I just returned from paddling the Waterfound & Fon Du Lac rivers in Saskatchewan, and I have 2 problems with the Royalex hull of my Swift Dumoine. I was hoping some of you could direct me to good sources of advice to repair them. I like the canoe and want to keep it.
- One night a bear bit two canine holes in the stern stem below water line loaded. I just taped them with duct tape ot finish the trip, but would like to do a more permanent repair.
- I think the gelcoat never sealed to the royalex in places on the bottom outside of the hull. first it bubbled, but then with the wear on the rocks on the trip it has released and is pulling off in pretty large areas to reveal the white royalex.
Any information or especially links to explanations of how to repair these two problems would be greatly appreciated.