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canoe parts

I picked up an older Coleman 16' (plastic) canoe and the aluminum keel tube is bent and cracked. do you have any suggestions for replacement parts for this boat. thanks
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  • electrical conduit ........
    -- Last Updated: Jun-17-13 9:42 PM EST --

    ...... thin walled pipe tube is what it is . Lightwiegt but reasonable bend resistence

    Check Home Depot or Lowes or a local electrical supplier . Not very expensive !!

    10' lengths should be the shortest available . 1" size is probably the smallest .

    Pretty certain all of it will be zinc cadium plated for rust resistemce . Check for the connection fittings as well .

  • Good idea. It might be possible to cut
    out the bent portion of the keel tube, and slip a piece of that conduit tubing over the cut ends.

    There is a chance that the conduit tube won't be stiff enough once installed. In that case, aluminum tubing is not hard to get, and a piece with inside diameter selected to slip over the cut ends of the original would do the job.
  • When you've had all the fun you can
    stand in that Coleman, it will make a good compost bin, and you can get a pricier canoe.
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