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  1. Replacing older bucket boat floor

    Kayaking | Gear Talk
    I have a 16' Achilles from the early 90's. The tubes are wicked solid and hold air for days. On the Upper CO last weekend, I hit a water pumping pipe that jutted 12' out into the river about 6" below the surface. It apparently had shrappenel like edges in the middle of it and cut a 14" slit in...
  2. To bail, or not to bail

    Kayaking | Gear Talk
    I have an old Avon bucket boat and the floor has numerous small pinholes. I was thinking of doing a few things, my first option is to ditch the old floor and buy a new self bailer. Second was to buy a can of gacoflex or send it over to Inflatable Technologies for a shiny urethane coat...
  3. modify a standard floor to a SB on an old Avon Pro?

    Kayaking | Gear Talk
    I have an older Avon Pro bucket boat, my favorite boat I've ever owned! And I've heard of folks modifying the floor to be Self Bailing. Has anyone done this? What does it entail and could I do it myself? And does anyone know what the potential cost of this is?
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