have been in the creeks into the pool (its a brand new pool, with more problems then whatever we can bring in). So we got a new fleet of boats, that will eventually become river boats.
We got 2 project 52's and 2 project 62's. After 10 pool sessions, and washing the boats off after being in the pool every time, all four of the projects are oil canning. None of our other boats have done this yet, including EZG's, kingpins, ZG's, Rx's and mambas.
has anyone else had issues with projects oil canning that fast?

mind you, none of these boats have ever been in the creek, only pool, all get washed after every session.

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Old 09-20-2007   #2
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School of Mines? Aren't you guys a bunch of engineers? Maybe you could hand this off to one of your chemestry classes and they could provide WS an answer.
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Ah, you can tell I went to Fort Lewis buy the way I spell.
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Old 09-20-2007   #4
 
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Take the seat out and put a piece of 1/2 inch closed cell under the seat. Replacing the seat is a serious engineering project; perhaps a Masters thesis.

This worked on my old 52 with no cannin' for 2 years of use. New 62 has no foam and is can-city.
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it might be a problem with how you are storeing them. never leave a boat flat on its hull as this will put the weight of the boat on the bottom and cause oil-canning. store them on their sides or virtically.
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they are always stored vertically, never laying down
I think we are going to throw some foam under the seat, as suggested, hopefully that will solve the problem...

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I'm a novice kayaker, what is oil-canning? I leave my boat lying down and it has a dent in the bottom, is this oil-canning? I guess it doesn't help that my kids like to play in it on dry land. If so, what's so bad about the oil-canning, does the the boat track worse?
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Oil canning is when you drink large cans of shitty beer then pickup on fat chicks. The foam protects you when they try to stab you with their car keys.
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What...are you talking about hanging out at Wildman's? Sounds awfully similar!
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Mr. C, that's a fine example! Jim Wildman is a prime example of oil canning gone unchecked.

Oil canning is the large dents or warping you get on the bottom of a boat, typically below the seat. I don't think it impacts tracking, but makes the boat a little slower feeling on a wave.
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